Russian airlifters put on a lively demonstration of their self-defense capabilities during anniversary celebrations.
While we’re used to seeing dramatic displays involving Russian fighter aircraft and attack helicopters, this time it’s the turn of the country’s air transport fleet to take center stage with a dazzling spectacle. Eye-catching imagery and video of the three Ilyushin Il-76MD Candid airlifters was released to mark the 90th anniversary of Russia’s Airborne Troops, also known as the Vozdushno-Desantnye Voyska, or VDV, yesterday.
The four-engine transports, flying from Migalovo Air Base in the Tver region, around 100 miles from Moscow, performed a fly-over of top brass and troops at a local training range on Aug. 2, 2020, dispensing hundreds of infrared decoy flaresin spectacular style. READ MORE...
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