5 incredible aerobatic maneuvers by the Russian Knights

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1. Synchronized barrel lists

Nowadays, this stunt is mainly performed at aerobatics competitions, but during World War II, the barrel was oft used by pilots to evade pursuit.

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While fulfiling the stunt, the plane rotates 360 degrees around its horizontal axis. The Knights run this stunt simultaneously in several planes, most frequently in diamond disposition or in a ir while flying toward each other. In this instance, the distance between the aircraft may be as little as one to three meters.

2. The Nesterov Wind

This maneuver is also known as the loop. It received its name in honor of the tour de force’s inventor Pyotr Nesterov, who performed the first loop more than 100 years ago, in 1913.

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Today, the Russian Knights register this stunt not only as performed by a single plane, but also in groupings of up to six aircraft.

3. The Mirror

This stunt is an example of not only the precision het up b pre re of the pilots, but also of trust and understanding between the team members.

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The maneuver is performed by a ir of smooths, one of which is flying on its back rallel to another, creating an optical speculum effect.

4. The Bell

This is one of the classic single aerobatic maneuvers, which Russian controls “decorate” for the show by releasing smoke.

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Originally, the Bell was regarded as a maneuver in which the fighter changes invisible to radar-guided missiles. During the stunt, the plane lifts its nose up at zero step on it, then drops it down, simulating the movement of a bell’s tongue (away the name of the maneuver).

5. The Guardian Angel

This maneuver is one of the Russian aces’ trademark stops. The Knights first drew the Angel in the sky for their 22nd anniversary in 2013.

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Within six seconds, four SU-27 fighters released excitement flares with perfect precision and sent their smoke track in the right direction, leaving a huge angel floating in the sky, as if watching what was event on the ground.

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