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10 Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Posted on January 25, 2011 by team


Off-gauge transportation is a very hard job. The drivers should always be ready to solve many problems during the “trip”.

To transport a plane from the Pulkovo Airport in Moscow to Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St. Petersburg, at first it should have been transported by haulage truck to Obukhovskoy Oborony avenue and then transfered to the barge sailing along the Neva river right to Lenexpo. There it should have been taken off the barge by helicopters and transfered to the exhibition place. The length from the nose of the plane to its tail is 9.3 m and its wingspread is 12 m. That’s why a special support, capable of holding such a weight, has been created.

When everything was prepared and the plane was going to start its trip, an unexpected incident has happened right on the territory of the airport. The Ural truck accidentally hit the nose of the plane. While it was being thoroughly examined, the time was passing… So the barge leaves and the helicopters fly away.

The new route has to be chosen.

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10 Responses to “Wonders of Russian Logistics”

  1. Zjoske says:

    Strange way of moving an airplane. Couldn’t the wings be removed?

  2. xxx says:

    great post

  3. Alan says:

    Somewhere I have a photograph a dozen of men walking with the 1/4″ thick wire for the Focault pendulum for the Franklin Institute science museum in Philadelphia. They volunteered to carry it by hand as a straight piece from the factory several miles away to the museum so that it wouldn’t have to be coiled. The idea was to make the scientific display as perfect as possible by using the straightest piece of wire possible!

  4. Macsen says:

    Cool! As a truck driver, it’s nice to see fellow truckers in other countries. The heaviest thing I’ve hauled, was a 90 tonne coil tubing oil rig. Mind you, that was 90 tonnes with out the coil tube added on, and this one still had it on, so I don’t really know what it weighed. This was late at night, in a snow storm (at about -35c), and very illegally…

  5. Mahmoud A. says:

    A man must have some really big testicles to drive trucks like that!

  6. OLUT says:

    That’s one brave and good driver!

  7. kzt says:

    ” a plane from the Pulkovo Airport in Moscow to Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St. Petersburg”
    Wrong. Pulkovo Airport is in St. Petersburg.
    Between Moscow and St. Petersburg about 700 km.

  8. kzt says:

    ” a plane from the Pulkovo Airport in Moscow to Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St. Petersburg”
    Wrong. Pulkovo Airport is in St. Petersburg.
    Between Moscow and St. Petersburg about 700 km.

  9. Pierre Arpin says:

    Pulkovo airport is located in St-Petersburg and not in Moscow as sait in the article.
    I visited the town after the Aug. 1st 2008 total solar eclipse in Novosibirsk.

  10. Pierre Arpin says:

    This plane is an Eclipse 500 and more date can be found on that page :
    http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N513EA.html

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