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rotornut
11th Feb 2018, 16:15
https://www.rt.com/news/416222-russia-military-planes-highway/

Bonway
11th Feb 2018, 16:19
Russians have got balls. :ok:

tescoapp
11th Feb 2018, 17:08
you can see it in Finland as well.

Quite a few stretches of road are runways. I have seen them do it once with a herc which was all done and dusted in under 10 mins with the road closing landing folk legging it into the woods takeoff and road opening again. I presume with FJ they would have to be more careful clearing the road of FOD.

The locals said they also use frozen lakes in the winter but having never seen it in real life I have no clue if they were pulling my wire or not.

galaxy flyer
11th Feb 2018, 17:21
They were doing that in NATO, back in the day.

GF

RAT 5
11th Feb 2018, 17:24
Were not German autobahns built with similar dual purpose in mind? Perhaps even the Swiss.

sitigeltfel
11th Feb 2018, 17:25
Jaguar, M55 motorway, England, 1975.

https://youtu.be/kAVDOBWtBuU

Pontius Navigator
11th Feb 2018, 17:30
And Sweden, Switzerland and Cyprus

ORAC
11th Feb 2018, 17:35
A golden oldie......... ;)

https://youtu.be/wELQtrLIMDc

India Four Two
11th Feb 2018, 18:24
Does anyone know the reason why the Flankers leave their airbrakes out during the go-around?

WingNut60
11th Feb 2018, 19:03
And Sweden, Switzerland and Cyprus

I remember seeing a photo of a Swiss aircraft rotating just as it emerges from a tunnel. Impressive.

Pontius Navigator
11th Feb 2018, 19:42
I42, it would not be the first. Could be something to do with engine response from low power setting.

dook
12th Feb 2018, 11:11
Does anyone know the reason why the Flankers leave their airbrakes out during the go-around?

Possibly for reasons of speed stability.

jindabyne
12th Feb 2018, 11:14
Lots of instant power available, without the acceleration. Not to mention blow, a la Buccaneer.

The late XV105
12th Feb 2018, 14:03
And Sweden, Switzerland and Cyprus

...and the Czech Republic (or dumbed-down Czechia as we are supposed to now recognise it but few do!)

I regularly drive on the E462 between Olomouc and Brno along the stretch adjacent to Vyškov aerodrome where the road is free of trees on both the aerodrome side and the open fields side, and the central reservation is both paved as one with the highway and with the divider constructed from quickly removed Brifen wire system instead of an Armco barrier.

Click here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Olomouc,+Czechia/@49.2966463,17.0249993,265m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47124e8311181853:0x400af0f66159470 !8m2!3d49.593778!4d17.2508787) and then zoom in to Street View

oldchina
12th Feb 2018, 14:46
Ditto when driving towards Singapore Changi airport on the East Coast Parkway. Central dividers made of plant pots on wheels. No bridges for about 3km.

andytug
12th Feb 2018, 15:48
Jaguar, M55 motorway, England, 1975.


TVR used to high speed test their cars on the same stretch.

Krystal n chips
12th Feb 2018, 16:03
TVR used to high speed test their cars on the same stretch.

Those heading for Blackpool today have carried on this proud tradition.

As for the famed Jag, I knew somebody who was involved in this PR demo. Allegedly, the aircraft was as empty of fuel as they could safely get it to operate at, Warton being "somewhat adjacent " and that was all it was.

DX Wombat
12th Feb 2018, 16:49
The initial post does not show a touch and go, it shows a low approach go-around. The Jaguar however does land.

Animal Mother
13th Feb 2018, 14:05
Those heading for Blackpool today have carried on this proud tradition.

As for the famed Jag, I knew somebody who was involved in this PR demo. Allegedly, the aircraft was as empty of fuel as they could safely get it to operate at, Warton being "somewhat adjacent " and that was all it was.

Surely those LEAVING Blackpool. ;) Who would rush to get to Blackpool?