What type of aircraft will fly over Red Square?

What type of aircraft will fly over Red Square?

What type of aircraft will fly over Red Square?

Stepan Zharky, Alena Repkina
72 planes and helicopters will pass just 150 m over spectators’ heads.

Drawing by Stepan Zharky, Alena RepkinaDrawing by Stepan Zharky, Alena Repkina

First in line will be the Mi-26, the world’s largest helicopter. It will be followed by a group of Mi-28N, Mi-35 and Ka-52 combat helicopters. The choppers will be joined in the skies by Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22MZ strategic bombers and an Il-78 refueling aircraft. The largest aircraft will fly at an altitude of 500 m.

Representing Russia’s frontline aircraft will be Su-35S, Su-ZSMM, Su-27, MiG-29 and MiG-31BM fighters, along with Su-34 and Su-24M bombers.

The parade will also feature the Russian Knights aerobatic team flying new Su-30SM fighters, and their fellow aerobatic team Swifts.

Watch the May 9 parade live on RBTH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Find out more: What vehicles will be on view during the May 9 parade?

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