13 MAKS Cemetery Of Airplanes

MAKS Cemetery Of Airplanes


In the background of International aerospace salon (MAKS) there is an aircraft park of abandoned airplanes. Unfortunately, the territory is surrounded by a fence but many things can still be seen. The legendary Buran is located here as well, by the way.


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The Sukhoi Su-15 (NATO reporting name 'Flagon') was a twin-engined supersonic interceptor developed by the Soviet Union in the 1960s.

The Su-15UT (NATO "Flagon-C"). Airplanes like Su-15 had been in arsenal of Russia till 1994.

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13 Responses to “MAKS Cemetery Of Airplanes”

  1. geoff says:

    We are lucky WW3 was not started over the tragic series of events that led to the shooting down of that South Korean plane.

  2. 山下智久 says:

    it is an abandoned aircraft, why not sell it?

    • George Johnson says:

      Lots of governments keep old military planes like these, because in some cases they can be returned to flight status if a war breaks out (and they’re needed), or sometimes they simply keep them for parts that are no longer made. Some times, they keep them simply to keep them out of the hands of other people.

      • ptc says:

        Leaving these arcraft in open field is the cheapest way. Russian government does not have money even for properly scarapping of old military material – you can see rusting wrecks of soviet warships sunken in russian harbors.

  3. JP says:

    “In 1981 Su-15 performed a successful ram attack of the CL-44″

    Why did it ram the other plane out of the sky ?

    • Eric says:

      Even without reading about the incident I can make some educated guesses:

      1- Out of ammo (defect guns or empty).
      2- Bingo in fuel reserves.
      3- No time to make a classic shot-down ie:Too close of a critical area or even installation (Military airfield or government building).

    • ptc says:

      This happened in 1981, CL-44 returning from Iran to Cyprus was attacked in Azerbajain airspace. When CL-44 performed evasive maneuver, Su-15 crashed into it from behind. Su-15 pilot was able to eject.

  4. Evilronald says:

    The plane shot down was a 747-200 btw, not a 707.

  5. Mercal says:

    USSR/Russia is the same today, same regime in power just a new name.

    The only manufacturing in Russia today still is weapons they are the worlds #1 supplier of war goods.

    The Bear of Russia never went to sleep, it is still alive and well.

    Between China and Russia their military might is unstoppable.

  6. joejoe says:

    I see the tail of a US C5 Galaxy in the background of a couple of those pics (MIG 21).

  7. Thatcher says:

    Did your pics get hacked? What’s up with the first few pictures and that tail fin.

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