Soviet Strike Aircraft

One of the interesting things about the fall of the Iron Curtain is that now we get to see the Russian version of the old Discovery Channel show Wings. How did they design aircraft? How happy were they? What problems did they face? This episode tracks the development of Frontal Aviation strike fighter/bomber aircraft from the IL-2 to the SU-34 Platypus. There’s great footage of SU-7s, SU-17s, MiG-27s, and more.

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1 thought on “Soviet Strike Aircraft”

  1. Nice historical footage, treaded lightly on the politics of several conflicts, and understandable even with the “Russian” English.

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