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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyea View Post
    Does anyone know what the white structure on the nose gear is for? My google-fu has failed.
    Similar to what you get on a lot of Russian planes






    It's a mud/ water/ snow deflector to help keep stuff out of the engines.



    Here's one in action on a civilian jet



    And a cool guide to gravel ruggedisation options on airliners
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    meanwhile over the black sea


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    How do you say "repost" in Russian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
    How do you say "repost" in Russian?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    meanwhile over the black sea

    I wonder how close it was


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post
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    meanwhile over the black sea

    I wonder how close it was
    5 feet
    nevar forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
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    meanwhile over the black sea

    I wonder how close it was
    5 feet
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    There is no fucking way that was five feet!

    Those planes are huge! That was about 50ft at the closest.



    Look at this photo, this about 20 feet i imagine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equium Duo View Post
    There is no fucking way that was five feet!

    Those planes are huge! That was about 50ft at the closest.



    Look at this photo, this about 20 feet i imagine!
    Yeah, but the US plane was an EP-3E Aries II, which itself is even bigger with a 100ft wingspan. After all we don't see the 5ft approach but the crossing of the flight path, which is a humongous no-no in aviation.

    Quote Originally Posted by from the article linked earlier View Post
    As confirmed by U.S. Naval Forces Europe, a Russian SU-27 engaged in an unsafe interaction with a U.S. EP-3 in international airspace, with the Russia pilot closing to within 5 feet and crossing directly in front of the EP-3's flight path," the statement read.
    nevar forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Equium Duo View Post
    There is no fucking way that was five feet!

    Those planes are huge! That was about 50ft at the closest.



    Look at this photo, this about 20 feet i imagine!
    Yeah, but the US plane was an EP-3E Aries II, which itself is even bigger with a 100ft wingspan. After all we don't see the 5ft approach but the crossing of the flight path, which is a humongous no-no in aviation.

    Quote Originally Posted by from the article linked earlier View Post
    As confirmed by U.S. Naval Forces Europe, a Russian SU-27 engaged in an unsafe interaction with a U.S. EP-3 in international airspace, with the Russia pilot closing to within 5 feet and crossing directly in front of the EP-3's flight path," the statement read.
    Didnt one of the interceptors pull off a top gun maneuver at some point

    That guy is a legend aswell


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Equium Duo View Post
    There is no fucking way that was five feet!

    Those planes are huge! That was about 50ft at the closest.



    Look at this photo, this about 20 feet i imagine!
    Yeah, but the US plane was an EP-3E Aries II, which itself is even bigger with a 100ft wingspan. After all we don't see the 5ft approach but the crossing of the flight path, which is a humongous no-no in aviation.

    Quote Originally Posted by from the article linked earlier View Post
    As confirmed by U.S. Naval Forces Europe, a Russian SU-27 engaged in an unsafe interaction with a U.S. EP-3 in international airspace, with the Russia pilot closing to within 5 feet and crossing directly in front of the EP-3's flight path," the statement read.
    I'm still skeptical, that video came from the front of the aircraft, it doesn't look like a fish eye lens, and the entire plane is within the shot. 5 feet is close! Like really close! 5x feet is a meter and a half! If you stood up adn looked down, unless you are a midget, that's more than 5x feet away.

    So yeah, I remain un

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyea View Post
    Does anyone know what the white structure on the nose gear is for? My google-fu has failed.
    It got wheel-clamped for parking violation
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    I am thinking the 5 foot thing isn't whats shown in the video, He probably got wing to wing with the EP-3, and the video only shows him crossing their flightpath at a much greater distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    I am thinking the 5 foot thing isn't whats shown in the video, He probably got wing to wing with the EP-3, and the video only shows him crossing their flightpath at a much greater distance.
    Youa re right, this is 5 feet lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equium Duo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    I am thinking the 5 foot thing isn't whats shown in the video, He probably got wing to wing with the EP-3, and the video only shows him crossing their flightpath at a much greater distance.
    Youa re right, this is 5 feet lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAI Peregrinus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Equium Duo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    I am thinking the 5 foot thing isn't whats shown in the video, He probably got wing to wing with the EP-3, and the video only shows him crossing their flightpath at a much greater distance.
    Youa re right, this is 5 feet lol!

    https://gfycat.com/gifs/detail/SphericalFrightenedFrog


    Skilled, but reckless & very, very dumb.
    We already know they're Russian.

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    is the fuselage new as well?

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