Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Il-976 SKIP is an aircraft command and tracking station. When ballistic and cruise missiles are tested it’s necessary to fix performance of their systems. This task is complicated – if something goes wrong a missile cannot force-land like an aircraft and engineers have to inspect the wreckage trying to find the reason of the crash. For the same reason an airborne laboratory cannot be mounted on a missile – if the missile explodes all recorded data would be lost. The only way out is to equip the missile with a transmitter and monitor operation of its systems by means of telemetry. Ground stations and special aircrafts are used to receive such data.

Il-976 was designed in the 80s, it represents a hybrid of Il-7бMD and A-50. Some pictures of the aircraft are inside the post.

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976
Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

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