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the terrifying Cold War era Bear takes it out on salafists in Syria

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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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Communist Tu-95 Bear, terrified the Western world in the Cold War era, originally built to deliver nuclear weapons on the capitalist countries, sees its first combat action against salafists, dropping Kh-101 HE warhead cruise missiles. Tu-95MS no longer drop conventional bombs, only cruise missiles.


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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: allsee4eye

Nice plane! Why do those missiles appear to float?



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:26 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: allsee4eye

Nice plane! Why do those missiles appear to float?


It probably has a targeting system like cruise missiles. Not your typical carpet bomb.
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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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Russian UAV films hits on targets




posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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It's flying and the fighter escort escorting the bomber is filming it.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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Because they are laser guided or gps guided bombs.
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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

They use an advanced ant-gravity drive developed with the help of former Nazi German scientists. The scientists were smuggled out of Germany via a Swedish ratline to Roslyn Chapel in Scotland where they were picked up by the Soviet Air Force.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

It's just an effect of how they're launched. All ALCMs look odd when they're launched.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Okay, thank you. I only thought it was odd because the first one appeared to drop low before ignition, then the later ones kind of just lingered in the air. The engines didn't appear to be active but they sustained the same velocity as the planes.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

They'll keep traveling forward a pretty good distance before the motor starts, even as they fall. One of the advantages to air launching is that you don't need a lot of extra fuel to get up to speed because you're using the aircraft speed to begin with.



posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 04:05 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Cool.



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