Air parade flew over Red Square in Moscow

В Москве над Красной площадью прошёл авиапарад

Six jet fighters Su-25 closed the parade by coloring the sky in the colors of the Russian flag with a special dye.

The parade of 75 helicopters and airplanes flew over Moscow's Red Square on the occasion of the 75‑th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, according to the TASS reporter.

The parade was traditionally opened by helicopters, including Mi-26, the world's largest military‑ cargo helicopter, multi-purpose Mi-8AMTSh, transport‑ and combat Mi-35M, attack‑ helicopters Ka-52 Alligator and Mi-28N Night Hunter of the Berkut aerobatic team, the only one in Russia.

They were followed by AEW&C airplane A-50U, three Il-76-MD transport airlifters, and three Tu-95MS bombers. Next, four Tu-22MZ bombers led by the Tu-160 strategic bomber appeared in the sky. They were followed by the Il-78 refueling tanker and a Tu-160 bomber imitating the aerial refueling process.

Then followed four MiG-29SMT multi-purpose front-line jet fighters and four Su-24M front-line bobmbers.

Kinzhal, Russian Knights, and Swifts

After that, four ‑ MiG-31K interceptors carrying hypersonic Kinzhal rockets appeared in the sky followed by an element of four multi-purpose fifth-generation jet fighters Su-57. Two MiG-31K equipped with Kinzhal became the highlight of the air show back in 2018. They have been on alert duty since 2017. The speed of these rockets exceeds the speed of sound by 10 times and they can cover the distance up to 2,000 km.

Then, a group of ten aircraft, including Su-34 fighter-bombers, Su-30SM and Su-35S fighters, flew in the 'tactical aviation wing' fighting order.

They were followed by the aerobatic teams of Russian Knights and Swifts. The crews of five Su-30SM jet fighters and four MiG-29 performed the Cuban Diamond fight formation at 550 km/h.

The parade was closed with six Su-25 bombers. They colored the sky of Moscow with the colors of the Russian flag using special dye smokes.

The aircraft flew over Red Square at 300 to 500 m at 500 km/h, while helicopters flew at 150 m at the speed of 200 km/h. In total, eight airbases in Moscow, Lipetsk, Tver, Ivanovo, Saratov, and Kaluga regions were involved in the organization of the parade.

Source: TASS