The Mail has arrived!

Photos of operational aircraft from bases, airports and "spotter" outings
ChrisL
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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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Wow just stunning! :clap: But couldn't you have asked to have that scaffolding taken down? :tongue:

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Glorious - truly glorious...

But did that cow produce all that pile of ordure by itself?
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Superb! Lovely machine, lovely markings, lovely colours.

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Super shots thanks for sharing

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

Surely it's ...Moo...

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Mad Dan
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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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Just amazing! :drool: Do you ever get bad weather?! :grin:

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Go Chris - what a set!
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Load of rubbish.......te one with all the scaffolding!!

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

Cheers, Ian

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Now that's a post.. What a beast of a machine.

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What a great post. Thanks for sharing the pictures of that fantaastic machine.
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Superb selection Chris :rock:
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Superb shots, love the engine out shots.

Are they still carrying out water landings?

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Amazing. :clap:

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Excellent stuff of a rare airframe, well done

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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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Great set.....proper aviation photography....no silly 45 degree ramp angles and false colouring.... :rock: :rock:
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Now that's a set and a half Chris! Wonderfully taken and processed as always.

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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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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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No words needed, just :drool: :heyhey: Would just love to see one in the flesh...
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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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Stunning set for a rare bird ! Really beautifull !!! :drool: :drool: :drool:
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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.
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