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Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:24 am

Russia doesn't even have pilots trained to take off and land of its carrier.

The damn thing is a decoy. :lol:

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Re: Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:27 am

OH boy! This is juicy.

Just inviting the Coalition like that to start overflights over the mighty Alexei Kusnetsov! :lol:

Test the capabilities to see if they can launch an aircraft! :mrgreen:
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Re: Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:28 am

It will be a bit turbulent over the chimney stack though! :mrgreen:

Wow, lots of fun, lots of fun and good times for the boys! 8)
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Re: Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Londonrake » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:55 am

There were earlier reports that they practised night flying off the Orkneys.
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Re: Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:57 am

And there is a tugboat following the Russian Aircraft carrier just in case! :lol: :lol: :lol:

So I guess the Russians won't be asking the Americans for a TOW! :cry:

This is it!

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Re: Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:59 am

Londonrake wrote:There were earlier reports that they practised night flying off the Orkneys.


What kind of night flying?

I have no doubt they can launch a Helicopter, but the Coalition is gonna put these guys to the test just to see for themselves I have no doubt about it.
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Re: Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Jerry » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:04 am

Paphitis wrote:It will be a bit turbulent over the chimney stack though! :mrgreen:

Wow, lots of fun, lots of fun and good times for the boys! 8)


Usually called a funnel on a ship by those who know what they are talking about. :D
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Re: Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:09 am

Jerry wrote:
Paphitis wrote:It will be a bit turbulent over the chimney stack though! :mrgreen:

Wow, lots of fun, lots of fun and good times for the boys! 8)


Usually called a funnel on a ship by those who know what they are talking about. :D


true, but it is also called a smokestack or chimney.

In Russia's case, we might as well call it a volcano because the thing is spewing more smoke than a Saint Helens volcanic eruption. :D

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Re: Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Londonrake » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:42 am

Paphitis wrote:
Londonrake wrote:There were earlier reports that they practised night flying off the Orkneys.


What kind of night flying?

I have no doubt they can launch a Helicopter, but the Coalition is gonna put these guys to the test just to see for themselves I have no doubt about it.


Dunno. I can't search too well at present. Banana fingers :D I'm sure there was something in the press about it though.

TBH it doesn't seem to make much sense, apart from a "show of strength". Russia has access to airfields in Syria. Much easier to operate aircraft from those. Why send a fleet thousands of miles from home? A bit technically risky I would have thought.

Back in the bad old days there was a Soviet "rescue" tug permanently stationed off the Shetlands. They also kept an AGI off the Malin Head and there was an amphibious assault ship anchored well to the south of Cyprus. If a ship or sub gets into trouble they have a real problem. It's a long way from home.
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Re: Russia Doesn't even have pilots on its Aircraft carrier

Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:07 pm

Londonrake wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Londonrake wrote:There were earlier reports that they practised night flying off the Orkneys.


What kind of night flying?

I have no doubt they can launch a Helicopter, but the Coalition is gonna put these guys to the test just to see for themselves I have no doubt about it.


Dunno. I can't search too well at present. Banana fingers :D I'm sure there was something in the press about it though.

TBH it doesn't seem to make much sense, apart from a "show of strength". Russia has access to airfields in Syria. Much easier to operate aircraft from those. Why send a fleet thousands of miles from home? A bit technically risky I would have thought.

Back in the bad old days there was a Soviet "rescue" tug permanently stationed off the Shetlands. They also kept an AGI off the Malin Head and there was an amphibious assault ship anchored well to the south of Cyprus. If a ship or sub gets into trouble they have a real problem. It's a long way from home.


I'm trying to find it but can't.

It is a show of strength. They are trying to project power.

But it looks pretty silly when they have to bring a tugboat along because the Kuznetsov has reliability issues.

NATO will be watching them all the way to Syria. In the Mediterranean, as they are passing South of Crete, I am sure they will be doing their fair share of poking and prodding too in order to see what their capability is, which doesn't look like too much on the face of it.

If they don't have many pilots ticketed, then they're in for a bumpy cruise! :lol:

It's not as if they even need to follow it really. the damn thing can be spotted from space with the naked eye. :lol:
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