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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

In the Pskov region, on the territory of the aviation regiment of the military transport aviation, the training session with the flight personnel for the implementation of practical bombing and live firing from aircraft cannons has come to an end.

Crews deployed in the Tver, Pskov and Ivanovo regions performed practical missions for the combat use of bomb weapons and practiced firing from air cannons.

The transporters flew from the Kresty airfield in the Pskov region to the Kushalino training ground (Tver region). During the flight, the crews worked out exits from the conditional zones of the enemy’s air defense position and descent to extremely low altitudes.

The pilots carried out bombing from a height of 500 m with practical P-50T bombs weighing 50 kg according to mock-ups of the airplanes of a conventional enemy located on the runway. The accuracy of the use of aerial bombs was ensured by the standard sighting and navigation system of the Il-76 aircraft.

Combat firing was carried out at an altitude of 400 m. When the aircraft reached the “vertical” – the position of the aircraft in the air directly above the target, the shooter visually detected the target and fired from the GSh-23 aft aircraft cannon. The shooting was carried out at ground targets, indicating a convoy of equipment of a conditional enemy on the march.

The pilots flew for combat use during daylight hours. In total, more than 10 crews of military transport aviation took part in the flights.

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