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Birthday of naval aviation of the Russian Navy

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Birthday of naval aviation of the Russian NavyOn July 17, 1916, Russian pilots defeated aerial combat over the Baltic Sea. Four seaplane M-9 aircraft carrier "Orlitsa" Baltic fleet took to the air and joined the battle with four German aircraft. Victory in this aerial battle marked the beginning stories Russian marine aviation.


In the days of the Great Patriotic War, fleet aviation was the first to strike at the very heart of the enemy, and the main threat to the fascist invaders in battles at sea. During the years of the Great Patriotic War, sea pilots made more than 35 thousands of combat missions, destroyed more than five and a half thousand enemy aircraft in the air and on airfields.

Since then, the role of the Russian Navy aviation has only increased. The tasks of naval aviation include the detection and destruction of enemy submarines, the destruction of surface ships (primarily aircraft carriers and aircraft carrier formations), as well as enemy sea-based aviation. Undoubtedly, the professionals of the highest class manage and service the equipment.

All four fleets of Russia - the Baltic, Northern, Pacific and Black Sea - have their own aviation.
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  1. parafoiler
    parafoiler 23 November 2014 10: 10 New
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    And why the photo F-18 ?! They are not in our arsenal at the Navy.