In the role of the imaginary enemy were frontline bombers Su-24 and Su-34 fighter-interceptors and MiG-31. Acts of Kursk Air Arm aircraft were complicated jammers.
The plan exercises, hypothetical opponents in the Su-24M, Su-34 and MiG-31 will be included in this box from different angles and at different altitudes of the maximum fine to 10 thousand meters. Now air will be up to 9 planes on each side.
The MiG-29 SMT will autonomously search and settlement purposes, which is not appropriate for this aircraft task.
Teachings of Kursk fighters © Dmitry Chushkin / Ridus.ru
But teaching exercises, and before plane will take off on a mission, it is necessary to prepare for departure. Preparation of aircraft rests on the shoulders of engineers and technical staff.
Airfield filling column.
Prepare to fly the MiG-29 SMT takes about 50 minutes. During this time, experts at the aircraft make a lot of operations, from filling necessary fluids and gases, to test all the systems.
During the start-up of engines and test equipment, aircraft technician keeps in touch with the pilot using this intercom.
Near the plane is machine APA-5. This is a ground power unit, designed for electric starting of aircraft engines and on-board power supply aircraft to land-based criteria. APA-5 is working properly followed. Cut one off and the parking brake grip. Then cut one fourth gear, providing the inclusion of generator drives. The gas pedal absolutely opens the throttle and fixed in this position latch. After preparation of the electric plant to the work connected cables to the aircraft. In the start-up group to the unit can be connected to two aircraft.
And it is already filling with compressed air. On the plane a lot of different systems that use gases: air, nitrogen, oxygen. Nitrogen, for example, the space is filled fuel tank.
Car air compressor station.
The station can adjust the pressure within wide limits.
Any manipulation techniques is fixed in a special journal.
Refill oxygen prior to departure. There are strict requirements for clean filling equipment. After all, untainted oxygen — very scary gas. For example, in contact with the oil pollution can cause a fire.
Auto kislorodozapravochnaya station AKZS-75M-131-P (based on ZiL-131) is designed for refueling aircraft oxygen system medical oxygen.
Plane already filled. There is a communication technique and the pilot on the intercom.
When fighter filled, pilot starts the engines. Under control of the equipment he brings to the various modes of turbine makes progazovku, inspects the work of the ailerons, flaps, elevators and direction, and other systems.
All tested — you can steer to take off. Before that, certainly for the technician hand wing — for fortune.
MiG-29 SMT. Rise couple.
The sight of MiG-29 SMT is capable of engaging targets at a distance of 100 km across the spectrum of heights. On-board electronics allow firing four goals at once. And if it comes to a close fight, the course is a 30-millimeter gun GSH-301.
Heavy aircraft. Without afterburner accelerates long, moving with a raised nose, more than half of the strip.
Here, as in the game, "blue" — opponent, will come from the west. Our MiG-29 — "red". Eight fighters will soar in pairs, any leave in a sector. If you have any goals, the command displays the item on their aircraft.
Next proiskhodt far rocket battle. If someone from the enemy after it survived the convergence begins and maneuver battle on small distances.
On the KDP to monitor the situation and the commander of the air group commander of the airbase. First ran the actions of their own pilots, the second is preparing a surprise — the exercises so often happens. There is a locator to mark the sudden. "Whose board?" — Asks the commander, and General shrugs his shoulders, he says, I do not know, act.
When fighter jets flew, technology gathered in the smoking room, and spilled over the airfield quiet.
After taxiing to the parking lot, begins post-flight service aircraft.
While the pilot signs in the journal and report comments on the work of materiel behind him one technician gets into vozduhopoglotiteli, so check the turbine blades. The second connects to the side of the laptop and uploads the flight information. Third removes a piece of skin, pulls out hidden underneath the tape device and inserts the latest.
Claustrophobia? No, not heard.
Cab MiG-29 SMT.
A distinctive feature of previous versions of the MiG-29 is a minimum of mechanical devices to replace them, came two huge monitor.
Dispatch center engineering.
In aviation, all superstitious. Because you will not see, for example, an aircraft with onboard "13".
The commander of the air group "Kursk" Guards Colonel Ruslan Kupchin said: — Delivered tasks performed. And since military pilots are working fine, peaceful inhabitants can sleep quietly.
Taxiing to the start.