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Interception of the American B-52 by the Russian Su-27 over the Baltic. Video


The crew of the Russian fighter successfully intercepted the American Stratofortress near the borders of Russia.

On the eve of the day it became known that Su-27 fighters of the Russian Aerospace Forces were urgently raised into the sky, when American strategic bombers were seen with the borders of the Kaliningrad region, approximately in 6 minutes of flight. The Ministry of Defense published a video of the interception of one of the bombers.

As can be seen on the presented video frames, the crew of the Su-27 fighter is rapidly catching up with the American B-52 Stratofortress, after which it comes to one of its sides at a safe distance. Subsequently, the fighter's crew performs the maneuver and enters from the other side, obviously demonstrating its presence, while the B-52 crew quickly tries to change the course of its passage.

It is reported that the American B-52 Stratofortress bomber was not accompanied by NATO fighters, and although the airspace violation was avoided, the bomber approached them at close range — on the order of 90 kilometers.

Earlier it was reported that one of the American bombers suddenly caught fire right in flight, which, as it became known, was due to a technical malfunction of one of the engines, as a result of which the crew had to end participation in military exercises and urgently return to the military airbase in the UK - victims and victims managed to escape.

Perhaps the reason for the ignition of the engine on an American plane was the unpolished fire thrown out of the window from one of our Su-27. We need to brief our pilots about fire safety during joint flights with sworn friends.

Oh, how I wish that the cause of the "ailments" of B-52 were our SU-27! ..

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