Belgian Air Force: Our F-16AM intercepted the Russian Tu-134UBL "Black Pearl" over the Baltic


Information sources subordinate to NATO report that the Belgian Air Force F-16AM aircraft “intercepted a rare aircraft over the Baltic Sea”. It is reported that to intercept the Belgian Royal Air Force fighters rose from the airfield in Lithuanian Siauliai. At present, there are four Belgian aircraft in this Baltic city - within the framework of the NATO program “to protect the airspace of the Baltic countries”.


So what kind of airs did the Belgians intercept?

The reports say that we are talking about the Russian aircraft Tu-134UBL "Black Pearl".

From a post on Twitter for the Belgian Air Force:

The Belgian Air Force fighters intercepted a unique board in the airspace over the Baltic Sea - the Russian Tu-134UBL "Crusty-B", which is often called the "Black Pearl" because of its color. He is often used in the Russian Aerospace Forces to train pilots and navigators of the Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 strategic bombers.

In the comments to the publication, one of the users noted that the Belgian pilots acted as spotters of the Russian military aviation. Recall that spotters are called photographers of various types of aircraft in the sky and at airfields.

Initially, the Belgian Air Force stated that the aircraft "noticed":

Belgian Air Force: Our F-16AM intercepted the Russian Tu-134UBL "Black Pearl" over the Baltic


Then, instead of being "noticed" on the resources of Belgium, NATO began to use the term "intercepted."

The materials say that the Russian Tu-134UBL was photographed in the infrared range by the Belgian F-16AM pilots.

The Russian defense department hasn’t commented on the NATO information resources at the moment.
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  1. Marconi41 15 February 2020 16: 21 New
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    They intercepted an old Tu134, a Belgian performed a feat of some sort. And if there was a training crew for YES at the Pearl, then let them get used to escorting partners.
    1. olegfbi 15 February 2020 16: 26 New
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      Quote: Marconi41
      Intercepted the old Tu134

      Probably they’re already considering premium ones and they are twirling a hole for the order ... laughing
      The unarmed Tu-134 was intercepted, Heroes ...
      1. knn54 15 February 2020 16: 35 New
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        Photo report for Belgian taxpayers.
        1. Dmitry Donskoy 15 February 2020 16: 39 New
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          After the swan left the NATO members, they are ready to take any plane now. lol
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          2. den3080 15 February 2020 18: 19 New
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            Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
            After the swan left the NATO members, they are ready to take any plane now. lol

            this so-called "interception" is generally a failure without the selfie of Belgian pilots :)
          3. Levius RU 15 February 2020 21: 10 New
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            Soon for AN 2 indignant. He will generally be pure stealth.
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        1. dali 15 February 2020 17: 24 New
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          Quote: Dima_Anlim
          Everyone has long known how a rating is earned on VO.

          What are you doing then in VO? belay
          1. Atilla 17 February 2020 05: 42 New
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            Why is this rating needed? For what?
      3. ochakow703 16 February 2020 03: 04 New
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        "and" hole "for the order twirl ..."
        Naturally twirl! But the two "interceptors" were ... voooot, then for the joys ... and even a suitable holiday on the yard.
      4. megadeth 17 February 2020 09: 40 New
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        This is the hero of Belgium no less, they give orders and medals for any reason ... Transferred to another duty station (in another part) medal, arrived on time for the service order ..
    2. Chaldon48 15 February 2020 17: 47 New
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      The Belgians "noticed" their changed to "intercepted," I think after our guys sent them to such a mother.
    3. NEXUS 15 February 2020 23: 39 New
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      Quote: Marconi41
      Intercepted the old Tu134

