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Archive for April, 2009

Yakovlev Yak-3 artwork

Yakovlev Yak-3

A personalised Yakovlev Yak-3 fighter with the name of Anna Selivanova inscribed on it is escorting an Il-2 attack aircraft formation. East Prussia, early 1945. The aircraft was given to the Air Force by Anna Selivanova, a female collective farmer. A. Suraveshkin, a squadron leader with the 431st Fighter Regiment flew it

Tupolev Tu-4T side view

Tupolev Tu-4T

Tupolev Tu-4T “23 Red” (c/n 28061702) of Russian Military Transport Aviation, late 1950s

Tupolev Tu-104LL side view

Tupolev Tu-104LL

CCCP-42454, the Tupolev Tu-104LL avionics testbed operated by NPO Vzlyot, shown here in its LL-2 configuration for testing the Zaslon weapons control system

Tupolev Tu-104A side view

Tupolev Tu-104A

Tupolev Tu-104A “001″, a VIP aircraft used by the top Soviet military leaders (Marshal Rodion Ya. Malinovskiy)

Tupolev Tu-22PD side view

Tupolev Tu-22PD

Tupolev Tu-22PD “41 Red”, 121st Guards Sevastopol Red Banner Heavy Bomber Regiment, Machulischi (Belarus), July 1994. The aircraft looked this way immediately before being ferried to Engels AFB for disposal

Tupolev Tu-22PD side view

Tupolev Tu-22PD

Tupolev Tu-22PD “41 Red”, 121st Guards Sevastopol Red Banner Heavy Bomber Regiment, Machulischi (Belarus), July 1994. The aircraft looked this way immediately before being ferried to Engels AFB for disposal