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The crews of the MiG-31 interceptors of the Naval Aviation of the Pacific Fleet performed the first night refueling in the air
When refueling aircraft at night, pilots are much more difficult to detect the bar of an air tanker and dock in conditions of poor visibility with its cone, as well as piloting in the absence of visible landmarks.
Refueling of aircrafts of naval aviation of Pacific Fleet was held at an altitude of 7000 meters at a speed of about 500 kilometers per hour.
Source: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
Published on Apr 4, 2018
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