      We also do not pick our nose ...
    4. YOUR 16 February 2020 06: 39 New
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      They intercepted this when they shot down or forced to land at their airport. And so, an ordinary routine, they found an airplane in with the transponder turned on, which flew in international airspace outside the air corridors and outside the schedules of passenger aircraft. Looked, looked back. The plane did not run away, did not perform any anti-aircraft or anti-aircraft maneuvers, did not try to hide.
      Well, where is the interception?
    5. smart ass 16 February 2020 09: 52 New
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      It would be great to launch a pair of that 134 along the usual long-range aviation route, and at a distance in the invoice, send the three Su 35s in maximum stealth, respectively, when the Su 35 interceptors appear, they will work out the attack.
      1. Stalllker 17 February 2020 04: 34 New
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        Not a good idea
  2. ankir13 15 February 2020 16: 22 New
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    Now they need to take an airbus, and then a Boeing somewhere ...
    1. tima_ga 15 February 2020 19: 21 New
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      They will now hunt for superjets :)
    2. Fat
      Fat 15 February 2020 22: 24 New
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      Mgm.
      Quote: ankir13
      Now they need to take an airbus, and then a Boeing somewhere ...

      When ours were caught in the GSVG cf. 71, there was a story worthy of an opus. Here it was an interception.
      And this ... We noticed suddenly. This is not an interception, but a yellow-press story of a successful flight. Although ... The black bird is slightly steeper than that 130 black pearl ... No?
  3. bober1982 15 February 2020 16: 23 New
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    From ChVVAKUSh, the navigator cadet fornication (over the Baltic Sea), it happens, to the delight of the spotters, and the native Air Force.
  4. Ham
    Ham 15 February 2020 16: 29 New
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    no no no! let them tell us about Syria, who bombed whom there?)
  5. Retvizan 8 15 February 2020 16: 30 New
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    Well, straight "intercepted"!
    Near flew, pofotkalis ...)))
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      1. dali 15 February 2020 17: 29 New
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        Quote: Dima_Anlim
        Not tired of spoiling yourself in the comments?

        Aren't you tired of justifying the wet dreams of the West?
        Over the centuries, these g.Euevropy, and now America, are trying to realize these dreams!

        Therefore, everything is correctly said !!!

        shl
        Where are you from?
  6. Lamata 15 February 2020 16: 34 New
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    Heroes !!! no words, a real military operation, associated with a risk to life.
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      1. dali 15 February 2020 17: 32 New
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        Quote: Dima_Anlim
        Precisely because there are many of you, there are always road accidents on the streets, constantly traffic violations and everything else - there are too many of you inadequate for this country!

        It's just the opposite ... you have now shown your gut in full glory, accusing people of what they did not ...
        I just think that "inadequate" is like you ...
  7. Mountain shooter 15 February 2020 16: 35 New
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    Bored of them there. In Šiauliai. Training aircraft intercept ... Yes, that’s okay, but they are proud of it! wassat
    1. Berkut154 15 February 2020 16: 56 New
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      Which Šiauliai, which FRAW? This board belongs to the Navy MA !!!! And it works only for the Navy !!!! Lives in the south.
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  8. Rzzz 15 February 2020 16: 43 New
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    And what is the achievement? What were able to photograph? Finally found where the button on the camera?
    1. Fat
      Fat 15 February 2020 23: 40 New
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      Quote: rzzz
      And what is the achievement? What were able to photograph? Finally found where the button on the camera?

      Well .. Probably like "what was that !?
      They took a picture ... Not a UFO .... highlilikli "Legendary Black ..." That one from the analytics department ... To me! We intercepted the sentence and took a picture and identified the UFO "... These are not aliens but Tu 134 with a pack of cigarettes, current Chorny-Chorny ...)))))
  9. Svetlana 15 February 2020 16: 48 New
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    Accompanied not equally intercepted. Knowing English, what word is used in the original?
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    2. dali 15 February 2020 17: 40 New
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      The article says:
      Then, instead of being "noticed" on the resources of Belgium, NATO began to use the term "intercepted."
      Quote: Svetlana
      Accompanied not equally intercepted.

