Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby sovietjet on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 3:10 pm

The second "Army" forum was held earlier this month at Kubinka airbase after the successful inaugural edition last year. I went to this event because it would showcase a good amount of Russian military aircraft, plus the departures day for all the static displays looked to be promising. There were a lot of static displays but due to a variety of reasons they did not all leave on the day after the event. In hindsight, I would have planned to stay an extra day as well since that is when the rest left. Maybe next time :smile: The event ran from September 6-11 but I only attended on September 10-12 with the 12th being the departures day, so technically not part of the event. During the event days, the aircraft took off from Kubinka and made demonstrations over the nearby Alabino range. I didn't go there because even with a 400mm lens they are too far, however they make live fire demonstrations so it is still cool to see. These are the more interesting shots from three total days. Some of these aircraft are not part of the show but they did come and go while I was there so I included them anyway.

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Playing around with the limits of ISO on this one :smile: :smile:

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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby Stagger2 on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8:44 am

Well worth the trip for a set of fine images like these. Thanks for sharing. :clap:
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby Tommy on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 10:03 am

Wow, exceptional stuff, ivan.

Love number 54! :love: :love: :worship:
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby Tobyone1985 on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 1:19 pm

Really excellent set.
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby steved on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 1:43 pm

Fantastic crisp, clear shots. Thanks for posting all of them. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby Keefy041 on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 7:28 pm

Hell of a selection there.
Nice
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby Airwolfhound on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 9:21 pm

Love love love :love: :love: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby Skyflash on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 8:08 am

#26 - is that what happens when you put a MiG-29 on steroids?

Amazing thread with some wonderful machines. :clap:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby GeorgeP on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 8:40 am

It is highly unlikely that I'll ever see any of these aircraft, so thanks for sharing your excellent images. The quality of your images is top shelf. :worship: Nice work!
Cheers,

George

Melbourne, Australia.

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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby strangelookingalien on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 5:17 pm

What event was this? It is a dream of mine to catch a Blackjack in flight so if its a yearly thing I might just have to make the trip.
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby Downes0106 on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 9:09 pm

OMG - Love the TU-154 and the TU-160 head on shots, but lets be honest, the subject matter makes them all excellent. Thanks a million for sharing. :clap:
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby sovietjet on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 4:23 pm

Thanks for all the comments!

Skyflash wrote:#26 - is that what happens when you put a MiG-29 on steroids?


Something like that, although done slightly better than those awful conformal tanks on the new F-16 versions :lol:

strangelookingalien wrote:What event was this? It is a dream of mine to catch a Blackjack in flight so if its a yearly thing I might just have to make the trip.


The event was called "Army 2016". They had one last year for the first time and this year again. I don't know if/when they will have another one. You can keep an eye on it for next summer.
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby gralee on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 10:27 pm

wow , stunning aircraft and excellent photography :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Russian air force - Kubinka - Army 2016

Postby st24 on Tue 27 Sep 2016, 8:40 am

Best set from the event, stunning stuff.
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