6 Russian Military Jet Factory has an Open House

Russian Military Jet Factory has an Open House

Posted on November 5, 2015 by tim

Recently an aircraft factory in Novosibirsk got an open house inviting anyone wanting to see what’s inside, take photos and enjoy watching how the most modern Russian aircraft are being produced. Some of the bloggers of course couldn’t miss such an event including Alexey L. who went there and made those cool photos. Let’s see what he got!

This factory is one of the largest in Russia. It was founded in 1931. At first it produced machines for miners but in 1937 it changed its business to aircraft building. It was producing some old Soviet planes like I-16, Yak-3, Yak-7, Yak-9 etc. One of those is placed on the factory entrance together with the awards display. During World War 2 this factory was producing up to 33 planes a day.

Then after WW2 they started producing first Soviet jet planes. Mig-15, Mig-17, Mig-19, Yak-28 were produced here. Then in late 50s it started to assemble SU jet fighter planes.

Then later SU-24s came into play which were exported to many countries including Africa. And then in 1990s the newest SU-34 went into production.

in 1990s they also started converting their military jet facilities to produce passenger planes like this AN-38.

Also the first Russian AN-2 was produced here.

During the 1990s after USSR collapse not many orders were received.

But still they were producing some planes in low quantities.


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6 Responses to “Russian Military Jet Factory has an Open House”

  1. john says:

    Fantastic photo’s, it was great to see all these great aircraft, AN-2 very cool design, my favorite is SU -34 that is one sharp fighter.

  2. Muzzlehatch says:

    Interesting what they did to modernize the An-2 biplane.

  3. unclemymy says:

    It is obvious that the quality of the Russian aircraft has improved to world-class. As an aviation industry veteran, I salute my brothers in the Russian Federation aircraft production!

  4. unclemymy says:

    Yes, I especially like the AN-2 update! But I’d love to have the gate sign for my driveway…

  5. car says:

    Great images. I like An-2 design the most. Russians have great aviation industry.

  6. Prinsipiante says:

    This is and special event, or is regular open to visitors ?
    Thank you friends

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