      Therefore, what is the question then?
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  10. Cap.nemo58rus 15 February 2020 16: 56 New
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    But a handsome whistle! Cool color. good
    1. Thrifty 15 February 2020 17: 00 New
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      Generally a beautiful plane! drinks good
    2. Cap.nemo58rus 15 February 2020 18: 43 New
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      I would repaint my “solarium” in that color. But, I'm afraid it will come out a little expensive.
  11. Thrifty 15 February 2020 17: 00 New
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    We didn’t seem to pay them for advertising our planes! Initiative from a place, we are only at hand! lol good
  12. Ros 56 15 February 2020 17: 03 New
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    We removed the UBLs on our Falcon Il-28, but in fact older students were flying at them, apparently they were being prepared for flights in units on the Tu-22M3, their nose was almost the same.
  13. pv1005 15 February 2020 17: 11 New
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    Quote: bober1982
    From ChVVAKUSh, the navigator cadet fornication (over the Baltic Sea), it happens, to the delight of the spotters, and the native Air Force.

    Since when did UBL appear in the FGM? It is rather Tambov. Although this board belongs to the Naval Aviation.
    1. akarfoxhound 15 February 2020 17: 37 New
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      In addition to our Tambov, there are still enough UBLs in parts. And the Pacific Fleet has UBL "Count Muravyov-Amursky", and this black one with a Baltic Fleet, and at the Black Sea Fleet in Saki, the UBL stands with a "dolphin". And this is only the fleet. There are also in the VKS, scattered
      1. NN52 15 February 2020 18: 27 New
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        This board has long been flying as a transporter))))
        1. akarfoxhound 15 February 2020 19: 05 New
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          In the Navy and VKS, I will tell you a secret, they are already very long time ago "members". As combat training boards are used only by the UBC, in Sh.
          P.S. Well, I don’t have to open the world in Carcasses, after the fighters before the demobilization for 6 years, I used this materiel in Tambov, wandered around the country, well, of course, they closely communicated at counter-intersecting with colleagues. Good luck and happy holiday
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  15. Botanikas 15 February 2020 17: 31 New
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    Quote: Svetlana
    Accompanied not equally intercepted. Knowing English, what word is used in the original?


    Spotted ...

    "Recall photographers are called photographers of various types of aircraft in the sky and at airfields"
  16. akarfoxhound 15 February 2020 17: 34 New
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    "Intercepted" the board flying on the route, according to a pre-filed FPL. We watched the "warriors" an electronic application in net and already sweated from the strain! The Shauliai dispatcher clearly worked, having seen the flight plan approved for XNUMX hours on the computer and the powerful NATA machine “plowed”! Here again, S. Lavrov’s quote immediately comes to mind.
  17. Amateur 15 February 2020 17: 36 New
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    It’s good that they didn’t get the An-2, otherwise they wouldn’t reach the airfield. Would decide that they are in an alternate reality. fellow
  18. Alex 2020 15 February 2020 17: 39 New
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    Belgian Air Force F-16AM aircraft “intercepted a rare aircraft over the Baltic Sea”. It is reported that to intercept the Belgian Royal Air Force fighters rose from the airfield in Lithuanian Siauliai.
    So, what is next? Well, we have completed the routine task that all air defense pilots in all countries perform in similar situations, and present with such ambition as if ... they had intercepted and prevented a space massacre. laughing
  19. Ratmir_Ryazan 15 February 2020 17: 44 New
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    Intercepted - this was when some actions of the enemy aviation were prevented (for example, the MiG-31 intercepted Black Bird and did not allow him to invade the airspace of the USSR), but in this case they simply discovered and escorted a neutral Russian training aircraft over neutral waters.
    1. Glory Ponomarev 15 February 2020 20: 19 New
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      I think you should not pay attention to loud headlines.
      1. Stalllker 17 February 2020 04: 38 New
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        Like many comments
    2. Sergey Sfiedu 16 February 2020 02: 37 New
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      "The MiG-31 intercepted Black Bird and did not allow him to invade the airspace of the USSR" - something I can’t do. With the advent of the MiG-31, the “thrushes" really reduced agility, but to intercept .... Give me a link if this really happened.
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan 16 February 2020 09: 38 New
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        "The MiG-31 intercepted Black Bird and did not allow him to invade the airspace of the USSR" - something I can’t do. With the advent of the MiG-31, the “thrushes" really reduced agility, but to intercept .... Give me a link if this really happened.


