23 Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Posted on August 22, 2011 by team

The promising models of Russian civilian aviation – the Sukhoi Superjet 100 and Tu-204SM.

Russian helicopters.

A couple of fighters of the 5th generation.

The aircraft of the 5th generation – T-50.


The “Russkiye Vityazi” (Russian Knights) and the “Strizhi” (Swifts), two aerobatic performance demonstrator teams, appeared in the distance.

The KC-10 Extender.

The prototype aircraft performed its first flight on July 12, 1980. Structurally, the KC-10 is largely similar to its civilian analogue, the DC-10.

A feature of this tanker aircraft is the fact that apart from fuel it is capable of transporting large quantities of cargoes. Its cargo compartment has an area of 305 m2.

The multirole jet fighter aircraft F-16.

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is designed for close air support of ground troops. Its main targets are the enemy tanks on a battlefield. Relatively low speed, good maneuvering characteristics and a nice view from the cockpit make it possible for the aircraft to hit small targets at the first attempt.

A seven-barrel gun GAU-8/A (30 mm, 1174 shells, rate of fire 2100/4200 rds/min).

The F-15E “Strike Eagle”, a multirole fighter.

The Mi-26Т2.

The Boeing B-52 “Stratofortress”, a strategic intercontinental bomber. One of the oldest aircraft in service.

The Lockheed C-5 “Galaxy”. A strategic military transport aircraft with increased lift capacity. Till 1982, the largest serial cargo aircraft in the world. Then it was excelled by the Russian AN-124 “Ruslan”.

The Mi-2.

The Mi-8 MTV-1 equipped with unique equipment for the seriously injured.

The Be-200, one of the most unusual and versatile aircraft presented in recent years. The aircraft can take off both the land and water surface.


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23 responses to “Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2”

  1. commissar paul says:

    I never miss your site. Thanks for terrific pics!

    Please do not change to a softcore porno site. Too many pics of half naked women.

    More pics please of Russian life and military pics.

    My best regards

    Commissar Paul USA

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Some of the USAF planes flew very far the B-52H is from Minot AFB in North Dakota the F-15E is from Lakenheath AB England the F-16 is from Avanio AB Italy and I see the tail of a C-130 from Ramestein AB Germany the C-5 is either from Dover AFB in Delaware or Travis AFB California(I cant read the tail)the A-10 is from Spanghalem AB Germany.

  3. Chico says:

    That SU-34 is a cool looking plane. Badass!!

  4. Chico says:

    And Russian airforce knows how to paint a cool cammo-scheme

  5. Musa says:

    Ooo… I love air shows and this looked like a great one. Thanks for sharing those fantastic shots. 🙂

  6. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Great pictures! Thanks!

  7. Uncledoh says:

    awesome! that is a truly “grandiose” airshow!

    Certainly not like the aviation “feria” of the local aeroclub that was held in paris, so called lebourget “airshow”

  8. Gen. Electric says:

    American and Russian fighters are the most beautiful machines, and the best around. The Su-Ta50 looks very cool in its introduction. The B-52 and the Airbus are impressive. Even the French Rafale is nice. I didn’t see the Eurofighter, though. Amazing show and pics.

  9. moo says:

    Man Sukhoi can make some sexy planes the T-50 is just so good looking.

  10. mukmika says:

    The next best thing to being at the show is great pictures. Well done!

  11. Sean says:

    The guy who painted Russian supersonic bombers should suffer long-lasting diarrhea. How is that possible such beautiful peace of Hi-Tech multimillion dollars machinery painted so poorly? I mean, common! Seriously….

  12. komar says:

    Danke Freunde für diese schönen perfekten Fotos.
    Grüße aus Brandenburg-Germani

  13. neblogenso says:

    Thank you for these amazing photos! The photographer must have used super objectives as well as some amazing skills. It’l do for a fine desktop wallpaper.

  14. Mick says:

    Really enjoyed your Photos you put a lot of effort into it and time thankyou for posting them

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