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The crews of strategic bombers have worked refueling in the air

The crews of the Tu-160 and Tu-95 missile submarines YES VKS have completed flights with refueling in the air, transmitting RIA News message of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The flights were performed in adverse weather conditions during the day and at night.

“The refueling of strategic missile carriers from the IL-78 air tanker took place with poor visibility, precipitation and gusty wind at an altitude of more than five thousand meters and at a speed of about 600 kilometers per hour. More than 10 crews of Dalniy were involved in planned flights with refueling in the air aviationwho have completed at least three refueling each, "
- said in a release.

According to the department, “during the execution of the most complex element of flight training, the crews made an approach to the tanker aircraft at a distance of less than 30 meters and, using a light signal from the Il-78 plane, contacted the erected bar with the cone sensor, and then maintained a place in air system to the end of the filling.

Photos used:, РИА Новости
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  1. cniza
    cniza 3 March 2016 16: 44
    What a handsome man, no one has anything like that, train and have a peaceful sky.
    1. Michael67
      Michael67 3 March 2016 16: 50
      Well done boys. Are being improved.
      And an equal number of take-offs and landings!
      1. vovanpain
        vovanpain 3 March 2016 16: 58
        What are they handsome, oh, I would have to see them live. hi
        1. Iline
          Iline 3 March 2016 17: 52
          Quote: vovanpain
          What are they handsome, oh would I see them live

          Come to us in Engels and you will be happy under the endless screech of car alarms on take-off of these aircraft. They perform a kind of parade march.
          And about refueling in the air .... Heh heh heh. Normal exercise from a combat training course. And why so exalted to heaven?
          By the way, what year of release of the paper with the TTD of this aircraft? X-15 long ago removed from service for its practical uselessness.
  2. PKK
    PKK 3 March 2016 16: 46
    Long-range Aviation is becoming stronger and stronger. It can be relied on in peacetime and wartime.
  3. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 3 March 2016 16: 51
    A white swan can bite and tear anyone.
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 3 March 2016 16: 55
    The farther it flies, the deeper it will hit the hit.
  5. Alexey M
    Alexey M 3 March 2016 16: 55
    I was not pleased with the comparison table. Especially the line in the ranks crying
    1. Kent0001
      Kent0001 3 March 2016 17: 04
      Thanks to the Ukrainians, almost new cars were cut in the 90s, and then we just took what was left.
  6. michell
    michell 3 March 2016 17: 00
    A purely personal opinion - it is not too correct to compare the TU-160 - the largest combat aircraft in the world, and B1B. The last competitor is rather TU-22M3 - the geometric dimensions of the TU-22 are slightly smaller than V1V, and the combat characteristics are similar. Summary - V1V did not reach the TU-160 ...
    Clarification to the last schedule of the article - the first TU-160 was received by the Pryluksky regiment on April 25, 1987 (he was personally present at this action). Tu-160 in the air - such a handsome man ... fellow
    1. pvv113
      pvv113 3 March 2016 20: 43
      To compare with the Tu-22M3 is also not entirely correct. Weight characteristics differ almost 2 times. But in speed and thrust-weight ratio, the V-1 is 1,5 times inferior to Backfire !!!
  7. xam0
    xam0 3 March 2016 17: 00
    Yes, God, they will establish the release of such handsome men again, and even better! How old is technology, and today it is relevant and not surpassed by anyone in the world. Fathers were able to do, and we would not be left behind.
  8. FID
    FID 3 March 2016 17: 13
    "Work" place of the PIC ... Since 1981 I have been working with them ... (not with PICs, with planes).
  9. BOB044
    BOB044 3 March 2016 17: 17
    Beauties, you look and see the power. Glory to the Russian Aerospace Forces. drinks
  10. Rokossovsky
    Rokossovsky 3 March 2016 17: 36
    Comrade Editors! In the first paragraph, add the letter MC to the name of the Tu-95 bomber! Already cuts his eyes! Like a thematic site ... request
  11. From Samara
    From Samara 3 March 2016 17: 50
    It's time to release new ones ...
  12. kolobok63
    kolobok63 3 March 2016 17: 55
    A beautiful and powerful car! It will also serve the Fatherland! Well, the flyers will not let you down! FORWARD RUSSIA! hi
  13. m-arsenich
    m-arsenich 3 March 2016 18: 06
    Comrade Editors! There is no gusty wind at high altitudes of 4 km and above, creating poor visibility. All of the above is not in the zone of influence on refueling echelons (see photo).

  14. shura7782
    shura7782 3 March 2016 18: 20
    We need to practice this event in the La Masha area. Pilots benefit, and the local Aboriginal sight. laughing
  15. FID
    FID 3 March 2016 18: 27
    Yes, about the "special crew resting places" ... Brad! Is it possible to sit on the toilet, or lie on the floor ... I'm already tired of non-professionals, tired!
  16. Professor
    Professor 3 March 2016 18: 33
    The crews of the Tu-160 and Tu-95 missile submarines YES VKS have completed flights with refueling in the air, RIA Novosti reports the message of the RF Defense Ministry.

    And what is the actual news? It's a routine. Coming soon on the news, "Have you completed takeoff and landing?" request
  17. dvg1959
    dvg1959 3 March 2016 19: 07
    The flying hours need to be increased. This is one of the main indicators of combat training. In the old days, an aviation regiment flew 4 days a week, two shifts. If now there will be such flight efficiency, then we can hope for positive results.