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Dashcam clips, level – military: Russian pilots, tankmen film V-Day 1st person (VIDEO)

Published time: May 09, 2014 21:17
Edited time: May 09, 2014 22:37

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It is official: footage from Russian military parades can be as thrilling as a first-person video game. Amid the Russian “dashcam” video craze, what can possibly be cooler than a view shot out of the cabin of a battle helicopter, a fighter jet, or a tank?

Russian dashboard camera videos that show tanks crossing the road at full speed or fighter jets buzzing drivers have become ubiquitous on YouTube.

However, the Russian military are bringing the trend to a whole new level, filming footage from the *inside* of tanks and the jets as thousands of onlookers are watching the Victory Day parade from a distance.

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Flying over Moscow’s Red Square, a squad of “Night Hunters” (Mi-28N attack helicopters) offered those watching the parade online a view one rarely gets to see. Clearly visible on the footage are the Kremlin and its churches, including the iconic St. Basil’s cathedral – all in bird’s eye view.

Meanwhile on the ground, cameras installed on tanks, howitzers and Iskander-M missile systems were filming the parade from different angles of view. “Dashcams” showed what tank officers see, but also gave a sneak view inside Iskander-M’s cabin and revealed what one might observe from a tank.

In the Crimean city of Sevastopol, this year’s parade competed with the main one in Moscow, as more than 1,000 troops, 70 aircraft and 10 warships were participating, while the parade on Red Square featured 149 military vehicles and 69 warplanes.

World-famous aerobatic teams Russian Knights and Strizhi (“Swifts”) arrived to Sevastopol for a spectacular joint air show flying SU-27s and MiG-29s. Breath-taking footage of the show was being broadcasted directly from a cabin of one of the fighter jets flying in close formation.

Comments (30)

 

MIchael 12.05.2014 12:45

[quote name='DEADMANRIDING' time='10.05.2014 13:34']
RIg ht- we're flying 30 year old F-18's. I'd rather see us buy su-35's from Russia than that overpriced single engine Edsel that we're buying from the U.S.


[ /quote]

we wont be for long. all 6 of them are over there poking the Bear so they might get a close look at how fast a SU-27 can knock them down.
how many Suhkoi could we get for the $$ we waste on f35 program?

 

William H USA 11.05.2014 22:02

I worked in the US defense industry for 33 years. After retirement, I finally realized the country and political party I had supported all my life were a hoax. Cheers Russia. You have a real leader who looks out for Russia.

I would immigrate if I could.

 

Joe Bentley 10.05.2014 17:57

I wish i could cancel this but once in Russian net space you cant get out lol.

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