Monday, November 28, 2011

Russian Air Force

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

                                                                MiG 25

So there's snow.  So it's cold... and freezing wind.  The work continues.  This 1200 x 736 image at 300 dpi 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 1024 x 705 photo is posted at Russian Air Force and was taken by Alexander Golz.

                                                                MiG 29

A highly respected fighter the USA bought 21 MiG 29s from Moldova to prevent them being purchased by Iran.  This is a 1200 x 800 photo displayed 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 1200 x 822 and is posted at Russian Air Force.

                                                  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 the 1200 x 871 image is displayed at Russian Air Force.


A sunset touchdown for the Su-27 as photographed by Nick Belyaev.  The 1200 x 800 image at 300 dpi is one of many that can be viewed at Russian Air Force with their extensive photo archives.


Sukhoi is developing this stealth jet as the Russian Air Force replacement for the MiG-29 and Su-27.  The 1200 x 900 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 1024 x 686, 300 dpi, photo is by Evgeniy Kazennov and is among the archive photos of Russian Air Force.

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                   COLD VALENTINE

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