Airfield of MiG Fighters

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Blogger rukabaa has visited an airfield Sormovo belonging to the aircraft construction plant “Sokol” in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The airfield has an air strip 2987 meters long and 70 meters wide, three airsides along the air strip for equipment parking and hangars.  Here we show you one of these airsides and get into a combat fighter MiG-31.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

There are several roads leading to the airfield.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

The checkpoint turns out to be empty.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Aircraft parking in the background.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

The unwanted visitors tried to remain unnoticed.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

It would be too long to walk the airfield around so they chose the shortest way – to run 70 meters across the airfield on half-bent legs.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

The first structure on our way. With a guard inside.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

To the left of the structure is a radar station.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

A closer view.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

The first parking zone.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Nozzles of MiG-31 aircraft.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Airfield of MiG Fighters

This one has a pitot-static system that helps to determine the speed of the craft.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Bottom of the MiG.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Chassis.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

This one has neither chassis nor cabin.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Nozzle close up.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Each MiG has two pilots, each of them has an individual cabin.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Cabin of the first pilot.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Civilian Yak-40 and MiG-25.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

River amphibious craft, the ekranoplan “Volga-2”. Only eight craft like this have been ever built.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Trailers.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

We are going to see another parking area now…

Airfield of MiG Fighters

This is an area for aircraft testing.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Here is another airside with MiG-31 aircraft.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Yak-40 can be seen here as well.

Airfield of MiG Fighters

And finally we came back to the same checkpoint…

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3 thoughts on “Airfield of MiG Fighters”

  1. i already seen this pictures, could be someone else post it some time ago? or is just me but i swear ive seen them before, but still nice pics

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