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Russia Releases Video Of Historic First Landing of Su-27K On Admiral Kuznetsov’s Deck

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Russia Releases Video Of Historic First Landing of Su-27K On Admiral Kuznetsov's Deck

A screenshot from the video

The Russian Defense Ministry’s Zvezda released a video that shows the first-ever landing of the Sukhoi Su-27K (Su-33) carrier-based jet fighter on the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft cruiser in November 1989.

The TV channel stated that the aircraft’s first landing and take-off was carried out by test pilot Viktor Pugachev. According to the channel, “complex tasks related to construction, durability, aerodynamics, control systems, navigation, weapons” were solved in the fighter’s design.

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