MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby sln on Mon 22 Aug 2011, 10:21 pm

I skipped RIAT this year, to go to Russia for MAKS, and what a show it was. Attended MAKS on the Thursday in perfect weather, Friday was spend at the Monino aviation museum and then back to MAKS on the Saturday in really bad weather - you can't always win :smile:
Unfortunately I missed the SU-34 display on the Thursday, as I thought the flying was from 14 to 17 (as it was stated on their website), but it was actually from 10 to 18, so I was going around static when come out of no where(didn't take off at Zhukovsky, but was coming from Kubinka), and started displaying.

It was a mix of both airliners, fast jets and choppers:

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Hope you like them, and feedback are more than welcome - thanks,
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 22 Aug 2011, 10:33 pm

Cor! THAT is an airshow! :shock: :drool:
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby Kieran on Mon 22 Aug 2011, 10:35 pm

Absolutely stunning, all of them! :clap: Someone please tell me why I decided to give this show a miss?!
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby CH2 on Mon 22 Aug 2011, 11:17 pm

Jesus these are excellent, probably the best posting of Russian kit I have seen on UKAR :topbombing:
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby ATrs.jules on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 7:43 am

Fantastic! ....nearly as good as RIAT :whistle: .......i`ll get my coat.



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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby chrisward123 on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 10:37 am

Wow! Absolutely brilliant pictures!
Only if I had to the money to travel there or RIAT had the money to get these aircraft in!
Can't pick a best one, POTW!

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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby Stu on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 10:40 am

What a fantastic set thanks for posting them up love the last shot :clap: :clap:
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby triple_ace on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 10:49 am

Cracking set Sir. :clap:

I watched quite a bit of the show on the link posted and very impressed I was too. :drool:

I am sure there will be more cracking images to follow......
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby Mr Flibble on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:31 am

Stunners all of them!
Really like the T-50 shots, the Mi-26 with the Mi-28 behind and the A-380 closeup.
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby RichPittman on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:37 am

Brilliant set


As for the best ever shots from Russia.
I can remember similar from MAKS 2009 posted on here :rock:
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby bigfatron on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:44 am

Take whatever you paid to go to that, double it and it would still have been worth it. Breathtaking stuff.
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby st24 on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:53 am

Kieran wrote: Someone please tell me why I decided to give this show a miss?!


You told me because you had enjoyed RIAT and Rougham so much.. :wink:
Great shots - presumably far side on an organised tour??? Bizarre that the Russian knights have got false canopies painted underneath them :confused: Loved their 4 ship formation high alpha.. :clap:
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby AMB on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 3:52 pm

st24 wrote:
Bizarre that the Russian knights have got false canopies painted underneath them :confused: Loved their 4 ship formation high alpha.. :clap:


The Russian Knights and the Swifts are reported to have disbanded. I would guess that if these are former Russian Knights aircraft, they are being returned to a normal combat role, which might include painting false canopies underneath ( a-la-A10)
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby DamienB on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 4:08 pm

Is nice! Great success!
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby PChaplin on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 4:18 pm

This show looks like fun! :smile: Love the A380 shot
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby st24 on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 4:41 pm

AMB wrote:
st24 wrote:
Bizarre that the Russian knights have got false canopies painted underneath them :confused: Loved their 4 ship formation high alpha.. :clap:


The Russian Knights and the Swifts are reported to have disbanded. I would guess that if these are former Russian Knights aircraft, they are being returned to a normal combat role, which might include painting false canopies underneath ( a-la-A10)


Thats what I thought but the 4 ship display was a very accomplished aerobatic routine with mucho flares, cobras and tail slides as well as the very nice box 4 high alpha... :confused:
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby Flankerman on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 8:42 pm

They aren't Russian Knights - they are a four-ship display team from the 4th Krasnoznamionnyi ordena Lenina Tsentr Boyevogo Primeneniya i Pereuchivaniya Lyotnogo Sostave imeni V.P Chkalova ( in English - the 4th Centre for Combat Application and Training of Aircrew awarded with Red Banner and Lenin Order and named after V.P. Chkalov) - the abbreviation of 4th TsBPiPLS is a bit less of a mouthful!.

They are based at Lipetsk and teach combat maneouvres so the routine reflects that.

Here they are at Lipetsk in 2005......

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The Russian Knights and Swifts were also at MAKS.

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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby jimbob1194 on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 9:52 pm

st24 wrote:
Kieran wrote: Someone please tell me why I decided to give this show a miss?!


You told me because you had enjoyed RIAT and Rougham so much.. :wink:
Great shots - presumably far side on an organised tour??? Bizarre that the Russian knights have got false canopies painted underneath them :confused: Loved their 4 ship formation high alpha.. :clap:


Nothing comes close to Mark Miller's Rapide at Rougham! :wink:

Terrific set! :drool:

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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby st24 on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 11:44 am

Flankerman wrote:They aren't Russian Knights - they are a four-ship display team from the 4th Krasnoznamionnyi ordena Lenina Tsentr Boyevogo Primeneniya i Pereuchivaniya Lyotnogo Sostave imeni V.P Chkalova ( in English - the 4th Centre for Combat Application and Training of Aircrew awarded with Red Banner and Lenin Order and named after V.P. Chkalov) - the abbreviation of 4th TsBPiPLS is a bit less of a mouthful!.

They are based at Lipetsk and teach combat maneouvres so the routine reflects that.

Here they are at Lipetsk in 2005......

Ken


Interesting, thanks - but they're definitely ex 'Knights birds though surely?

Flankerman wrote:The Russian Knights and Swifts were also at MAKS.Ken


Now thats just confusing, given whats been said elsewhere about them disbanding.. :question:
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby sln on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 11:58 am

Thanks for all the comments, I really appreciates them.

I was with an arranged tour, but getting to the other side of the runway wasn't part of the tour though.

The 4-ship are the Russian Falcons, unfortunately the Russian Knights and Swift didn't perform on the Thursday, but they displayed on the Saturday, in cloudy and rainy weather though. I have some pictures of them, but very dark, dull and grey :sad:

I have also heard the rumors about the Russian Knights and Swift, and it was one of the reasons I went to MAKS. But as far as I'm aware, it's not going to happen: http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/06/10/51555453.html

Just a couple more pictures from the show:
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And as said, some pictures of the Russian Knights:
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Thanks,
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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby Flankerman on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 8:43 pm

st24 wrote:Interesting, thanks - but they're definitely ex 'Knights birds though surely?


Nope, they are brand-new Flankers.

In fact two of the four-ship are actually new, upgraded Su-27SM's.

The clues are on the leading edge of the slats - small dimples about halfway along - a new RWR antenna.

The other clue is on the underside of the horizontal stabs - the Su-27SM's have strengthening plates at the tips, towards the rear.

This Su-27SM from Lipetsk was in the static at MAKS 2009..... note also the offset IRST in front of the windscreen on the SM

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Re: MAKS 2011 - Жуковский

Postby Nivvy on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:34 pm

wow thanks for sharing such a great set
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