Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The Famous Cobra Maneuver

I never get tired watching a tape of a Su-30 performing the legendary Cobra maneuver. The jet appears to fall from the sky tail first before snapping forward like a snake and flying off horizontally.

Many think the Sukhoi-30 is the only jet capable of safely performing the maneuver. In reality, many Russian pilots actually prefer to perform the Cobra in the MiG-29.