Today we are at the Monino airfield again to see the Mysischev 3MD, a Soviet strategic bomber, closely from outside and inside. It was built in 1960 by the design bureau named after V. M. Myasischev. This modification of 3M had a better
equipment, VD-7B engines, longer and more pointed nose part with a boom of a fuel receiving device at its end, wider wings. The aircraft was first demostrated in the airport of Domodedovo, Moscow in July, 1967. NATO code - Bison-C.
The 1960s. The leading aircraft building countries start their race in creation of a supersonic passenger aircraft. The Soviet Union was one of the participants of this race, by 1969 its supersonic aircraft Tu-144 performed its first flight. It was the
first supersonic passenger aircraft that flew high in the sky. Only two months later it was followed by the Franco-British aircraft "Concorde". What was happening later was not so good for the Soviet vehicle, though. Its destiny was full of dramas and tragedies.
The Beriev Be-12 Chayka ("Seagull") is a Soviet turboprop-powered amphibious aircraft designed for anti-submarine and maritime patrol duties. Today only three states can maintain such aircrafts for their
army need: Russia, the USA and Japan. This units is located in the museum of Monino, the Moscow Region. Inside this post you can see a plenty of photos of the aircraft: inside and outside.