        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird#Эксплуатация

        https://vpk-news.ru/articles/12777

        By the end of the 1980s, the MiG-31 fighter-interceptor was adopted in the Soviet Union, the flight characteristics of which (primarily speed at high altitude, equal to 3000 km / h (M = 2.83)) made it possible to intercept the SR-71. Known cases of interception - on May 27, 1987, the SR -71 entered Soviet airspace in the Arctic region. "The MiG-31 fighter-interceptor was sent to intercept the command of the Soviet Air Force, which successfully displaced the Blackbird into neutral waters." Shortly before this incident, two MiG-31 aircraft also intercepted the SR -71, but already in neutral territory. Then the American intelligence officer failed the mission and flew to the base. Some experts believe that it was the MiG-31 that caused the Air Force to abandon the SR -71
  20. kit88 15 February 2020 18: 12 New
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    Well done, well done, intercepted.
    ....
    And somewhere in the headquarters of the Air Force, a report was written on "Checking the combat readiness of the aviation of NATO countries, based on the temporarily occupied Zoknyay airfield."
    With minute-by-minute timing of combat crew operations and aircraft crews from the moment a target is discovered to the moment of visual contact.
    belay
  21. Prisoner 15 February 2020 18: 20 New
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    Wow, what the Maladians! laughing If at the same time they have not done it yet, then the interception is clearly drawn to a feat. laughing laughing laughing
  22. K-50 15 February 2020 18: 25 New
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    Belgian Air Force: Our F-16AM intercepted the Russian Tu-134UBL "Black Pearl" over the Baltic

    These go “play out” to the point that one of them “for fun” flips a missile at our plane with human and material casualties on our part.
    It was enough for one of them to have a “mind” to launch a rocket towards the Russian border, and here they can do it.
    What this in the end will turn out not a single wang will not say. Idiocy, it is not predictable at all, by definition. request sad angry
    1. Grigory_45 15 February 2020 21: 51 New
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      Quote: K-50
      one of them "for fun" flips a rocket on our plane

      Do you think PND patients are allowed to fly ???

      Interceptions and sorties for escort are commonplace for air defense aviation, that of Russian, that of NATO

      Quote: K-50
      It was enough for one of them to have a “mind” to launch a rocket towards the Russian border

      sometimes mistakes happen. So, on January 8 of this year, by mistake, the Iranian air defense was shot down on take-off of a Boeing 737 of Ukraine International Airlines. Human factor.
      1. K-50 16 February 2020 09: 25 New
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        Quote: Gregory_45
        Do you think PND patients are allowed to fly ???

        Are you ready to vouch for them?
        Or was there no air-to-air missile launch towards the Russian border?
        When one of them sees something during the flight “to patrol and intercept Russian aircraft” and no one will predict their reaction.
        And these "games" will not end in good. " negative
        1. Grigory_45 16 February 2020 09: 41 New
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          Quote: K-50
          Or was there no air-to-air missile launch towards the Russian border?

          It was. Only need to distinguish
          Quote: K-50
          "for fun" babahnet

          and a commonplace mistake. Even in the Criminal Code, the articles for the killings differ - intentionally and through negligence. You just wrote about the conscious action, and therefore there was a comment in response to your
          1. K-50 16 February 2020 09: 59 New
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            I repeat again.
            Are you ready to vouch for their cockroaches in their heads, with such a policy of moral pressure and propaganda that they consider a priori true?
            1. Grigory_45 16 February 2020 10: 07 New
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              So we are in the process of escalating the situation (read the media of a certain sense. Even here in VO there are apologists). And our pilots in the same way fly to escort and intercepts. And yet in your place I would not compare combat aviation pilots with users of social networks. The first nerves will be stronger, they have the concept of "what will happen if", unlike the sofa warriors who throw all their hats
  23. Jager 15 February 2020 18: 32 New
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    In civil aviation, the TU-134 was removed from flights in my opinion only last year. But in the army they are still there.
  24. old friend 15 February 2020 19: 10 New
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    a great way to trolling is to run corn on an ongoing basis (or whatever is cheaper in operation and fuel). Let the “partners” work: they intercept, ruin the motorcycle resource and burn fuel.
  25. Narcolog 15 February 2020 19: 51 New
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    "Posted - it was, not posted - it wasn’t" (c) It seems that there was some kind of advertisement.
  26. next322 15 February 2020 21: 04 New
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAvxORxaEw0
  27. Grigory_45 15 February 2020 21: 26 New
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    F-16AM intercepted the Russian Tu-134UBL "Black Pearl" over the Baltic
    it’s more correct to call the incident an escort, not an interception.
    F-16 without showing any aggressive actions, the Russian pilots, like the Belgian pilots performed their tasks - ours practiced training flights, the Belgians - worked out the response time to the appearance of Russian planes - take-off, approach, escort (as well as taking photos of such a rare airplane) and return to the airfield.

