South China J-8D fighters refueling attack “enemy” (Figure)
Naval Air Force F-8D aircraft for aerial refueling
Chinese military networks, August 7 (Xinhua Deng Jianbo He Qun high light the magnificent photography special correspondent reported) August 3, in the South China Sea over the Southern, Northern has successfully implemented a coordinated air-sea combat exercise. Chinese naval aviation over the South China Sea once again successfully docking the air, and formed a large-scale aerial refueling capability.
as sea combat radius, limited by the weapons and equipment, “reach” has been restricting the Navy’s air combat capability to enhance the ocean’s problems. To further break this “bottleneck” Early this year, under the guidance of higher authorities, a unit of Southern, Northern and training unit in strict accordance with Gang Shi, co-organized an aerial refueling training.
aerial refueling training, technical difficulties, high risks, is a comprehensive technical and tactical pilot test. Aerial refueling tanker docked to the machine, the distance error of no more than 1 meter, heading error can not exceed 1 degree. Especially by the oil machine, vortex air flow to overcome the impact of the tanker, the refueling probe set into a small sleeve of fuel, the difficulty of large, high risk would be “go-between.”
7 mid-May, all troops taking part in the Southern build an airport in Hainan, Southern division in the careful guidance of three instructors, all trainees closely around the air collection, formation and exit methods, formation special situations such as disposal and command coordination problems, to carry out a special study and technical exchanges.
8 3 May, the Southern an airport alarm suddenly sounded. “‘Enemy’ fighters invaded my area”, Southern, Northern and more fighters quickly ready for battle, the commander gave the order, tanker, fighter Thunder attack. Fighters flew combat air space, a continuous firing several missiles shot down “enemy.” Small, the oil alarm, refueling fighters over in a timely manner, “the tanker docking is completed!” “Machine is ready to put in place by the oil!” “Open fuel switch – Come on!” A few minutes later, lights flashing by the oil sump, plus by the oil machine is disconnected, the aircraft successfully completed aerial refueling.
on the day of exercise, has several new members of a successful oil, one of the group has become naval air refueling units of the new one, marking the Chinese naval air-sea combat capability has been further improved.