Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby sovietjet on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 4:14 am

In 2011 and 2012 I went to Russia with a goal to get some active Foxbats. While the photos are technically not up to date, I only recently started visiting this site so I have not really posted many photos here yet. Su-24s were plentiful, Foxbats not so much however I am happy with what I got alongside them.

At the entrance one finds a neat sign and a Su-24 monument

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But, the main reason I went here - MiG-25s!

1) MiG-25RBF

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2) Cockpit of same aircraft

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4) MiG-25RU

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5) Cockpit of MiG-25RU

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6) Second cockpit

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8) 2 Foxbats

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9) Of course, once I finally heard the roar of the mighty Tumansky turbojets I was very happy. In flight:

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10) More

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14) MiG-25RBT

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15) Unfortunately the approach got switched right before these two landed and I had no time to go around. But I got them on the roll out. Unfortunately they did not fly again while I was there. MiG-25RBF with the huge drop tank:

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16) MiG-25PU

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17) MiG-25PU

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18) MiG-25PU

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19) MiG-25PU

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20) Cockpit of MiG-25PU

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21) Second cockpit

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Onto the many Su-24s:

22) Su-24

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23) Su-24

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29) Su-24s

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30) Su-24

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31) Su-24

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32) Formation

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33) Takeoff

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34) Su-24 twilight landing

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35) Sunset

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36) After sunset

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48) Full swept wings

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52) This one named "Aleksey Luzgin"

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54) This one named "Peter Peresumkin"

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And the newest addition to the airbase, the Su-34s

63) Su-34

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64) Landing before dark

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65) Before he landed he decided to do a little bit of this:

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66) Blue

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67) Black

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75) Su-34 cockpit

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The base also hosts some An-30s:

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Also based here are some Mi-8s flown by the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs) recognized by the white stripe.

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There was other activity too, sometimes there are a lot of visitors:

85) MiG-31 guest

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90) MiG-29SMT guest

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91) Su-27 guest

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93) Mi-8 guest (and armed)

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94) Another Mi-8

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95) Tu-134 guest

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96) An-72 guest

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Some An-12 guests:

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And a lot of An-26:

100) An-26RTR

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Located on base is a technical school which has a lot of aircraft of all types. A small selection:

108) MiG-31

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109) Su-24

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110) Su-27

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111) Il-76

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112) Tu-22M3 (the cockpit of it)

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113) Tu-95 (the cockpit of it)

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Hope you enjoy the photos and sorry for the huge post. :smile:
Ivan Voukadinov
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby Jetnoise on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 6:45 am

Do not say "sorry" Ivan - absolutely brilliant set of images!

Cheers,
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby Agg on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 8:11 am

What a fantastic set, the MiG-25 is on my aviation bucketlist as well, I guess I'll have to start doing somehting about that soon...

Also I thought the cockpit of the Su-34 was a bit more "high tech" than it actually is. Did'nt they just enter service last year?
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby Cimmerian on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 8:44 am

Wonderful set of pictures. Thank you. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby Ledhead27 on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 9:27 am

What a great set of images, thoroughly enjoyed looking through them
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby alizam on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 9:35 am

how on earth did you manage to get inside that base! very nice images sir! thanks for posting :)
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby redskin301 on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 9:40 am

Some excellent shots from the most beautiful country in the world!
I remember my visits to Russia in 2012 and 2013. You made some nice
angles, no 34 and 35 are my winners in your series.
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby sylvancatharsis on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 9:58 am

Spectacular set, nice to see the Russian Air Force An-26s getting some love, so easily overshadowed by those other magnificent beasts!
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby tommo999 on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 11:15 am

Wonderful post - thoroughly enjoyed viewing it. The Foxbats are epic - an engine with an aircraft on it...

Also the Su-34 cockpit looks ancient for the age of the aircraft...? Not liking their luminous turquoise either! :sick:
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby strangelookingalien on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 1:15 pm

Absolutely amazing. One of the best posts i've ever seen on this website.

Already asked but I must know - how did you get an opportunity to take shots like these?
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby rdchawk on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 1:17 pm

Cracking stuff!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby sovietjet on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 1:47 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments! The base hosted an open day so getting in was no problem.

Agg wrote:What a fantastic set, the MiG-25 is on my aviation bucketlist as well, I guess I'll have to start doing somehting about that soon...


Unfortunately Russia is no longer possible. I'm afraid in order to get the beast you will need to travel to much more unfriendly destinations (Algeria, Syria, Azerbaijan) assuming they even fly there anymore. Personally, I wouldn't go to any of them :lol: .

tommo999 wrote:Also the Su-34 cockpit looks ancient for the age of the aircraft...? Not liking their luminous turquoise either! :sick:


Actually this particular one was number "46" - a pre-production model which is at least 10 years old. It was on static display at MAKS 2003.
Ivan Voukadinov
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby shaggy101 on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 2:08 pm

Wow :biggrin: Way to many to pick a favourite out of that lot.

Nice work :worship:
Dan,
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby Macc on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 5:19 pm

I literally do not know where to begin complimenting. Incredible selection, technically and creatively empowering and with great lighting on fantastic subjects. :clap:
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby Russ on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 5:19 pm

Fabulous. Thanks for sharing. :clap: :cool:
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby PhilS on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 6:30 pm

Fantastic set. Can't pick a favourite.

How do we get a base visit? :smile:

Please post some more.
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby urkles on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 6:38 pm

Simply fantastic, awesome phots of awesome aircraft , thanks for posting such an interesting post.
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby wellingflyer on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 7:05 pm

Great set of photos :clap:
I didn't know the UK TV Licence helped pay for the Russian Air Force :grin:
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby MKR on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 7:09 pm

Excellent post :clap: :clap: .those MiG 25's are :drool: .
Thanks for posting .
Mike
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby Tim Laurence on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 7:16 pm

Absolutely fantastic set. So many interesting machines at work and nice to see the base so busy and active. Image 54 is my favourite. In image 89, I am surprised to see how well kept and modern looking the inside of the MiG-31 is.

Thanks for sharing.

Tim
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby MarkL on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 7:22 pm

Fcuk me !
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby Niallxg on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 7:45 pm

Speechless. :shock:

Brilliant set.

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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby Worldnis on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 8:48 pm

If this is the norm for a huge post, i'll gladly accept one every day.
Thanks Ivan for a beautiful set.
Prepare for the next mission, Darling.
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby mw232 on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 9:52 pm

Good god...AMAZING :clap:

Cheers
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Re: Russia - Voronezh airbase (HUGE post)

Postby foxfour on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 11:04 pm

An epic set if ever I saw one. Lots of green eyed monsters here wising they could see some of that action.
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