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What would happen if a US fighter jet were to fly too close to a Russian government plane?


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According to reports, the incident took place over the Baltic Sea in June 2017, when the US jet attempted to follow the Russian government plane on its way to the city of Kaliningrad. The US jet was reportedly acting as a part of the NATO Baltic Air-policing mission.

The footage used in this video was first published on January 31 by a Russian military blogger, Fighterbomber. It shows how a Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepting a US Air Force F-15C warplane.



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  • stary ujo

    The both crews are profesionals , they understand one to other !

    • neil barron

      The most logical common sense statement since I’ve been reading about this interaction. Gezus hasn’t anyone read anything the strategic command airplanes have waved back and forth to each other “The both crews are professionals , they understand one to other !”

  • rudy

    WTF have Americans lost in the baltic sea and to follow a Russian Governmental plane ? In 2007 while cruising in Int. waters in the Mediterranean one could hear US Navyships, What is your Crewnumber, your Cargo, Your Destination it’s non of their business, they provoked Khadaffi also and Bombed !

    • Valerianus Maximus

      And they have the gall to call it “freedom of navigation.”

  • skinner15

    It seems the US pilot just gave up on his FoN flight to a big bad Russian who scared him off his flight plan.

    I thought the US didn’t back down from Russian aggression!

    Well done Su27 pilot, that US pilot is attending a clinic now to help him recover.

    • Barba_Papa

      I’m sure that American politicians don’t want to back down and stand fast. Of course they are not in a cockpit getting buzzed up close by a reckless Russian pilot. That at least makes the American pilot 100x smarter then his superiors.

      • James

        If he was really smart he would get a job flying civilian airliners. No sense in following out suicidal orders from McCrazy.

      • Tudor Miron

        Recless? I would say that he’s displaying exactly what is expected from Russian fighter pilot – that he will defend his assigned ward no matter what. No jokes here.

        • Valerianus Maximus

          I would not be in the least surprised if the Su-27 pilot turned on his targeting radar to move Mr. Yankistani along. A Russian presidential fighter escort is expected to lay down their lives and allow no risk to go unchallenged.

      • Prince Teutonic

        Russian pilots (and soldiers) are ready to die for their country the question is if Americans are ready to die for their?

        • gustavo

          USA always die for $$$$.

        • Barba_Papa

          I reckon they probably have watched the movie Patton and taken his motto to heart. No war has ever been won by dying for you country. Wars are won by making the other SOB die for his. ;-)

      • Attrition47

        Reckless? Rather good formation flying methinks. The American fucked off but then they always do against people who can defend themselves.

      • slorter

        It does but the american pilots would however be aggressive if Russians buzzed their borders! the United States seems to think the Russians can be pressured on their own borders as a normality

    • Prince Teutonic

      US pilot is still changing his diapers…

      • Valerianus Maximus

        Presuming the ground crew was able to pry his hands off his joystick. ;-D

  • David Green

    Typical American arrogance!

  • occupybacon

    The russian pilot was sleeping when Putin called him about the f 15 at the window

    • Luke Hemmming

      Did anyone ever tell you your a fuckwit? NO? well consider yourself told then…fuckwit. bwahahaha

      • Valerianus Maximus

        The best thing that could happen to him is for a Russian to occupy his face with a side of bacon delivered at a velocity of 300 meters per second.

  • John

    The video says it all.

    • Valerianus Maximus

      The Yankistani didn’t even try to stand his “ground.” He just scampered away like a “professional.”

      • John

        Hey Maximus. They talk about professionalism but, they don’t walk the walk. The SU-27 moved him out of the way like a shopper on Black Friday. I have seen Soviet units at sea do their thing in the 80’s. They did their thing but, kept their distance. That F-15 pilot was way, way out of line, imho. I bid a good weekend to you.

  • Tudor Miron

    Наши соколы! Родина гордится вами!|Our falcons! Motherland is proud of you!

  • LaRata

    Nice Time for the F 15 Pilot to Show the Power of the F15C vs Su 27. One vs One. No Mig 21 or Mig 23 or Mig 29A. Same generation Combat Planes and the F 15C run away ???

    Nice cammo for the SU 27.

    • Patriotic_White_American

      SU27 already lost to old F16


      • Hisham Saber


        • Patriotic_White_American

          When Turkey shot it down with0 military retaliation from coward Russia

          • Alberto Garza

            it was a su 24 bomber not a su 27

          • Dawn

            :))) i smell a dumb Patriotic_White_ American

          • cristi cristikosk

            “patriotic_ JEW_ american” you want yo say

      • Daniel Martin

        That was a SU-24 you dumbshit.

  • badgery

    What could possibly go wrong there?

  • Patriotic_White_American

    The Su27?

    You mean the crap a Turkish F16 shot down?


    • Hisham Saber

      That was a Su-24 Bomber, that the silly Turks shot down, stabbing Russia in the back. The Russian pilots of the doomed Su-24 had no reason to fear being shot down by the treacherous Turks. an interceptor like the state of the art Su-27 could easily outmatch an F-15 , even a F-16. Moron. Now go outside and play with your toys in your trailer park.

      • Patriotic_White_American

        The F15 has never been shot down, been destroying Russian junk for 3 decades and counting!

        • Sukhoi-35

          Actually 2 F-15s were shot down by Iraqi Army in Desert Storm. And 1 was shot down over Serbia in the 1990’s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_F-15_losses

          • Patriotic_White_American

            Fake, it was never lost in combat. The Serbians intercepted less than .5% NATO sorties

            Pitiful lol

            Remember the SU25 fake story of it jamming the US destroyer?

