Russian anti-submarine Tu-142 made a 15-hour flight over the Atlantic

Russian anti-submarine Tu-142 made a 15-hour flight over the Atlantic

A pair of Russian long-range anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 made a long flight over the neutral waters of three seas and the Atlantic Ocean. This was reported by the press service of the North fleet.


According to the report, the crews of anti-submarine aircraft performed a flight at maximum range, having spent more than 15 hours in the air. On the route in the area of ​​the southern part of the Norwegian Sea, Tu-142 was refueled from the Il-78 refueling aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

The flight duration of the Tu-142 crews was more than 15 hours. Pilots worked out the skills of completing a given course over reference-free terrain and coordinated actions when piloting in the absence of ground-based radio navigation aids. In addition, the crews conducted training to solve problems in the far sea zone

- Reported the press service.

This is the second long-distance flight of Russian Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft over the past two weeks.

As noted, in flight, Russian aircraft were escorted by British and French fighters. According to the United Kingdom Department of Defense, the British Royal Air Force fighters Typhoon and the Voyager tanker rose to identify and escort the Tu-142.

Initially, British fighter jets that flew from Lossimuth airbase in Scotland cruised around the Shetland Islands in anticipation of the arrival of Russian aircraft to the UK. Then they were escorted by British fighters, who had risen from Coningsby Air Base in the English county of Lincolnshire.
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  1. Victor_B 8 March 2020 08: 08 New
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    Personally, I am confused (alarmed) by the very difficulty and riskiness of flying around the corner.
    The probability of not flying or not returning in the event of a real war is completely illusory.
    One can only admire the courage of our pilots, who already know better than me about the real risks of such flights.
    1. Mar.Tirah 8 March 2020 08: 19 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      I am confused (alarmed) by the difficulty and riskiness of flying around the corner.

      Yes, in general, military affairs always have a share of risk. As if he flew into this raid for the first time? This constant work for this reconnaissance aircraft of a potential enemy has been going on for more than half a century. It has also fallen, but at times less than civilian aircraft.
      1. Insurgent 8 March 2020 08: 28 New
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        According to the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom, British Royal Air Force fighters Typhoon and a Voyager tanker were raised to identify and escort the Tu-142.


        In the film "Admiral Ushakov" (1953), His Grace Prince Grigory Potemkin-Tavrichesky, referring to foreign ambassadors, said:
        There she is, Mother Russia. Itself does not sleep, but does not give to others!
    2. YOUR 8 March 2020 09: 19 New
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      I don’t understand what bothers you? Normal flight, nothing more. Peacetime, what risks may be. Civilian pilots make hundreds of such flights.
      In wartime, such flights will not be. The aircraft is designed to detect and destroy enemy SSBNs in patrol areas that are so far in a row. And they will not fly alone.
    3. Deck 8 March 2020 10: 35 New
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      Personally, I am confused (alarmed) by the very difficulty and riskiness of flying around the corner.


      Aeroflot flight Moscow - Havana takes almost the same time. Passengers are not presented for awards (. Or is it precisely military pilots who confuse them with a small touch?
      1. Zeev Zeev 8 March 2020 10: 53 New
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        Well, taking into account the living conditions in the Tu-142 ... Compared to civilian flights, this is a feat.
        1. orionvitt 8 March 2020 12: 47 New
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          Quote: Zeev Zeev
          Well, taking into account the living conditions in the Tu-142 ..

          Yes, normal conditions. These are only NATO flyers, they cannot go into a bucket. So in the West, there is no comfortable toilet with toilet paper, that's all, the war is canceled. laughing
          1. Zeev Zeev 8 March 2020 13: 11 New
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            Do not believe in stories about pampered western soldiers.
            1. orionvitt 8 March 2020 14: 14 New
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              Do not write stories about the "terrible" living conditions on the Tu-142. It’s just unbearable.
              1. Zeev Zeev 8 March 2020 14: 35 New
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                Tolerated. But why suffer when you can have normal conditions?
    4. Ros 56 8 March 2020 11: 41 New
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      Probably heard - Volkov are afraid not to go to the forest.
      But seriously, for a long time it was, but I saw a terrible result with my own eyes. The tram pulled up to the final stop, people got out and began to cross the rails in front of the tram. I pulled up on the next one and I don’t understand what the crowd was, it turned out that the granny did not have time to cross, and the tram started and she fell under him, and her bag hung on the tram “sausage” like that.
      I mean. that you never know where you will find and where you will lose and what awaits you.
    5. Alexey from Perm 8 March 2020 14: 59 New
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      In cases of war, we will have a chance to launch missiles from our airspace. Further Norway will let us in, they will bring us down right away.
      1. bayard 8 March 2020 18: 40 New
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        Quote: Alexey from Perm
        In cases of war

