Incredibly, Russia’s 50-Year-Old Seaplanes Are Still Flying Around The Black Sea

A devastating Ukrainian strike on a Russian air base in occupied Crimea earlier this month destroyed potentially dozens of warplanes belonging to the Russian navy’s Black Sea Fleet. But one old airplane apparently survived—a 1970s-vintage Beriev Be-12 seaplane. It’s either one of the Black Sea Fleet’s few remaining Be-12s, or a derelict former Ukrainian navy…

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