A flying group of the East China Sea Fleet Air Force "Flying Leopard" was shocked by the sea.



  In the summer night, an air-sea coordinated combat drill under the condition of informationization was held in a certain sea area of the South China Sea. Six well-trained "Flying Leopard" fighters attacked across the region by thousands of miles in the night, and carried out ultra-low altitude and multi-batch continuous assaults in the open sea, which dealt a fatal blow to the "enemy" ship formation. In the seven years since a certain regiment of the Air Force of the East China Sea Fleet refitted "Flying Leopard", it has persisted in beating troops from difficulty to severity and has successfully completed more than 10 major combat readiness and exercise tasks.

  Not one meter, not one second, refreshing the record of fighter modification.

  At the beginning of 1998, "Flying Leopard", a multifunctional and all-weather new supersonic sniper bomber independently developed and produced by China, was officially installed in a certain aviation regiment of the East China Sea Fleet. Soon, the superior decided that the regiment would participate in the capital military parade on the 50th anniversary of the National Day. Modification training, National Day military parade, two heavy burdens at the same time on the shoulders of the officers and men of the whole regiment.

  Without practical experience, last stand, a member of the regiment. Yi Ding, then head of the team, led a 6-member research team, and locked it in the meeting room of the group to start a fully enclosed exploration. More than 20 stayed up all night, and they repeatedly planned according to the original data provided by the manufacturers. When they were hungry, they ate a bowl of instant noodles, and when they were sleepy, they took a nap with their clothes. A set of nearly one million words of "Flying Leopard" fighter flight training outline and modification teaching model was born.







  Sweep the sea and sharpen the wings, ambush the waves, and fly out of the fighter’s maximum performance.

  On the second day after the military parade, the Flying Leopard regiment received a test mission of a new type of air-to-ship missile. This is a test of the actual combat effectiveness of fighter planes and weapon systems, and it is also a key topic for the generation of "Flying Leopard" combat effectiveness.

  Time waits for no one, let "Flying Leopard" become an excellent air weapon platform! The officers and men attacked the four difficulties of "target capture, identification, locking and attack". The lights in the study room are bright all night, and the difficulties are overcome one by one.

  A month later, in a certain sea area of Bohai Sea, there were waves and clouds. Two "Flying Leopard" fighters carrying new air-to-ship missiles broke through the clouds and fog and went straight to the scheduled sea area. Tens of kilometers away from the target, Wang Wei, deputy head of the team, turned on the radar, quickly locked the target and decisively pressed the launch button. In the violent explosion, the "enemy ship" was buried in the sea. This is the first air-to-ship missile fired from Flying Leopard. Then six missiles were fired and hit the target.

  After the missile test was successful, the Communist Youth League Party Committee led the officers and men to start a new exploration non-stop. In order to make the theoretical technical indicators of the Flying Leopard fighter become a reality as soon as possible, they constantly increased the proportion of tactical training. After completing the training of difficult subjects such as ultra-low altitude, formation low-altitude assault and missile over-the-horizon attack during the day and night, they decisively put the improvement of the troops’ ability of low-altitude and ultra-low-altitude assault at night on the sea on the training agenda.

  Flying at ultra-low altitude on the sea at night, without any reference objects, can easily cause flight illusion. Sun Shengjun, the current head of the team, bravely stood up and flew the first flight.

  The night was dark and the fighters roared past in the open sea. Sun Shengjun subconsciously pressed the joystick, and the plane began to descend from 2000 meters, 500 meters, 200 meters, 100 meters … Sun Shengjun suddenly felt that the whole plane was leaning, and the surrounding sea water seemed to overflow the plane, but the instrument clearly showed that it was level flight. This is the illusion of flying! "Believe in the instrument, believe in yourself!" Sun Shengjun secretly encouraged himself. After ten minutes, the illusion began to fade away.

  Fighters swept the sea, sharpened their wings and ambushed the waves, flying out of the maximum performance. The characteristics of "Flying Leopard" fighters’ good flight performance and strong attack ability have been brought into full play, and the overall combat capability of the whole regiment has been significantly improved.

  Concentric from top to bottom, the open space is integrated, and the "flying leopard" is lifted to the sky.

  In flying troops, people used to regard the pilot in the front cabin as the "protagonist" and the pilot in the back cabin as the "supporting role". However, in the "Flying Leopard" regiment, the pilots talked more about "golden partners". Ai Fulong, the pilot director of the regiment, was originally selected as an excellent pilot, but his position has been in the back cabin since he was refitted. Many of the pilots he personally released have taken the leadership positions of the divisions, and he is still the pilot director. "This position needs me!" This is his reason.

  Jia Yueneng, deputy head of the team, participated in the "Flying Leopard" test flight and was rated as "the model of the navy’s fine martial arts". Although he is only a deputy, he is the leader of the research group and the tactics research group. Today, he has been working in the position of deputy head for more than five years, and several opportunities for promotion have passed by, but he has never slackened off in his work. He said: "If the flying leopard can’t fight, we are sinners of history!"

  In the regiment, the story of Liu Junwen, an old ground worker, is circulating. The veteran, who has been engaged in maintenance work, could not forget his plane before he died: "After I die, I will sprinkle ashes on both sides of the airport runway so that I can still hear the roar of Hawk under the grave." The last words of the veteran shocked and inspired every officer and soldier of the Flying Leopard regiment.

  Jin Bentong, deputy chief of the maintenance brigade, went to trouble sleeping to repair the landing gear of a fighter plane. It was late at night, and he still silently drew the circuit diagram over and over again in his heart, combing every doubt. Suddenly, a spark flashed in his mind, he immediately rolled over and woke up, and called up the crew … When the sky was a fish-belly grey in the east, Hawk, who had recovered from injury, stood proudly on the takeoff line.

  Wang Yonggao, the fire control division of the first squadron of the locomotive, finally asked for a few days’ wedding leave, but just the day before he was going to hold the wedding, he received an urgent notice to return to the team. He resolutely bid farewell to his relatives and friends and boarded the train back to the team. The next day, a "wedding without groom" was held in his hometown as scheduled.

  Regardless of the front cabin, the rear cabin, the air and the ground, an excellent team lifted the "flying leopard" to the sky and cruised in Haitian, Wan Li, the Republic.

Editor: Cao Jin