Tag: Pugachev’s Cobra

The Unknown Story of the MiG-21 Pilot who Developed the Cobra Manoeuvre: i.e. Pugachev wasn’t the first to Perform the Cobra
When Pugachev Cobra was flown by Soviet test-pilots for the first time, nobody cared any more about who has originally developed this manoeuvre. The internet is full of videos and stories about the ‘Pugachev Cobra’ – a ‘dramatic and demanding manoeuvre’ – usually flown by Russian pilots on diverse variants of the Sukhoi...
Impressive video shows Swedish Air Force J-35 Draken performing the “Cobra” Maneuver
The J-35 had an inherent instability that could lead to superstall, a phenomenon attributed to the Draken’s special wing planform. The impressive video in this post shows Swedish Air Force J-35 (SK 35C) Draken trainers performing the Cobra Maneuver. This maneuver was used by the Swedish Air Force during the...