        Norway will have to take the forces of the marine corps and combat aircraft.
        Right away.
        In the first days \ hours.
        With fire suppression of the entire military component.
        This is the safety of the fleet.
        In case of war.
        And the occupation of airfields and naval bases for the needs of its fleet and aerospace forces.
        In the case of a REAL war, everything will go according to previously worked out algorithms.
    6. bayard 8 March 2020 16: 48 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      Personally, I am confused (alarmed) by the very difficulty and riskiness of flying around the corner.

      Geographical "curse". But in modern realities, another route to the North Atlantic - through the Caspian - Iran - Iraq - Syria - and over North Africa can be considered. Hmeimim could become a jump airfield ... or a temporary base for such aircraft.
      With the acquisition of future air bases in Africa, patrolling by the Atlantic Ocean will become more accessible and more comfortable. As it was before.
  2. Thrifty 8 March 2020 08: 23 New
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    And where is the whining of "partners" about the "interception" of our aircraft? belay Soon they will begin to massively “intercept” the clouds of mosquitoes flying near our airspace in their airspace! So not only will they “successfully intercept”, but they will also “successfully plant” the same mosquitoes, for example, on their territory! lol
    1. Going 8 March 2020 08: 44 New
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      Now they wake up and begin.
    2. orionvitt 8 March 2020 12: 53 New
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      The article is at least correctly written. Not intercepted, but escorted.
      in flight, Russian aircraft were escorted by British and French fighters.
      And then illiterate journalists, as they start to talk nonsense, about all kinds of "interceptions", "captures", and other heresy. To intercept, this is either to bring down, or force to land, well, or in extreme cases, to force to leave its airspace. And everything else, escort.
  3. Smart 8 March 2020 08: 24 New
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    Please tell me, and in case God forbid, how long would this Tu-142 pair last over the Atlantic and could they fulfill their anti-submarine function?
    1. kot423 8 March 2020 08: 49 New
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      You naively believe that in case of war the Britons and others like them would have what and where to take off from?
    2. dzvero 8 March 2020 08: 54 New
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      "How long" depends on the remainder of the fuel; “they could” - if the submarine turns up along the route, then yes.
    3. Insurgent 8 March 2020 09: 26 New
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      Quote: Smart
      Please tell me, and in case God forbid, how long would this Tu-142 pair last over the Atlantic and could they fulfill their anti-submarine function?


      The main thing is that at the time of the first shots in this war, in the area of ​​responsibility of anti-submarine aircraft,there will be no enemy submarines, or they will be at gunpoint.
      This can already be considered a success, and the fulfillment of a combat mission.

      And then ... Further, as military happiness will turn.
      1. ML-334 8 March 2020 12: 26 New
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        Piloting without air navigation aids, which means that we will turn off all communications, I believe that there is something, ours are training and that’s good.
  4. bessmertniy 8 March 2020 08: 54 New
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    Once accompanied - it means respect! It would be more offensive if they had not sent their retinue to our TU. bully
  5. Lunic 8 March 2020 09: 21 New
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    And why do they need a refueling tanker?
    1. PSih2097 8 March 2020 10: 20 New
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      Quote: Lunic
      And why do they need a refueling tanker?

      why, typhoons, if something happens, if you have to fly far away.
  6. Prisoner 8 March 2020 09: 24 New
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    Was it not at this time that Atlantic mattresses were throwing junk as part of their teachings?
  7. antivirus 8 March 2020 10: 43 New
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    cons again
    returned to less regular flights

    even a little bit, even a teaspoon is already good
  8. fa2998 8 March 2020 11: 39 New
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    Quote: Victor_B
    The probability of not flying or not returning in the event of a real war is completely illusory.

    hi
    This is the one-way trip. In the case of a kipish, their submarines will cover aircraft carrier groups, and the target of the Tu-142 is very tempting.
  9. iouris 8 March 2020 12: 38 New
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    What does it give? In the USSR, Tu-142s were part of (in their own words) the global anti-submarine search and strike complex. The temporary loss of contact with US SSBNs in the Indian Ocean was considered an emergency. The carrier recording acoustic noise was sent to a specialized research institute, which was responsible for identifying SSBNs. For the restoration of contact with SSBNs awarded military orders. Oh ...
  10. Avior 8 March 2020 21: 43 New
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    How effective are the Tu 142 as anti-submariners?
    After all, a new one