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Russia looses a Tu-95 in a crash during training flight.


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Ok, 7 crashes.  And now an investigation starts.

 

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/investigation-ordered-into-string-of-russian-air-force-crashes/526156.html

 

The tally thus far: 2 Tu-95 Bears. 2 MiG-29 Fulcrums, 1 Su-24 Fencer, 1 Su-34 Fullback, 1 An-12 Cub.

 

Edit: From the article "according to one unidentified source quoted by RIA Novosti after the second Tu-95 crash in mid-July, all four engines on that aircraft died mid-flight." 

 

Jesus.  That would fucking suck.

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Well I dont think our nuclear striking capability dosent or hasn't relied on bombers for some time compared to the ICBM fleet

 

Its not a bad idea to have them for secondary attacks, but i understand the lack of priority with the doctrine

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Four at once is beyond unlikely...and such incidents (multiple-engine failure) have been occurring more commonly. A guy I know suggested that the fuel as used on "that trip" may be to blame, as it can explain everything. 

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Four at once is beyond unlikely...and such incidents (multiple-engine failure) have been occurring more commonly. A guy I know suggested that the fuel as used on "that trip" may be to blame, as it can explain everything. 

 

Yep, that's what I was thinking. Four failures is incredibly unlikely. Four failures secondary to one failure is well within the realm of possibility.

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We can add Mi-28 here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F53DfUwVfkU

 

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Pilot, killed in this crash:

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Butenko

 

Mi-28 that crashed:

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Mi-28N, "15 white", RF-95316, "Berkut" aerobatic team. 

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