Soviet air power was characterised by powerful, fast, rugged, heavily armed combat aircraft but technologically and maneuverability wise they were generally regarded as inferior to western designs. Then in the 1980’s two true “Beasts from the East” appeared and changed this opinion all together in the form of the Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum and Sukhoi Su-27… Read More Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow
2 years ago I wrote a blog titled Intercepting the Bear, that has gone on to be one of my most popular. In it I detailed how the Soviet Union and later Russia sent aircraft to probe and spy on the air defences of NATO nations and the US Pacific naval fleet. The main aircraft used on many… Read More Return of the Bear!
Rugged, powerful and unique. I have always been fascinated by Soviet era military aircraft. These machines have flown in every major conflict since they first appeared over the vast Eastern Front of World War Two. There was the shock to the United Nations forces when silver MiG-15’s first screamed through the skies over Korea to the battles over the Middle… Read More Beasts from the East