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American F-22 fighter jets work off Elephant Walk in Alaska

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The US Air Force conducted fifth-generation F-22 fighter tactical exercises in Alaska, having completed a maneuver called Elephant Ride. This is reported by the Internet portal The Drive.


American F-22 fighter jets work off Elephant Walk in Alaska


The “Elephant Walk” maneuver is one of the military exercises in which the squadron control of aircraft is worked out in close formation, when the fighter jets take off at intervals of 20-40 seconds. Such a construction and take-off are being worked out in the event of real hostilities, when it is necessary to fly as many planes as possible in a short period of time.

The X-NUMX F-24 fighter from the Elmendorf military base, as well as the Boeing E-22 Sentry and C-3 Globemaster III aircraft took part in the tactical exercises in Alaska.

The previous exercise with the refinement of the “Elephant Walk” maneuver took place at the Hill Air Base in Utah last November, then X-NUMX fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets took off.

It is noted that the US Air Force has recently increased the intensity of exercises aviationclose to fighting. According to some military experts, this is due to the activation of the Russian Air Force, whose aircraft began to appear more often at the borders of the United States.

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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 28 March 2019 12: 11
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    And I'm sorry that none of them crashed.
    1. lwxx
      lwxx 28 March 2019 12: 17
      +12
      Another grief is double joy? And I'm envious. What do we have in order to make such a maneuver?
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 28 March 2019 12: 21
        +1
        I would like to go from a heavy machine gun.
        It hurts so well ...
        1. For example
          For example 28 March 2019 12: 39
          +3
          Quote: lwxx
          Another grief is double joy? I’m envious ...

          Envy is also a sin. wink
          And you can’t do such sorties by shurik. It took a lot of time to build one. Note that under the wings it weighs. All this takes time. It turns out that this is not an ordinary event for mattresses.
          So don’t be jealous. There is no reason, and it’s a sin (I repeat winked )
          1. Invoce
            Invoce 28 March 2019 14: 48
            0
            Quote: For example
            All this takes time. It turns out that this is not an ordinary event for mattresses.

            perhaps even a take-off on readiness will take less time than this ceremonial building, and besides, catching stones from the runway into the engines is not quite what you need ... A grand ostentatious order!
            1. volodimer
              volodimer 29 March 2019 17: 37
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              I think that we have no less hemorrhoids before the May 9th parade, and in the air we need to get everyone together ... that’s another task ... We seem to be able to, and they ... well, we must, too, so there’s nothing to be surprised , neither jealous nor frowned at their reason there.
      2. afrikanez
        afrikanez 28 March 2019 12: 22
        +4
        You might think the Americans are different.
  2. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 28 March 2019 12: 14
    +1
    The "Elephant Walk" is needed to quickly and in advance get your feet out of the warheads. All F-35s are equipped with PTB, that is, they have gathered far and for a long time.
    1. For example
      For example 28 March 2019 12: 46
      +6
      Quote: g1washntwn
      All F-35s are equipped ...

      There is no F-35 wink
      1. g1washntwn
        g1washntwn 28 March 2019 14: 31
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        The photo is very similar to the same walk for the F-35 (November 2018)
  3. Tusv
    Tusv 28 March 2019 12: 18
    +2
    Handsomely. Build 24 lizards, then wait for the AWAC and Tanker. This is how much time to take off at the same time! That way We have time to bomb and get away. Joke
    1. rayruav
      rayruav 28 March 2019 12: 26
      -6
      Well, as you say, we will raise all four combat-ready Su-35s or in pairs
  4. Mouse
    Mouse 28 March 2019 12: 18
    +9
    I remembered a joke ...
    Preparing for takeoff F-22. Reported to the tower:
    - First, I'm the twelfth, ready for takeoff.
    - I understand, I’m recording, I am taking off.
    - The first, I'm the twelfth, took off safely.
    - Got it, I'm recording.
    - The first, I am the twelfth, gained a given height.
    - Got it, I'm recording.
    - The first, I'm the twelfth, the Su-27 flies towards.
    - Got it, cross out ... lol
    1. rayruav
      rayruav 28 March 2019 12: 23
      +2
      already on the second branch you're all joking
      1. Mouse
        Mouse 28 March 2019 12: 27
        +5
        You against do not like humor?cryingpichalka ...
  5. rayruav
    rayruav 28 March 2019 12: 22
    0
    it seems that the amers operating squadrons of f-22 are as if today are the air force fire brigade
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 28 March 2019 12: 35
      0
      They are a fire brigade in case of a sudden conflict with China. Carriers will reach ...
      And these from Alaska can playfully meet the Chinese J-20 over the Pacific Ocean.
      1. JD1979
        JD1979 28 March 2019 14: 14
        +3
        Dude, look at the globe? Where is Elmendorf, and where is a possible zone of the American-Chinese conflict. Something tells me the area from Japan to the Philippines. So there the US has a base in place, as does the AUG. The meeting of the Chinese J-20 over the waters of the empty Pacific Ocean between Japan and Alaska ... get down with heavy drugs.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 28 March 2019 15: 24
          +1
          Strategic aircraft do not keep at the forefront. Is it dangerous.
          The flight from Alaska to Japan on the cruising supersonic 1.6 MAX F-22 will be done in a couple of hours.
          -----
          "get off heavy drugs." ////
          -----
          As I understand it, you overcame addiction? Congratulations! drinks
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 28 March 2019 12: 22
    -2
    For some reason, a comparison of the "walk" of an elephant in a china shop involuntarily suggests itself. Why did they suddenly remember such a formation and takeoff?
  7. 3vs
    3vs 28 March 2019 12: 26
    +2
    We also have some kind of teachings in our city - a siren howled for ten minutes ...
    Everyone has teachings!
  8. Tuzik
    Tuzik 28 March 2019 12: 30
    +1
    even it seems to me they were going to heap longer than they would take off in pairs
  9. Wedmak
    Wedmak 28 March 2019 12: 39
    0
    So we generally work out pair take-off. I would even say this is a routine.
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  11. stalki
    stalki 28 March 2019 13: 00
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    Such a construction is possible only when they are sure that they will not shoot at them.
  12. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 28 March 2019 14: 38
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    Looks good. Interestingly, did we do anything like that? At least a couple dozen aircraft ...
  13. Charik
    Charik 28 March 2019 15: 15
    -1
    "rat race"
  14. Charik
    Charik 28 March 2019 15: 16
    0
    Do you already have C400 in Chukotka?
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 28 March 2019 16: 40
      +1
      Quote: Charik
      Do you already have C400 in Chukotka?

      Chukotka is not Alaska. There snow on .... "Well, in general, you will be waist-deep." repeat
  15. BARHAN
    BARHAN 28 March 2019 15: 32
    +1
    But after landing, the entire regiment will be unworkable for a week, due to after-flight service
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 28 March 2019 16: 41
      -1
      Quote: BARHAN
      But after landing, the entire regiment will be unworkable for a week, due to after-flight service

      And then the White Swan shakes its wing.