6 Day And Night Photos Of An Air Base

Day And Night Photos Of An Air Base

Posted on August 8, 2012 by kulichik

Let’s visit an air base and look at such big planes as TU95MS and TU-160.

This is Commander of the Air Base who gave his permission for taking some photos.

‘A plane is a wonderful creation of the human mind. It acknowledges no authority except for the persons who respect the laws of the flight. N.E.Zhukovsky’.

Tu-95MS is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform.

On November 12, 1952 the prototype of the plane started its flight. It was a long flight that ended in crashing of the machine. 11 passengers died. However, the tests were not stopped and soon the plane was put into service.

The plane carries X-55M missiles.

According to a tradition that has been followed from 1920-1930, Tu-160s are given names of Heroes of the Soviet Union and those related to long-range aviation. Tu-95MSs are named in the honor of cities. ‘Vorkuta’

Il-62 RA-86556 came from Poland in 1980 is present now in the museum of the aviation base.



Inside the cabin.

The Tupolev Tu-160 is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Entering service in 1987, the Tu-160 was the last strategic bomber designed for the Soviet Union. The aircraft remains in limited production, with at least 16 aircraft currently in service with the Russian Air Force


The Il-78 was the original production version with two removable fuselage tanks and maximum transferable load of 85.72 tonnes (188,540 lb).

Strategic missiles X-55 are intended to hit stationary targets considering the coordinates set before.

Personnel is meeting the crew of the landed plane.

The engine is being examined before the next flight. It is the largest and most powerful engine in the world.

“Vasily Sen’ko”


Training flights occur several times a week.

And here Тu-95МS is flying above Red Square on 9 May of 2010.

via ru-aviation 

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6 Responses to “Day And Night Photos Of An Air Base”

  1. bobbob2011 says:

    I thought the GE90 jet engine was the “largest and most powerful”? – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric_GE90

    • Exoskeleton says:

      The largest and the most powerful for a military aircraft ;)

    • A-Star says:

      Wiki: Kuznetsov NK-32 is a military specification afterburning 3-spool low bypass turbofan jet engine which powers the Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic bomber, and was fitted to the later model Tupolev Tu-144LL supersonic transport. It is the largest and most powerful engine ever fitted on a combat aircraft (however, higher thrust engines are fitted to civil aircraft such as General Electric GE90. Such engines sacrifice exhaust speed for higher thrust and hence cannot accelerate to supersonic speeds).

  2. Jordan says:

    GE-90 is a high-bypass turbofan. Perhaps they mean the largest turbojet?

  3. tobymarx says:

    The Tu-95 is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful planes ever designed, certainly the most beautiful turboprop. Thanks for all the nice pix.

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