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31 Jan, 2019 10:29

WATCH ‘Russian’ Su-27 fend off F-15 in a daring maneuver mid-air

WATCH ‘Russian’ Su-27 fend off F-15 in a daring maneuver mid-air

A Su-27 jet fighter was filmed confronting an F-15 as it fended off the US-made aircraft by executing a risky maneuver mid-air, while both warplanes flew dangerously close to each other.

A 40-second clip, which began circulating on Russian social media on Thursday, shows what appears to be an F-15 jet fighter flying in close proximity to an unnamed aircraft. The Su-27 warplane can be seen approaching the American-made jet from the side.

As the two planes get extremely close to each other, the Su-27 makes a breathtaking maneuver, forcing the F-15 to turn away, fly further from the plane and ultimately disappear from sight.

It is not clear when and where the altercation was filmed.

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Commenters on social media suggested that the F-15 might have come too close to a Russian aircraft transporting government officials.

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