At the air base of the Air Force of Russia "Chernigovka" in the Primorsky Territory, tactical flight exercises are held aviationpart of the aviation base.
The Su-25 attack aircraft, or the “Rooks,” as they are called in the Russian Air Force, are the only machines capable of carrying the most powerful weapon systems to destroy ground and air targets. These are aerial bombs, air cannons, unguided air-to-surface missiles and air-to-air guided missiles.
The pilots of combat vehicles demonstrated well-coordinated flights, conducting preflight briefing for flight shifts, organizing the work of the shift at the control and dispatch center and preparing the winged vehicles for departure.
Su-25M has 10 points of external suspension, and can carry 32 types of various weapons.
In the nose of the stationary fixed air gun unit VPU-17A with double-barreled 30-mm air cannon GSH-30-2. It is designed to hit armored vehicles, openly located enemy manpower, as well as air targets at medium and close distances.
The flights went practically without “old men” Su-25, for the first time the 22 flew into the air on February 1975 and entered service in the 1981 year. Were demonstrated and relatively new samples - Su-25CM.
From the standard serial "fellow" they differ radically new avionics, the presence of an electronic indicator on the windshield and multi-indicator. In the modification of the “CM” from the Su-25 serial model, only the airframe and mechanical parts remained “native”.
Su-25 Training and Combat
Together with the Su-25 and Su-25CM, the Su-25UB is also in service with the Chernihiv base - training and combat options designed to train young pilots and practice skills. The cabins of these "dryers" accommodate two people - an instructor and a trainee.
In general, the cockpits of the entire Su-25 family are all-welded ABBT-20 titanium armor capsules, which fully protect pilots from shrapnel damage and direct hits from 12,7 to 30 mm shells. The thickness of the armor plates ranges from 6 to 24 mm, the rear part of the cab is covered by an armorings with a thickness of 6 mm. Armored is also the windshield of the cabin light. For an emergency escape from the crew of the aircraft, the K-36L ejection seats were installed in the air.
Equipment and preparation for departure Su-25 does not take much time. As long as the weapons equipment charges and hangs the ammunition, the crew goes through pre-flight training and clarifies the mission. After that, the pilots take their seats, the plane taxied on the runway and starts to run.
Brake parachute opens
The commander of the Su-25 attack squadron, captain Evgeny Kolyako. Silver medalist at the Aviadarts-2015 international military competition
Engineering staff prepares the plane for the next flight
The loading of unguided rockets during the preparation of the Su-25CM aircraft for departure
That is such a beauty!