The military aviation It is, with complete certainty, one of the sectors with the greatest technological innovations in the history of humanity. Since the invention of the first aircraft, advances have occurred with unprecedented speed within the reach of few industries.
On many occasions, even, the advances created by the military sector have been developed later in the daily life of the populations, as is the case of Internet. Thus, many of the inventions developed to combat or simply defend themselves in the event of a military attack entail great changes in societies.
Thus, the great war conflicts have unfortunately allowed us to see many of the greatest examples in this field. Now, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it has been possible to closely monitor how both the country led by Vladimir Putin or the defensive weapons granted to Volodomir Zelensky They represented the latest military advances.
The entry of the troops Putin in Ukrainian territory, moreover, they have again set off the alarms about a nuclear confrontation. Even the request made in recent days by Finland to enter the NATO it has aroused the worst fears after the mesales issued from the Kremlin itself valuing the idea.
The attacks on Ukrainian territory have revealed some of the most innovative weapons in Putin. Hypersonic missiles or novel chariots are just two of the examples, although the Russian president has an element that would allow him, like his American counterpart, to escape a possible nuclear war.
Named as the “doomsday plane” either “of the apocalypse” both in the case of the United States, although with another model, and in Russia, there is a plane capable of protecting the president and the entire staff from nuclear attacks.
The Ilyushin II-80 it is a plane defined as a flying fortress. With only four units built at the end of the 1980s, it could fly over the skies while on the ground the worst fear for many, a nuclear war, would be unleashed.
The device was built in the middle of the Cold War in the face of these fears and was imagined on the basis of another emblematic model, the II-86 of commercial category. Thus, the communist leaders ordered the creation of an authentic fortress of heaven with seventy meters long and forty-eight meters wide composed of up to 4 working engines.
Furthermore, this colossus it has no windows except for the pilots to protect passengers from a possible nuclear flash. Even its armor is already prepared to avoid radiation from a nearby explosion, something that gives it an advantage over other ships.
It should be noted that it only has a boarding gate and that in its characteristic hump above the cockpit are the most advanced communication equipment. So I could communicate or work despite the absence of telecommunications on earth.
Another of the most spectacular data of this aircraft is the possibility of flying for several days in a row being able to refuel in the air. Fortunately, the plane has not yet been necessary, although in the last military parade in the midst of the conflict, the Kremlin decided to display it to show its strengths.