Su-34 and MiG-31BM aircraft are refueled by Il-78 tanker
Su-34 and MiG-31BM aircraft are refueled by Il-78 tanker

Su-34 and MiG-31BM aircraft are refueled by Il-78 tanker


The crews of bombers SU-34 and mig-31bm, which is based on one of the airports in voronezh region, completed tactical flight tasks for the refueling of planes in the air during long-haul flights, the press service of the Western district. Refueling was carried out from the aircraft tanker il-78 Russian space forces for 8 hours. Develop objectives for the replenishment of fuel in the air considerably expands the radius of the combat training of operational-tactical aircraft and allows to operate in areas located at a considerable distance from the places of deployment, the press service quoted the deputy commander of the air division zvo colonel roman kostunica. Perform in-flight refueling is one of the most difficult stages of flight training. “At the height of from 4 to 8 thousand meters at a speed of over 500 km/h pilot of the SU-34 or mig-31bm should be close to the air tanker at a distance of 10-15 meters and released to zakontraktovat barbell with cone-sensor, tanker, and then to sustain a place in the ranks before the end of admission of fuel,” – said in the county. It is also reported that “To practice tactical flight tasks for refuel attracted over 50 pilots of SU-34 bombers and mig-31bm”. For four days the crews have completed over 120 exercises for refuel both day and night, alone and in pairs.
Su-34 and MiG-31BM aircraft are refueled by Il-78 tanker
Su-34 and MiG-31BM aircraft are refueled by Il-78 tanker
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