Monday, November 28, 2011

Russian Air Force

Historic Soviet Aircraft to modern day, cutting edge Avionics...


MiG 25

There's snow, cold, freezing wind.  The work continues.  This image is by Ilya Stadnik and is posted at Russian Air Force.


MiG 27

After three decades of service the MiG 27 remains an operational interceptor.  These MiGs are of the Sri Lanka Air Force.  This photo is posted at Russian Air Force and was taken by Alexander Golz.


MiG 29

The USA bought 21 MiG 29s from Moldova to prevent them being purchased by Iran.  This photo is posted at Russian Air Force and photographed by Anton Pavlov.


MiG 31

The MiG 31 replaced the MiG 25 as Russia's long-range interceptor.  It has a range of 720 kilometers / 447 miles fully armed and speeding over twice the speed of sound.  The photo by Sergey Zhiharev is posted at Russian Air Force.

                                                  An-124 with Su-27 escort

An-124 with Su-27 escort.

The Antonov An-124 is a strategic airlift cargo jet with a 25% greater payload capacity than the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.  It was photographed by Anton Pavlov and is posted at Russian Air Force.



A sunset touchdown for the Su-27 as photographed by Nick Belyaev.  This image is one of many that can be viewed at Russian Air Force along with an extensive photo archive.



Sukhoi is developing this stealth jet as the Russian Air Force replacement for the MiG-29 and Su-27.  The image is by Max Bryansky and is part of the Russian Air Force photographic archive.


Tu-95 and IL-78

An Il-78 provides midair refueling to a Cold War warrior, the Tupolev Tu-95.  This photo is by Evgeniy Kazennov and is among the archive photos of Russian Air Force.





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