    Interception is slightly different actions on both sides. The interceptor pilot receives the task of finding the object, getting close to it, identifying and forcing the alien side to adjust the course (leave the guarded airspace when escorted)
  28. turbris 15 February 2020 21: 46 New
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    It’s the journalists who “intercept” everyone out of ignorance, and now they have taught the NATO people that is escorting an aircraft in neutral waters in order to identify its type and state affiliation. And they intercept violators of the flight regime and the state border.
  29. Aleks2000 15 February 2020 22: 00 New
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    So what.
    And in our, and in our media, they’ll intercept everyone endlessly,
    And in the case, and just pilots practice ...
  30. boriz 15 February 2020 22: 07 New
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    We look at the auto-translator: they spotted - they noticed. F-16 noticed our plane., As they write: "a rare bird in the Baltic Sea." Probably more correct "over the Baltic Sea", but they wrote so.
    Just noticed and surprised. Well, the Tribal Baltic great powers and NATO, of course, will blow soap bubbles. It’s necessary to make noise from scratch, because they’ll stop remembering.
  31. Uve bjørnsson 15 February 2020 22: 43 New
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    Interesting pepelats.
    Beautiful, elegant, swift.
    Hybrid Tu-22m (bow) and Tu-134 repeat
    1. Reserve buildbat 16 February 2020 11: 39 New
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      These Tu-134s have two versions: UBL (training bomber pilots) and UBSH - training bomber navigators. Therefore, such a nose.
  32. lvov_aleksey 15 February 2020 22: 53 New
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    who else caught the question? !!
  33. duchy 16 February 2020 10: 22 New
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    Do not take a picture, do not get a tip. Additional rations are given to them by diapers. Getting ready. bully
  34. Pastor 16 February 2020 10: 27 New
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    Well, a friend just recently watched as ours intercepted and landed someone’s plane very similar in color to the NATO one at Chkalovsky airfield. There is silence in the media.
  35. Reserve buildbat 16 February 2020 11: 37 New
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    The greatest achievement of the Belgian Air Force! They could !!! They saw the real aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces !!! True training, but it doesn’t matter? laughing
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    How beautiful it looks ... When their test flights passed over the roofs of houses (the northern end of the KhAZ runway), what kind of music was it .. and for some reason no one was afraid that the plane would crash ..
  37. Queen of Belgium Matilda is delighted with the success of her "Belgian falcons" !!!!!
  38. Freedim 16 February 2020 22: 53 New
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    They were not told that the pictures are paid? :)
  39. megadeth 17 February 2020 09: 53 New
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    It is necessary to paint all Russian passenger planes in a black diamond, let the NATO pilots have fun .., equip the Russian Navy TU134 with an electronic warfare complex, when approaching NATO planes, direct them to the fullest and then watch these bastards pop out with crunching popcorn ...
  40. Irbenwolf 17 February 2020 14: 18 New
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    How can one make an old Soviet passenger airplane an attractive modern business jet ... A spectacular airplane.
  41. Bred 16 March 2020 12: 40 New
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    here everyone writes about the Belgians, and why no one writes about Russian pilots? Why no one wrote that the guys should be awarded the title Heroes of Russia! Because only the heroes of Russia can fly on such old shit and is proud of it!