Tag: cold war

NEWS: U.S Navy destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) Observes the Video Overflight by a Russian Su-24 Fencer Aircraft

“USS Ross (DDG 71) observes the overflight by a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer aircraft while both were operating in international waters and airspace. Ross continued on her mission after observing the aircraft return to base. At no time did Ross act aggressively nor did she deviate from her planned operations. The conduct of her crew […]

About Yakovlev Yak-141 “Freestyle”

The Yakovlev Yak-141 (Яковлева Як-141; NATO reporting name “Freestyle”), also known as the Yak-41, was a supersonic vertical takeoff/landing(VTOL) fighter aircraft designed by Yakovlev. It was used for testing. Freestyle was first supersonic VTOL aircraft in the world.  Yak-141 has three engines. The main engine was served by four side-mounted ducts as well as a row […]

FAB-250 M54 bomb

Entering service in the early 1950s, this general-purpose bomb could be carried on planes as small as the MiG-17 “Fresco” or as large as the Tu-22M “Backfire”. During the Afghan War, it was even dropped by helicopters. A major limitation was that if carried externally, the plane had to stay subsonic. Unlike the American Mk8x-series dumb […]

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