Exhibit - F/A-18E Super Hornet
Radical takeoffsCall it a bug or call it fun, this is a take-off worth seeing!
A gaggle of Flankers taxiing out for takeoff. Nothing unusual in that. Nice airbase too.
The first Flanker turns onto the runway and the fun begins...
Quick acceleration ... OFF the tarmac and onto the grass!!
Now I know Soviet aircraft are fairly FODresistant but this is ridiculous!
But wait, the best is yet to come...