The MAKS air show is held once every couple of years. At all other times, its premises are not left empty. Thus, several events are held this year as well. One of them you have already read about. Besides, the guests will see a tank and aircraft-auto shows here in Zhukovsky (Moscow region) on August 16-17th. The pictures presented in this post depict the rehearsals of both shows.
The airfield and “VM-T Atlant” standing over there.
Be-200 is getting ready to extinguish fires in the local forests.
The tail of a flying lab Il-76LL.
Various air defence equipment.
The log painted green for disguise is attached on the front of the tank. It is used for self-deditching when the tracks become helpless. The steel wire ropes are attached for the same purpose.
Armored maintenance-recovery vehicle based on T-72.
The newest all-wheel-drive vehicle “Ural-53009”.
Multiple rocket launcher “Grad” – forty gauge guides (122mm).
Modern Russian mortars.
Air defence equipment.
Several radar systems are presented too.
They are both used for target acquisition and active jamming.
S-400 “Triumph” system.
It was put into service in 2007.
The wheeled chassis is made in Bryansk, Russia.
Fan inside the body of the air defence system.
Launch systems, tactic air defence system “Tor-M1”, tactic missile system “Iscander-M”, antitank system “Chrysanthemum-S”, vehicle “Ural-VV” and others.
Missile/gun system “Pantsir-S”, it may hit targets at an altitude of up to fifteen kilometers, and at a distance of up to twenty kilometers.
Terrorists are armed with Kalashnikov guns.
Tank crews saluting the spectators.
The pool with mud was specially made for a visual appeal.
But everybody knows – tanks are not afraid of mud!
20-tonned vehicle makes a jump.
Self-propelled vehicles “Msta-S” have shown up.
Satisfied crew members have left their tanks.
Greeting the guests of the show.
They’are still too young.
Russian all-terrain vehicles showing up.
Unmanned amphibious terrain vehicle.
Amphibious boat “Sealegs”.
Strangely painted “Niva”.
Auto show “Fast and Furious” represented the duel of combat fighters and sports aircrafts with racing supercars (Ferrari, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Aston Martin).
Winged participants – Su-30LL, MiG-29, Yak-54, Yak-130 and L-39.
The aircrafts were showing some aerobatics in between the competition.
Aerobatic team “The First Flight” – the only team performing in piston-driven aircraft.
Training Yak-52 and Yak-54 led by a light American aircraft Piper PA-23 “Aztec”.
Spectacular turns in the sky.
The zone of the piston-driven aircraft’s performance fits into a square of 1,5×1,5 km.