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Why Russia Is Covering Their Planes With Tires

What Do The Tires Do?

So, why IS Russia covering their planes with tires? The main reason is to protect against Ukrainian drone strikes that are able to destroy planes. Ronald Watkins, an online American conspiracy theorist, claims that the tires could be used as a shield that can take some of the damage if an explosive goes off above the plane.

Another famous theory that may be true is that the tires act as a sort of camouflage against drones. At night, the black tires help to prevent detection from drones, as the black tires blend into the night.

However, experts believe that the new method is quite ineffective, as Francisco Serra-Martins claims, and the new method has quite a limited effect, as so far, the tires have not been very effective.

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