posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 05:32 PM
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
These Russian Aircraft are not continuously stationed at sea on an aircraft carrier but are stationed on Land. They were filmed taking off of that
Carrier for the sake of the Propaganda Film and shortly after were sent back to their Home Air Base which is on LAND.
You clearly don't understand that the footage was filmed during the deployment to the Mediterranean. This deployment started on the 6 December 2011
and finished with Kuznetsov returning to home port on the 17 February 2012. The deployment incorporated a visit to Tartus, Syria and full scale
exercises in the Mediterranean with the rest of the combined Fleet Task Force.
You also fail to realise that what the US does is not what other nations do in regards to camouflage. The Russians have always incorporated colours
such as blue and blue grey on their carrier operated aircraft.
The colours were used in the initial scheme applied to the Su-33 when it first deployed on the Kuznetsov. The following image is from 1996 during an
exercise in the Mediterranean with the US Navy.
Link to current Su-33 colour scheme
The new scheme introduced in the last year or two is lighter but is still nothing to do with 'winter camouflage' as you suggest. It is a highly
effective maritime scheme.
The Naval Su-25 Frogfoot trainers that also operate from the carrier carry the blue blue grey scheme.
The Russian Navy camouflage scheme variants were trialled on the likes of the Yak-38 Forger. After the collapse of the Soviet Union re-badged as