Not since Maverick personally massacred the Libyan Air Force while massaging his inner demons has a fictional air combat duel been so one-sided. Thanks to my colleague Flightblogger for sending me this video.
Fast forward to the 4-minute mark.
The clever animators at Sukhoi Industries show how three SU-30s can take on B-52s, E-3Cs and — strangely enough — Eurofighter Typhoons. (Apparently, NATO’s A-team of B-2s and F-22s were busy somewhere else. Probably bombing China.) Unlike Top Gun, the animation displays the real tactics behind modern air to air combat, where a combination of radar, datalinks, jammers and beyond visual range missiles are as important as dogfighting skills.
VIDEO: SU-30s revenge Top Gun disgrace
By Stephen Trimble on 20 April, 2009 in Uncategorised
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