23rd October 2020
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Polikarpov U-2 (Po-2) / У-2 (По-2)

by on 29th September 2020 0
Polikarpov Po-2 (c/n 0076), while performing a flying display during the 2016 edition of Aviatická Pout´ air show, Pardubice, May 2016. U-2 / Po-2 is one of the most known aircraft ever made. Introduced in 1929, under the designation U-2 (´U´ stands for учебный – training) it shortly became an icon of Soviet training... Read More

Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 / БИ-1

by on 25th August 2020 0
Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 / БИ-1 (also known as Ближний Истребитель – short range interceptor), prototype of a rocket-powered interceptor from 1940s, exhibited in the Central Air Force Museum in Monino, July 2017. Shortly before the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 and based on the past experiences from the air combat in two... Read More

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 / МиГ-3

by on 18th August 2020 0
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 c/n 3872 (RA-1563G) from Vadim Zadorozhny´s collection, static display during MAKS-2019 (Zhukovsky, Moscow area). MiG-3, the Soviet interceptor fighter from the early 1940s, is among the iconic aircraft of the World War II. Inextricably linked with the years 1941 and 1942 – the time of Axis invasion of the Soviet Union –... Read More

From Chapayev´s hat to intercontinental ballistic missile – the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow

by on 14th August 2020 0
When we talk about Russian military museums, usually Monino and Kubinka are the first that come to mind. And, without a doubt, those two locations are the best known ones, being the ´dream spot´  for every military history enthusiast. However, those two museums are just a tip of the iceberg and there are dozen... Read More

3 Jul 1933

by on 3rd July 2020 0
The first flight of Tupolev ANT-16 The Tupolev ANT-16, also known as TB-4 by its military designation, was a prototype of heavy bomber developer from Tupolev´s earlier bomber design, TB-3. The ANT-16 was built in the very beginning of 1930’s and followed an idea, that – with regards to the bomber aircraft – size,... Read More

Mikoyan Project 1.44 / МиГ 1.44 МФИ

by on 25th February 2020 0
Mikoyan project 1.44 prototype (NATO reporting name ´Flatpack´) at the static exhibition of XIII International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, Zhukovsky airfield, Moscow area. In early 1980s, the United States of America launched an Advanced Tactical Fighter programme, aiming at development of a next-generation air superiority fighter (the programme was concluded by creation of... Read More
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