Cosmetology video shows two of Vladimir Putin’s Flop Gun pilots bombing a target inside Russia – and disappearing.
Pair of Su-34 – Russia’s most advanced ground attack fighter – landed low to attack the rebels they “invaded” a border checkpoint.
Putin’s pilots seem to be so terrified of anti-aircraft missiles that they just fly over rooftops despite being on Russian territory.
And one of the jets was seen dropping decoy flares to fend off heat-seeking missiles.
Video shows they dropped a total of four high-explosive bombs from a height of about 100ft.
They are slowed down by the slide before hitting the ground in a pile of dirt, then exploding a few seconds later on the timer fuse.
But the explosions hit a fair distance from the obvious target – an administrative building at Russia’s own Grayvoron checkpoint.
The bombs used are believed to be FAB-500Sh bunker bombs with half-ton explosive warheads, Drive report.
The failed bombing was seen as a sign of desperate measures Russia used after a humiliating incursion earlier this week in the Belgorod region.
Dozens of Russian paramilitary forces oppose Putin spill over the border of Ukraine along with at least one American-made armored vehicle and Humvee.
At least nine villages near the checkpoint were evacuated as volunteers waved flags and took pictures, vowing to bring “freedom” from Putin’s regime.
Thousands of troops were deployed to deal with them, along with aircraft and heavy artillery.
Russia, which calls it a “terrorist attack” by the Ukrainian military, claims to have killed 70 rebels and pushed the rest across the border.
But after more than two days of fighting, some volunteers were still posting videos from within Russia, much to the Kremlin’s embarrassment.
Ukraine denies being behind the attack and says those involved are all Russian citizens.
Footage of the detonation of the bomb emerged today hours after the Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine were attacked.
Explosions were also heard in Russia’s mainland Krasnodar region, and Russia said it shot down a missile in the Rostov region near the Morozovsk airbase.
Russia’s once powerful air force has suffered a series of setbacks since the invasion began last year.
In April, another Su-34 pilot accidentally dropped a bomb in the city of Belgorod.
It created a 70ft wide crater on a street and burned down nearby apartments, but miraculously no one was killed.
Authorities acknowledged that “an abnormal landing of aviation munitions occurred” – meaning a 500kg bomb fell off the rails.
Last October, 15 people were killed when one Su-34 crashed into the apartment in Yeysk in the Krasnodar region.
The Su-34 – which has undergone decades of development – is praised by Russia for its supposedly advanced technology.
Each has a reported $36 million price tag.
But the air force faced ridicule when it appeared pilots rely on store-bought Garmin satellites Paste in the dashboard to find your way.
Two-seat Su-34s are considered Russia’s “frontline bombers” and are widely used in ukrainian war.
But analysts say at least a tenth of the entire fleet has gone missing in the past year.
The Russian Air Force also blushed after the incident shoot down the US Reaper drone across the Black Sea in March.
In-flight footage shows a pair of Su-27 fighters aggressively humming the drone and pouring fuel over it to blind the camera.
A jet then crashed into the propeller – something experts say was the pilot’s mistake to misjudge his approach.
Despite the incident, both Russian pilots participated was awarded a medal.