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Amazing skills from two Russian pilots, doing the Bell 'Ballet' at near ground level.

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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:59 AM
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I thought some here would like to see this, a vertical nose up VT 'hover' very near to the ground by two Russian aircraft.
I'm not sure if that would be allowable here but still, it's amazing stuff, and good picture quality. Around the 40 second mark. (the UFO mentioned might just be a blurdy!)




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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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Is that a Mirage? (plane I mean)
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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:09 AM
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I wish they had more footage of the full scale aircraft.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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I'm pretty sure those a model aircraft. I've been fooled once before.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

I thought it was an RC version of a Saab Gripen



The SU-34 is a real aircraft though I believe



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: Discotech

It's one of the latest Su-27 family members. It entered service in 2012 or 2014 I think.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

the one in the screen capture? i thought it was a Rafale (mirage is not the same thing?)

NVM rafale has 2 engines
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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I didn't know SU-27 had the little fins near the cockpit

a reply to: Indigent

The first plane I'm sure is Gripen as it's only got 1 exhaust, whereas Rafale/Typhoon (both look the same) have 2 exhausts
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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

It looks like one, but the front end is wrong IMO. The canards on the Rafale are right in front of the leading edge of the wing, these are further forward. They're not Su-34s, these are Deltas, and it's not. They almost look like Typhoons but on my phone it's really hard to see enough detail.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: Discotech

The Su-27 doesn't. Various members of its family do.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58



SU-37 ?



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

-30, -32, -33, -34, -35, -37. Those are all members of the -27 family.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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The screen-grab shows nothing more than RC models... the video firstly shows the RC models (they look reminiscent of Chinese J-10s) and then footage of real Su- series doing their thing, very impressively.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: EnigmaAgent
I'm pretty sure those a model aircraft. I've been fooled once before.


You could well be right in part, but if it is a collage of videos, it's strange someone would do that just to feature a totally amibiguous snap of a 'UFO'.
On the other hand I would have a hard time believing that those vectoring stunts would be allowed except at altitude.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Discotech

-30, -32, -33, -34, -35, -37. Those are all members of the -27 family.


Isn't that SU-37 a technology demonstrator? maybe more powerful engines and more kit.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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I've seen this video before, the footage is of RC model aircraft.

Impressive but not quite as much as 20 tons of aircraft doing the same as the screen grab in the OP implies.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: infiltraitor
The screen-grab shows nothing more than RC models... the video firstly shows the RC models (they look reminiscent of Chinese J-10s) and then footage of real Su- series doing their thing, very impressively.


It is very impressive for sure.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

It might have gone into production but they lost the prototype after a structural failure on a ferry flight. They had been doing high G turns during a flight and a crack developed in one of the vertical fins. During a routine ferry flight it separated.

By that point they had the MKI and other variants in the works, so they canceled the -37.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: EnigmaAgent
I'm pretty sure those a model aircraft. I've been fooled once before.

I think this is a highly edited video.
The first minute or so when the aircraft are doing their balet and standing on their tails and then doing a very high g "backflip" only have one engine. I think these are high end RC planes.
The reason I say that is the incredible recovery from slow back sliding and then flying away with incredible accelation is just not possible. The g's would kill the pilot and the stress on the airframe would crack it in two.

At first I thought it was being played at 2x speed.

Whoever made this video was very careful not to show the airport or landing strip.

Then after a couple of minutes switched to the Sukhoi aircraft which "looked" real and were real.

They didn't do a backflip and then dash off at supersonic speed like the planes at the beginning.

They also had TWO engines.

Of course I back my theory without any proof or professional knowledge.

But I did consult a psychic.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:43 PM
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The first part of that video are absolutely RC models of the Chinese J-10.







 
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