Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Right now we are going to visit the airfield called “Sokol” (“Falcon”). There are many people are about to arrive and see the air show which will be held there, but we will better look around and see at what vehicles they use.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Authorized entry only.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Missile mock-ups – the smallest one weighs about 140 kg.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Those straps below are to fix legs to prevent them from dangling all over the cabin when maneuvers are performed.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

It’s a new seat K-36DM which also has such straps. To the right is the hose of an oxygen mask. Red handles are catapult activation levers.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

The mask is on.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

All these people want to get inside the MiG-31.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Some little planes.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Closer view of the MiG.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Do you remember Terminator to have a similar mini-gun? This one is even cooler! Six-barreled 23-mm aircraft automatic Gatling gun. In the drum are 260 cartridge shells.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Four more missiles on the bottom. Each weighs 490 kg.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

To the right is the thing which slows the plane on the runway.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Infra-red search and track can detect targets at the distance up to 40 km. Those four smaller things around it are speed measuring devices.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Airscoops are really big.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

These are blast pipes. The length of the flame can reach fifteen meters. Supersonic aircraft MiG-31 can speed up to 3000 km/h.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Over the pipes is a compartment for a parachute, it opens before landing. Below is an axle jack. If a lot of parts are disassebled from the plane it can sit on its bottom…

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

What a nice place to watch the air show from.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

These strange things are needed to protect trees when air engines are starting.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

This thing is needed to start the aircraft, they can’t do it without electricity.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Someone has been drifting.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

This hole indicates the degree of wear.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

YAK-40 is for local airlines. Let’s see what’s inside.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Pay for the travel!

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

So many devices, panels and levers!

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Every pilot has an aerator.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

That red button is to extinguish fire.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Emergency exit?

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Adults are even worse than children! They do not want to leave the aircraft!

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Could you pick me up?

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Fire guards have their own place to observe the show from.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Fueling the plane.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

You are a bit nervous when 90 tons of steel is right over your head. Pilots like to joke!

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

In the cabin of the MiG-31 – command pilot’s place.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

That hook on the control wheel is for firing missiles!

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

How many missiles will we fire? One or two?

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

The place for the gunner. It hard for him to see what’s ahead. But in fact he doesn’t need to.

By the way you can be a co-pilot for 30-40 minutes for 400-600 thousand rubles (13-20 thousand dollars). Then you can be given a record with your frightened eyes after acrobatic maneuvers.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

On the fighter with her heels on!

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

There is an airborne radar in the grey nose of that aircraft.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

The rest of the MiGs will hardly be restored.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

How to put an oxygen mask on?

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

This is Mi-8. It really has a lot of modifications.

Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show

The main building at the airfield. The control room is on its roof but we are not allowed to enter.

4 thoughts on “Seeing A Bit More At the Air Show”

  1. Those are LANDING lights, not infrared. Connected to the landing gear, so they light the path of where the gear is, and raise up when the plane takes off.
    It may have that infrared capability, but those are landing lights.

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  2. He wasn’t talking about the landing lights. The IRST is the semi-submerged tube underneath the fuselage, above the landing lights. It is surrounded by 4 itot tube the OP mentions as air measuring devices.

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  3. the straps connected to the ejection seat in the first pictures isn’t really to hold the feet during manouvers, but to retract the legs before an eject.

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