Briefly: Very cool high-resolution shot of a missile launch from the wing of a Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker. According to Cenciotti at The Aviationist, it's an R-73, a "heat-seeking, short-range missile with a sensitive, cryogenic cooled seeker that can 'see' targets up to 40 degrees off the missile's centreline."
Formidable Photo Of A Missile Launch From A Russian Jet Fighter's Wing
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