            The same plane got shot down by a MANPAD in Syria, shoulder fired rocket for Christ’s sake

          • Sukhoi-35

            Not in air to air combat, but 3 of them were shot down by SAM. Remember your mighty stealth F-117 that got shot down by early 1960’s technology SA-3? Yeah, me too :) Oh and Serbian Air defense did a phenomenal job for technologically inferior air defense against 4+ generation fighter aircrafts. They managed to down 1 F-15, 1 F-117, 2 AH-64 Apaches, 1 harrier jet, and 47 UAV’s. LOL. just wait till Serbia receives batches of S-300, BUK, and Pantsir. lets’s see how quick NATO attacks them again.

          • Pete

            Along with a “stealth” plane :)

        • Sinbad2

          Actually 4 decades, yes they are that old, Happy Days was new back then and Apple Computers were just starting out.

        • Pete

          One day fella, the Ruskies will unleash a tsunami on all your coastal cities. Hope you got your surfboard ready.. surf’s up bro’

    • Sukhoi-35

      avionics/radars and weapons are practically the same. countermeasures are the same for both su27 and f15. It would all come down to the better pilot in a dog fight. Russians have proved interception after interception that their su-27 and su-35 are superior in this regard and in BVR engagements. and it was a su24 that was shot down by turkey… which is the russian equivalent of a b-1 lancer. note that the su24 was shot down within 2 km which gave the pilot barely any time to evade the missile or use countermeasures.

      • Patriotic_White_American

        Isn’t the SU35 that flying dishwasher that crashed into another SU35 last week? LOL

        Get real, the F22 would wipe the floor with 8 of them at the same time, that goes double for that fake SU57 junk China laughs at behind Russia’s back

        • Sinbad2

          Seen the vid of a Rafale taking out an F22?

        • Sukhoi-35

          Flying dishwasher? SU-35 IRBIS radar is the most advanced radar ON any warplane on the planet, more advanced than F-35 and F-22. SU-35 intercepted stealthy B-2 bombers and F-22 raptors over Syria. Take a look at this picture. F-22 in the FLIR sights of a SU-35 from high above :D BTW, the pilot said he had the F-22 locked on radar. So much for “Stealth” xaxa https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russian-su-35-allegedly-intercepts-us-f-22-raptor-over-syria/

          • Patriotic_White_American

            This is the difference between photoshops and real interceptions my friend


          • Sukhoi-35

            point is an F-22 with a RCS of 0.0001 m^2 was spotted on radar and located through a FLIR of a SU35 :) And oh so tough, a SU-24 without an air to air loadout shot down by an F-16 fighter at a distance of 1.5 KM. so strong!

        • Sukhoi-35

          Russian S-300/S-400 reinforced with krasutkah/EW systems and anti-satellite warfare would cripple US airpower immediately. BTW, Russia has multiple of its EW systems along with S-400 already in Syria. They can jam any plane/satellite within 500km and pick it off with SAM.

          • Patriotic_White_American


            Israel proved Russian chest beatingg is just hot air. Your “invincible” (lol) systems have utterly failed to protect the SAA from hundreds of fatalities. I can of course prove all of those casualties even using skewed Russian sources, but you’ll deny it anyways

            T4 Strikes
            US “accidentally” killing 60 SAA
            Israel blowing up Pantsirs with 0 losses
            Turkey shooting down Russian plane

            The humiliations of the Russian military go on and on and on

          • Sukhoi-35

            The S300/S400 and Russian military only protect Latakia and Tartus. They don’t protect Syrian Army. Try attacking Russia directly and your forces will be pulverized.

          • Patriotic_White_American

            Israel fucked the Russian airbase in Latakia when they dropped shit on the S400 and shot down an IL20


    • Sinbad2

      A vid of Pat the White American dog.


    • Vas

      Hello pseudo-murican again, can I ask where are you from originally? Asian? European? African? Just wonder.

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        Το προνιουσ με μπλόκαρε επειδή απόρησα για το δικό τους άρθρο
        “Για κυριακάτικο καφέ στην Γλυφάδα συναντήθηκαν και «τα είπαν» ο πρόεδρος των ΑΝΕΛ και πρώην υπουργός Εθνικής Αμυνας, Πάνος Καμμένος, ο γενικός γραμματέας της Δύναμης Ελληνισμού, Παναγιώτης Μπαλτάκος και ο διευθυντής του pronews.gr, Τάσος Γκουριώτης”…

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  • Ma_Laoshi

    Aren’t various incidents getting mixed up here or is that just me. There was the recent episode involving a US F-15C, which basically just involved two fighter pilots who both signed on for these stunts on their respective side. And then there was the, in my eyes, much more serious incident when a Polish F-16 intercepted I think it was Shoigu’s plane, and a Russian Sukhoi reminded the Polak of the potential consequences.

    Either way, we still have Lavrov’s word that Russians won’t shoot at Americans no matter what; it’s official, folks.

  • Sukhoi-35

    At these ranges, short range air to air missiles and gatling guns are almost a 100% guaranteed shootdown. no evasive maneuvers or countermeasures will help you escape. US airforce has no business thousands of miles away from America in the baltics and off the coast of kaliningrad.

  • Brother Thomas

    The music is distracting – as though turning real life into a video game.

  • Concrete Mike

    Gorgeous plane that SU27!

    And gtfo yanks!

  • Jens Holm

    US fighters are Govermentels too.

  • Brian Living
    • Pete

      That’s excellent!

  • Jim Bim
  • John Chartrand

    Why was the US plane allowed to get that close in the first place? The Su-27 pilot should have intercepted the US plane before it got anywhere near the government plane.

  • Ralph Conner

    Dude should’ve hit the brakes. A SU-27 is not something I’d want on my tail.

  • Padre

    If anyone was reckless, it was the US pilot!Who do you think you are?

  • slorter

    They would never make a hollywood movie out of it as hollywood do not deal in reality!