VIDEO: SU-30s revenge Top Gun disgrace

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. 


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5 Responses to VIDEO: SU-30s revenge Top Gun disgrace

  1. Tim D-T 20 April, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    I believe that video was being shown at one of the Russian booths at the Paris Air Show two years ago . . .

  2. Stephen Trimble 20 April, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    Good info … thanks!

  3. cc 20 April, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    I think the folks who did this animation previously worked at MTV, doing 1980′s music videos.

  4. bobbymike 21 April, 2009 at 5:28 pm #

    Why are Typhoons escorting B-52′s? Is this an admission that they did not see the VLO F-22′s and B-2′s that have already bombed their airbase and are headed back to base for a “cold one”?

  5. Dennis Sawada 24 December, 2009 at 7:41 am #

    Yes this is great article, looking forward for update.

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