Russian blogger Deletant went to the last day of the MAKS-2017 Russian air show. This would be the last MAKS airshow as they stop doing it. In 2019 they play to have something similar but it won’t be MAKS he says. So take a look what they had to show this time. Thanks to Deletant for his photos.
Those are Russian drones made in Tatarstan.
Most Russian drone.
This year there was a rare possibility to see real IL-2 WW2 plane flying.
Also a fully plastic body AN-2 plane.
Another AN-2 but with one set of wings.
They made it maximum light – even disposed of the second pilot seat.
LII test jets.
Here you could see how the jet engines being tested in real time.
Some funny futuristic jets.
This one looks like a catfish, isn’t it.
Those are new practical jets for pilot school and young air force pilots training.
This is SU-38 failed Soviet farmer crop plane.
Very rare MiG-1.44
Also MiG-AT training jet and MiG-27.
Tu-155 that uses liquefied natural gas.
Rare Soviet BM-T plane.
Looks weird from back.
Also very weird inside, no controls, just two displays.
And this rare machine is called “orinopter”. It mimics birds when flying by wobbling its wing. You can see how it works on video here:
Newest army Ural truck.
Inside it has a hydrostation of Soviet design.
Some very dangerous looking antennas, says Deletant.
Because its a part of newest S-400 anti aircraft complex, here are its missiles in front.
Arctic version of TOR anti aircraft system.
Here is another autogyro, now it’s a drone version that needs no pilot.
This car can swim and fly. It has hooks on a hood to mount a parachute wing, sort of like hang-glider.
Very cute propeller covers.
Russian army-medical heavy load drone called “Yurik”.
Chinese part of exposition was showing their versions of American and Russian airplanes.
Also Chinese anti aircraft machines.
Mobile system that can launch satellites onto low height orbits. Don’t need costly space rocket launches.
Chinese space station.. Very reminds us of some other space station…
A Russian “Superjet” passenger jet engine.
And a new small plane version from Rostekh – Russian govermental funded company.
Another Russian newest passenger jet MS-21
Only part of it for display – a part of the landing gear.
Then the flights started so he went outside from the hangars.
People were preparing seats for themselves.
First helicopters were performing.
Then pair of Yak-130 jets.
Some were leaving colored smoke trace.
This jet showing how flares are being released to fool the enemy heat guided rockets.
SU jet and a weird cloud formation.
More SU jets.
And the most colorful smoke was released from Arabic performing team.
They made flags out colored smoke.
Doing different maneuvers.
This one is called “A Palm tree”.
This one is meeting each other in skies.
This one is called “A Drunk Flight”.
They had very “fat” smoke says Deletant.
All the skies were covered as a result.
Probably Aquafresh sponsored them, says Deletant.
And some more tricks with smoke.
And a best trick – two planes go spiraling around another five flying straight.
Then after Arab team a CP-10 jet was showing his skills.
But people started leaving not hoping to see something else amusing.
Then arrived MIG 26 plane and released a team of skydivers.
And that’s was it.
They started putting covers on all the exhibits.
And here is also a Navy version of MiG-29 that can be stored inside a ship.
Thanks again to Deletant for his photos, his website is below: