BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – A video has been posted online of the training air battles by U.S. pilots. The U.S. Air Force F-18D Hornet encountered  Malaysian Air Force’s Su-30MKM during a training dogfight.

The video was posted on The Ready Room YouTube channel.

The video shows three air battles that took place on the same day. This time, luck was on the side of the F-18, but the video publisher indicates that this video should not mislead anyone, because in fact, during other exercises, the Su-30 “downed” the F-18.

The American pilot also confirms that the confrontation with the Su-30MKM was the most violent. It can only be compared to a training air combat against the F-22. So, for example, the Su-30 stunted maneuvering (spinning at an angle of 90 degrees) using the thrust conveyor for its engines. According to the author of the video, this maneuver was favorable.

The video publisher described both planes and their characteristics. The American pilot also spoke of the maneuvers and tactics that could not be captured with a fixed video camera.

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Simon Gunson
2020-07-20 07:16

Interesting to note the Sukhoi Su-30 had superior fuel endurance for dogfighting once it progressed beyond a missile engagement

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-19 11:17

US-Navy stopped using the Hornet. Only much powerful Super-Hornets are left, these are much heavier aircraft, close to 30t while the smaller Hornet is a mid-weight. The speaker forgets a point: having huge internal fuel means you CAN’T jetisson external tanks, the the one carrying external tanks is likely to get rid of these then ends MUCH lighter.in such case, the smaller/lighter loses less energy in manoeuvres. In case of dogfight, the one that loses energy is the one getting killed. No surprise all these get kicked by Eurocanards ANY day, but you have a huge advantage from canards: by… Read more »