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The crews of the MiG-31 Pacific Fleet for the first time performed the night refueling in the air

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Pilots of a separate mixed Pacific Aviation Regiment fleet (Pacific Fleet), deployed in Kamchatka, for the first time worked out flights of crews of high-altitude interceptors MiG-31 with night refueling in the air, reports press office Seaside region.


The crews of the MiG-31 Pacific Fleet for the first time performed the night refueling in the air


Refueling marine aircraft aviation Pacific Fleet passed at an altitude of 7000 meters at a speed of about 500 kilometers per hour. Fighter pilots completed 10 sorties and made more than 15 contacts with a refueling aircraft. The total crew flight at night exceeded 10 hours, the release said.

It is reported that "the air refueling of fuel is a necessary element in the training of fighter pilots, which makes it possible to significantly increase the combat radius of operations of MiG-31 airplanes and to perform missions at a long distance from their bases."

As the press service noted, in the dark time, pilots "are much more difficult to detect the air tanker rod and dock in poor visibility with its cone, as well as to perform piloting in the absence of visible landmarks."

Interceptors refueling was carried out from IL-78M long-range aviation aircraft of the Russian Air Force.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Proxima
    Proxima April 3 2018 14: 02
    +3
    The news once again underlines the high qualification of Russian fighter pilots. fellow Everyone knows that everything that is done at night (take-off and landing on an aircraft carrier and not only, but simply any evolution of a fighter in the sky) is extremely difficult. hi Then in the afternoon, refuel in the air - you need to seriously sweat. In a word - well done pilots. good
  2. Radikal
    Radikal April 3 2018 14: 24
    +1
    The crews of the MiG-31 Pacific Fleet for the first time performed the night refueling in the air
    Why for the first time?
    1. Proxima
      Proxima April 3 2018 14: 49
      +3
      Quote: Radikal
      The crews of the MiG-31 Pacific Fleet for the first time performed the night refueling in the air
      Why for the first time?

      Because during the day he even refueled two times in one flight - two years ago the MiG-31BM was installed the newest record in non-stop flight duration - 7 hours 4 minutes (with two refueling in the air) drinks
      ... ah, I didn’t hear it at night request
      In general, this record-breaking aircraft is just a fairy tale. fellow
      ... In 1977, the Soviet test pilot Alexander Fedotov rose on the MiG-31 into deep space - to a height of 37 meters. And until now, this aircraft covers almost the entire range of heights available for modern aircraft. hi
      1. Archivist Vasya
        Archivist Vasya April 3 2018 15: 06
        +1
        Quote: Proxima
        on the MiG-31 into deep space - to a height of 37 meters

        Wow, I didn’t know, so it turns out this is not just a plane, but a spaceship without 5 minutes))) winked
      2. NN52
        NN52 April 3 2018 15: 27
        +7
        Proxima

        Mig 31 has been working out night refueling for several years, in other regiments of the aerospace forces.
        And 31 with Yelizovo subordinate to the Pacific Fleet sailors, even they gave out daggers.
        So the pilots from Yelizovo worked out a night refueling, for the first time in the history of the Yelizovo regiment and for themselves.
        One of the most difficult elements of KBP.
  3. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 April 3 2018 14: 33
    +2
    Quote: Radikal
    The crews of the MiG-31 Pacific Fleet for the first time performed the night refueling in the air
    Why for the first time?

    I did not understand the same .....
  4. engineer74
    engineer74 April 3 2018 14: 49
    +4
    "Air refueling is a necessary element in the training of fighter pilots, which can significantly increase the combat radius of the MiG-31 aircraft and perform missions for their mission at a great distance from their home base."

    In connection with the advent of the "Dagger" such exercises began to play with new colors! wink Soon, I feel, a new specialty will appear - "pilot fighter of large surface targets" ....
    1. Proxima
      Proxima April 3 2018 14: 52
      +2
      Quote: engineer74
      In connection with the advent of the "Dagger" such exercises began to play with new colors! wink Soon, I feel, a new specialty will appear - "pilot fighter of large surface targets" ....

      Golden words, dear hi
  5. Falcon5555
    Falcon5555 April 3 2018 15: 38
    0
    Strange - it’s time for the airplane to landfill, and on it "for the first time" they are working out something laughing - and not just something, but one of the key tricks. Interesting - really for the first time, or is it a dumb informational noise?
    At night - not at night - what's the difference. For night, there are devices called light bulbs. The stores are sold.
    1. Beltasir matyagu
      Beltasir matyagu April 3 2018 20: 20
      +4
      How sick of you
  6. Radikal
    Radikal April 3 2018 16: 35
    +1
    Quote: Proxima
    Quote: Radikal
    The crews of the MiG-31 Pacific Fleet for the first time performed the night refueling in the air
    Why for the first time?

    Because during the day he even refueled two times in one flight - two years ago the MiG-31BM was installed the newest record in non-stop flight duration - 7 hours 4 minutes (with two refueling in the air) drinks
    ... ah, I didn’t hear it at night request
    In general, this record-breaking aircraft is just a fairy tale. fellow
    ... In 1977, the Soviet test pilot Alexander Fedotov rose on the MiG-31 into deep space - to a height of 37 meters. And until now, this aircraft covers almost the entire range of heights available for modern aircraft. hi

    I didn’t mean it - why it wasn’t before, i.e. was not a standard element of combat training! winked
    1. NN52
      NN52 April 3 2018 16: 52
      +3
      Because there were no instructors for this type of combat training ...
  7. Radikal
    Radikal April 3 2018 17: 47
    0
    Quote: NN52
    Because there were no instructors for this type of combat training ...

    Where did they go? belay
    1. NN52
      NN52 April 3 2018 19: 33
      +2
      And they were not ...
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell April 4 2018 11: 41
        +2
        Quote: NN52
        And they were not ...

        Two hundred and fifty, for a long time still we will disentangle this garbage of "collapse" of the Union? The process is underway, but I want to quickly and more, more ..
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell April 4 2018 11: 50
        +2
        Quote: NN52
        And they were not ...

        Two hundred and fifty, for a long time still we will disentangle this garbage of "collapse" of the Union? The process is underway, but I want to quickly and more, more ..
        1. NN52
          NN52 April 4 2018 12: 18
          +2
          Hello tramp!

          I agree ...
          But it’s not at all clear why they were given to the Navy at the time, who was so clever ....
          As a result, they fly a little, the sides of the ancient and not modernized (as in the VKS) .. Naval on Yelizovo save the campaign ...
  8. Radikal
    Radikal April 3 2018 22: 13
    0
    Quote: NN52
    And they were not ...

    And is that normal? sad