The Mail has arrived!

The Mail has arrived!

Postby ChrisL on Fri 18 May 2012, 6:11 pm

A selection of Beriev Be-12's, NATO name Mail, shot over the last few years.

Kiev Museum 2008
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Again in 2011 looking a lot better!
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Some derelict frames left at Yevpatoria
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Some of the very last active Be12's caught on the Crim. You will just have to imagine the noise they made...........
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Postby RickIngham on Fri 18 May 2012, 6:14 pm

Wow just stunning! :clap: But couldn't you have asked to have that scaffolding taken down? :tongue:
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Postby Mad Dan on Fri 18 May 2012, 6:22 pm

Glorious - truly glorious...

But did that cow produce all that pile of ordure by itself?
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Postby Macc on Fri 18 May 2012, 6:28 pm

Superb! Lovely machine, lovely markings, lovely colours.
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Postby Paultojo on Fri 18 May 2012, 6:34 pm

Super shots thanks for sharing
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Postby chilts on Fri 18 May 2012, 6:36 pm

You will just have to imagine the noise they made...........

Surely it's ...Moo...

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Postby Mad Dan on Fri 18 May 2012, 6:59 pm

What ho Keith... Moo certainly has the ring of authenticity about it...but it's the methane I'm worried about......
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Postby SamP on Fri 18 May 2012, 7:56 pm

Just amazing! :drool: Do you ever get bad weather?! :grin:
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Postby TonyO on Fri 18 May 2012, 8:01 pm

Go Chris - what a set!
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Postby IanH on Fri 18 May 2012, 8:37 pm

Load of rubbish.......te one with all the scaffolding!!

Priceless set and the light on them...just gorgeous.

Cheers, Ian
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Postby bigcrow on Fri 18 May 2012, 8:45 pm

Now that's a post.. What a beast of a machine.
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Postby Cimmerian on Fri 18 May 2012, 9:01 pm

What a great post. Thanks for sharing the pictures of that fantaastic machine.
Regards, Ken
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Postby RichPittman on Sat 19 May 2012, 6:51 am

Superb selection Chris :rock:
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Postby APG on Sat 19 May 2012, 8:58 am

Superb shots, love the engine out shots.

Are they still carrying out water landings?
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Postby RobS on Sat 19 May 2012, 10:27 am

Amazing. :clap:
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Postby urkles on Sat 19 May 2012, 1:13 pm

Excellent stuff of a rare airframe, well done
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Postby Maisie on Sat 19 May 2012, 2:29 pm

TonyO wrote:Go Chris - what a set!



Agreed! Awesome photos, best I've seen for ages! Would love to see one fly, but my chances are SLIM.. How much longer will they keep going, anyone??
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Postby POD on Sun 20 May 2012, 9:56 pm

Great set.....proper aviation photography....no silly 45 degree ramp angles and false colouring.... :rock: :rock:
Tiger Tiger!
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Postby Mark K on Mon 21 May 2012, 10:11 am

Now that's a set and a half Chris! Wonderfully taken and processed as always.
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Postby Fr8ter on Mon 21 May 2012, 10:35 am

Phenomenal post - for me the best posting this year great to see something different to the'loop' and Heathrow shots. :clap:
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Postby dinovandoorn on Mon 21 May 2012, 10:50 am

Wow real nice hardware ! :clap:
are the flying boats just on a operational day from outside the airfield ?
when and where are these nice pictures taken ?
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Postby st24 on Mon 21 May 2012, 1:03 pm

No words needed, just :drool: :heyhey: Would just love to see one in the flesh...
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Postby Mad Dan on Mon 21 May 2012, 2:13 pm

dinovandoorn asked:
where are these nice pictures taken ?

Here, I think...

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It's a couple of miles south of the town of Saki and there are six Be-12s visible in the image above, plus a couple of An-24/26s and what looks like an An-2... I won't bore you with the helicopters!

As for the rest of your questions, you'll have to let Chris answer them...
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Postby hornet on Mon 21 May 2012, 8:46 pm

Stunning set for a rare bird ! Really beautifull !!! :drool: :drool: :drool:
Just release the breaks and full afterburner on www.lerx.net !
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Postby centaurus18 on Mon 21 May 2012, 8:52 pm

Awesome shots - will have to look on youtube to see if there is any footage of them flying to savour the noise you describe!

Respect to the cow too.
Mark
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