Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Vozdvizhenka Air Base is located in Ussuriysk, Russia. It is classified as a medium airport.

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

444th Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment was dislocated at the Vozdvizhenka Air Base in Primorye.

Abandoned Air Base

The regiment exists since July 1941. Over the years 1950-1980 Tu-4 and Tu-16 were widely used.

Abandoned Air Base

The first Tu-22 was taken to the air in 1991. Following the war reform of 2007 many airplanes were shifted to Siberia while others were dismantled.

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Now the air base is considered closed.

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

The airplanes were taken to pieces and deprived of their equipment.

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

The access to the area is hardly restricted.

Abandoned Air Base

It’s believed that the planes are old-fashioned now and are subject to disposition.

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Abandoned Air Base

Location: Ussuriysk, Primorye

via live-report

16 thoughts on “Abandoned Air Base”

  1. they should be in a museum, it is too sad to see them waiting to rot away or being vandalized or cannibalized.

    I guess they now symbolize the end of an era where Russia threatened the west, and now are obsolete..
    There would be amot of buyers who want to show them to the public

  2. In all your posts regarding abandoned places, remind me that bilion of $ was wasted for nothing, serve nobody… as my above writers say: so sad to see that waste of money, energy and time…

  3. So sad to these machines that were created being left to rot like these.
    Russia could have sold them or even “given them away” for free in exchange for something else. The Indians, the Chinese, the Iraqis, the Iranians, the Syrians, etc could all have used these in some fashion. It is better that they are used in some way rather than just rusting.

  4. These aircraft were never intended to compete with the F111. As much as I like the F111, I feel that these TU-22Ms have a more purposeful, and menacing look about them. Just my opinion.

  5. This bombers can not be converted.They are design only for bombing.Russians can thank for the low quality of life to t-GOV to built 5 times more arms then t-west.In t-80 they have 40.000 nukes.(95.000) tanks,apc,and t-rest of inventory.You people can check on,,PARALEL HISTORY PROJECT,, and see how stupids we are.

  6. Soviet Union bankrupted itself with military spending and US is going to do the same: They already owe more than GNP, like Greece.

    As long as dollar is the only currency to buy oil it has value and it’s the amount of the oil it can buy. It has been shrinking quite fast lately.

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