3 Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association in the name of Chkalov V.P. 85 anniversary and the hundredth Su-34

Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association in the name of Chkalov V.P. 85 anniversary and the hundredth Su-34

In the second half of August Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association traditionally celebrates its birthday - now it is 85 years old. Also the plant workers started production of the hundredth Su-34. I offer you to watch my photo report from this event. Let's start from the factory’s museum. Last year I visited this factory, but then failed to get into the museum. The exposition is located on the second floor of the building. The plant began its history in 1931. I-16 was the first aircraft manufactured at the plant. Fighters LaGG-3, Yak-7B and Yak-9 were made there during the war. Each day the plant produced up to 28-30 aircraft - a full regiment! 15 500 Yak-s were produced here in just 4 years . This bike ZiCh-1 was being produced for a short time in the post-war period .. In 1947 jet fighter aircrafts with swept-wing MiG-15, in 1951, MiG-17 and MiG-19 in 1954 were produced here. In 1956, NAPA started the release of aircrafts developed by Suhoy EBD. The first aircraft was Su-9. In 1962 it started developing Su-11, and in 1966 Su-15. Also, from 1963 to 1966 it produced the first Soviet serial supersonic bomber Yak-28. Models of Su-15 and Yak-28 A new stage in the development of the plant and in the Russian aircraft industry began with the creation of Sukhoi Su-24 and its serial production that was launched in 1971. According to its flight characteristics and combat capabilities Su-24 was better than all existing models of a similar class. The cabin of Su-24. In the early 90s the plant began to produce regional passenger planes An-38, but due to the lack of demand in those difficult years its serial production has not begun. Today fighter-bomber Su-34 and the elements of passenger aircraft Sukhoi SuperJet-100 are produced here. The museum is interesting; there are a lot of exhibits. You can walk here for half an hour, but I have got a little time, and have to move on. I move to the factory workshop. In the last time I was unable to visit the production of Superjet, so first of all I'll do this. Cabins, fuselage components, wings, stabilizers for SSJ-100 are produced in the NAP. Then parts are sent to the Komsomolsk-on-Amur, where the planes are finally made
up. There are tables that say which airplane is being made there. For example, the future 95142 is at the beginning of its construction. This is plaza - templates, on which airframe structural components are made up from the individual elements. Another workshop. Modern CNC machines. The next workshop producing elements of Su-34. AKU-58A - the aviation ejection device for hanging and launching missiles. I went to the assembly shop of Su-34. Here the official part dedicated to the production of the 100th Su-34 began. A Chief of the Russian Air Force from 2002 to 2007, Vladimir Mikhailov acts. The next speaker was the director of the plant S.A Smirnov. These beauties are produced here. On the flight test Station (FTS) everyone waits for the demonstration of Su-34 flights. There is a static exhibition of air-technique. Yakovlev Yak-40 | SibNIA in the name of Chaplygin | 1976 Children played at the festival so furiously that I worried about aircrafts. Miles Mi-8T (TV) | RA-24265 | Eltsovka | 1987 Production of the plant was introduced with Su-24 and brand new unpainted Su-34. Meanwhile, three Su-34 are preparing for a flight. One board had already driven to the start. The second one is piloted by 07th. The last inspection before the flight. Let’s go. Parachutists appeared in the sky. Traditional "shelves". And now some photos of flights. After landing a pair of Su-34 rolled closer to the fence. 06th and 05th near the fence After Su-34 there was a flight of vintage MiG-3. View on the runway of factory’s airfield "Eltsovka". It went to the parking. Su-24 was the most popular among kids on the exhibit. The board suffered from kids :) Su-34 is being prepared for towing. The holiday ended. Returning to the entrance. Thanks to the plant for this day- a real holiday! via

1 7 Forbidden Things-to-Do in Russian Banya

7 Forbidden Things-to-Do in Russian Banya

Banya (sauna) for Russians is like a cult. It is able to regenerate human again, to give strength for new exploits. Don't go there after midnight If you think that a banya is as an uninhabited island, you are mistaken. For centuries there lives so-called Bannik - a banya master. This creature likes when everyone
please him in every way: leave a bar of soap, for example, or water in a pitcher - Bannik also wants to wash. He prefers steaming strongly after midnight. If you also have such a "wonderful" idea, beware - Bannik will crush you. Simply to say, it will intoxicate your desperate little head.

2 Kenozerye: Zehnovskaya flour mill

Kenozerye: Zehnovskaya flour mill

Zehnovo village is one of the most ancient settlements of kenozerskih and its history begins in the 16th century, when, according to one legend, the first inhabitant named Zeh settled here. Presumably, it was someone
from the first Christians arrived at Kenozero during the existence of the Kenoreckyi waterway that connected Lake Onega with river Onega using which Orthodox people from Novgorod came to these lands.

4 Huge Underground Soviet Submarine Base in Balaklava

Huge Underground Soviet Submarine Base in Balaklava

This object is widely known in various military forces. Its building started in 1953. It was built to shelter and repair 7 diesel-electric submarines of 613
and 633 projects. This building gave a protection from direct exposure of the atomic bomb with capacity of 100 kilotons. Now there is a museum.

0 Soviet Skype, PlayStation, Google Glass. How a smart house was developed in USSR.

Soviet Skype, PlayStation, Google Glass. How a smart house was developed in USSR.

In 1980 not only "Buran" was being built in the Soviet Union but there was also a perestroika, and they also tried to anticipate future consumer paradise, which was especially incredible in terms of shortages, there was even no toilet paper. And
yet at that time, Soviet scientists were able to predict the appearance of smart watch, smartphones, laptops, and wireless home electronics. Moreover, all this is supposed to be in a single system, organizing a smart house.

6 Lake to Dumpsite over Three Months

Lake to Dumpsite over Three Months

People had this beautiful lake near their town and enjoyed it so much
over the course of the summer months so that now it looks like this!

1 Military Airport Efremov-3 or simply the “object”

Military Airport Efremov-3 or simply the “object”

Hi everyone. On May holidays I visited the suburbs of Efremov rpwnd the city. Perhaps I'll start with airdfield. There is a secret
airport Efremov-3 that is called the "object". I think that Captain Obviousness, who worked here, gave it this name. Photo 1.

2 The armored vehicle BRDM-2 that received the second life

The armored vehicle BRDM-2 that received the second life

Now I offer you to get acquainted with another demilitarized armored vehicle BRDM-2, which was bought from the Ministry of Defence of Belarus and brought to Russia. In
order to use a former military vehicle for civilian purposes we had to work hard, but it was worth it, because the final version is really impressive.

10 Moscow International Automobile Salon

Moscow International Automobile Salon

A homepage of the Moscow International Automobile Salon stipulates that it's The most long-awaited and spectacular event for manufacturers, professionals and fans of the cars. Well, let's check! Within the first day of the motor show, there were held a several presentations of new cars, in particular, LADA, Hyundai, Geely, DFM, Changan, the Larte Design and Ravon. In comparison with the previous auto shows, this year, under the impact of the crisis
on Russian market, the amount of panelists declined markedly, almost a third of the area was occupied by the Museum of retro technology and advertising. If two years ago for the motor show there was allocated about eight halls in two huge pavilions, now all people wishing to take part in the exhibition fit only in three rooms located next door. Despite the fact that one of them was fully occupied by Mercedes.

0 Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation

Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation

In early July, the plant's leadership went to meet the leadership of our Omsk Spotting Club, and an they
organized a photoshoot for us. MI-8 meets us on a pedestal near the plant entrance checkpoint.

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