Largest Siberian Air Base

Largest Siberian Air Base

This air base is the largest in Siberia, Russia. Here they have interceptors MiG-31BM and they previously had Su-15TM, MiG-15, MiG-17.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Air base 6979 is a so-called air group, now. It used to be named after a guards air regiment, 712, that fought at the time of Great Patriotic War – initially in I-16 fighters, later – in La-5. From the mid 1980s to 1994 the airfield was used by a separate aviation rescue detachment that had An-12BP, Mi-8T, and a Tupolev amphibian aerosleigh in service. 

Largest Siberian Air Base

Largest Siberian Air Base

Flight suits for air group members.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Aviation equipment.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Pilots are forbidden to dress themselves.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Flight suit storage requires special conditions. 

Largest Siberian Air Base

Missions are performed strictly according to the schedule. 

Largest Siberian Air Base

Military humor.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Like a corridor in a children’s camp!

Largest Siberian Air Base

“No entry”. There is a mission control center there behind the door.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Loud speaker communication microphone.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Special telephone.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Firing buttons!

Largest Siberian Air Base

It’s probably more interesting to provide control from here than to fly a plane.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Military binoculars.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Real military MiG-31 – two seat supersonic all-weather long-range interceptor.

Largest Siberian Air Base

MiG-31 is intended to intercept and destroy air targets at low, medium and high altitude, day and night, in any weather conditions, when an enemy applies active or passive radar interference.

Largest Siberian Air Base

A group of four MiG-31 is able to control an air space of 800-900 km.

Largest Siberian Air Base

At high altitude the speed of a MiG may reach 3000 km/h.

Largest Siberian Air Base

In December 2013 the air base started to use the modified version of MiG-31BM fighters.

Largest Siberian Air Base

The new modified aircraft have a new system of armament control and new side-looking airborne radar. Now it can detect targets at a distance of up to 320 km and simultaneously track up to ten targets.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Military air base near Kansk.

Largest Siberian Air Base

Largest Siberian Air Base

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