Dyagilevo is an air base in Ryazan, Russia. There is a museum of long-range aviation there, but we are not going to visit it today again. We gonna spend some time at the airfield of Dyagilevo instead and look at various planes flying over there.
Il-78 – tanker aircraft. It was built on the base of Il-76 and put into service in 1987. For today it is the only specialized type of tanker aircrafts used by air forces of Russia.
Tu-22M3 – a supersonic, swing-wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber.
An-26 – a twin-engined turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft.
Air display team “Falcons of Russia”.
Being prepared for the flight.
One of the bombers. It can fly from Moscow to California with bombs aboard for several hours.
It smells of kerosene.
One of the bombers is landing.
Another aircraft tanker.
Compare dimensions of Tu-22M3 with the size of the KAMAZ truck.
Il-78M is taking off.
We guess it’s not the last time we are coming here, to Dyagilevo. See you there next time.