Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Russian blogger Sergey was witnessing a four hour long preparation for a flight of three ultra long range supersonic missile carrying bomber TU-22M “Backfire” planes. Here are the photos he brought from the trip.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

This plane is not a bomber. This is a weather scout which was flying around before the bombers took off.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

The weather scout plane took a couple of flights in two different directions and then landed.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

And now the bombers.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

It takes four hours to prepare such a plane for its flight. They take extra time to be sure that if they find some unexpected issues with the plane they will have enough time to fix them.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

The plane and all of its systems get visually inspected. No malfunctions or remarks are allowed. Then planes get fuel and weapons.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

The technicians report: “We have loaded the fuel, we have installed the necessary bombs and missiles”.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

All their actions are being logged into a special log.Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

The full fuel load is 54 tons. The plane has to land with less than 14 tons left to prevent it experiencing overweight loads during the landing. Russian Bombers Preparing to Take OffA view from the technicians ladder.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Here are the bombs being stored.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Ready to take off!

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Taking off!Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Furious blue  flames.

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

And this is another one.Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

One hour later, the planes returned and started landing. Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off

Thanks to Sergey for these cool photos!

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7 thoughts on “Russian Bombers Preparing to Take Off”

  1. So what should be concluded from this pictures: or Adolfin Putler spreads propaganda how capable they are, or some person will go to the jail for showing something, which supposed to remain secret.

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