Russian Air Show Photos

Simmers enjoy.

Great pics, thanks for the link.

The touted maneuverability of MiG-29 and Su-27 derivatives cracks me up a bit when it comes to some of those strange maneuvers.

“Ok, so you’re going to thrust vector crazily and kill -all- your energy? Ok… you go ahead and do that…”

Awesome stuff. I especially like the contra-rotors of the Russian helicopters. Why don’t we use that instead of tail rotors? Especially for things like SAR operations, where it is such a liability?

It’s more complex.

That’s really about it.

We used to:

Kaman Huskie, S&R helicopter of the 1960s.