Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Russian military releases video of Polish fighters that intercepted its plane

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A Youtube channel claiming to be of a Russian pilot of a fighter jet released previously unseen video footage that showed Polish F-16 and MiG-29 fighter jets that intercepted the Russian military plane.

The 1-minute video show the Polish Air Force’s F-16 and MiG-29 fighter jets intercepting allegedly Su-27 Flanker fighter aircraft and one Ilyushin Il-22 (NATO reporting name Coot-B) aircraft that were flying (in international airspace) along the Baltic coast heading towards Kaliningrad.

The exact location and time when the video was made are not reported.


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It is worth noting that the F-16 fighter of the Polish Air Force was forced to extend the landing gear in order to slow down its progress in relation to the low-speed IL-22 aircraft.

Some 11 Il-22M11 (most of those upgraded to the -RT variant) are reportedly in service with the Russian Air Force.

In August 2018, RIA Novosti reported that the Russian Air Force will receive five additional Il-22 converted to the Il-22M11 variant. Two planes had to be delivered by November 10, 2019, and three by November 10, 2021, according to the Russian State agency.

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