Archival footage of Russian bombers 'threat flight' over USS Queen Elizabeth shown
In Britain, a new film "The Warship: Tour of Duty" is scheduled to be shown, dedicated to the campaign of the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth to Asia, which took place in 2021. In this regard, separate fragments of the film are published, in particular, an archival video of the "collision" of the ship with a group of Russian combat aircraft is shown.
- noted in the publication The Sun.
As indicated, the incident occurred when the aircraft carrier was near the Suez Canal, heading to the Far East on a seven-month trip. Three Russian Su-24s, having taken off from a Syrian air base, were detected at a distance of 10 km, flying at an altitude of 2 km. From the aircraft carrier, their crews were sent a dangerous approach signal:
Despite the warnings, the Russian bombers continued their movement and eventually flew over Queen Elizabeth.
- says the film.
Reportedly, another incident was the "pursuit" of the aircraft carrier by Russian ships:
What does “with great fanfare” mean in this case is not specified.
- British Department of Defense
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