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Russian pilots reveal their own trick – landing on painted fighter planes |  the world

Russian pilots reveal their own trick – landing on painted fighter planes | the world

The photo shows how a helicopter landed on the dashboard of a fighter plane.

Photo: UK MoD/AFP

The Russian mixing tactic with diversionary maneuvers, such as painting fighter jets on airstrips, is already well known. The more successful Ukraine carries out attacks against Russian military bases using robots and long-range drones, the more Russia will use this simple and cheap tactic. At least thirteen Russian air bases have observed this practice, both inside Russia and on the occupied territories.

“Russia has likely been forced to implement a number of deceptive tactics due to ongoing successful Ukrainian attacks,” the British Ministry of Defense wrote in an intelligence update on the matter. X.

Defeat the purpose of the scam

But the habit of landing helicopters on top of the panels completely exposes and defeats the purpose of the tactic. On the website In the picture you can see how the real helicopter casts its shadow on the ground, which of course the painting does not do.

Russian helicopters still regularly land on the painted silhouettes of fighter jets, undermining hoax attempts. It also reveals their true combat and air power at air bases, which Russia is likely trying to hide from Ukrainian intelligence.

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