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Taylortony
06-25-2006, 06:17 AM
I could rotate these every now and then if you want to see more, thought I would start with some of the Russian Exotica that shares ramp space with me and visits here as well....

I hope you enjoy a little glimpse at the stuff I see everyday so here goes ........ ENJOY

Perhaps the Rarest of them all these days the AN22

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/AN22_Rolling.jpg

Ruslan

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/AN_Baby.jpg

AN126K

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/russian_aa_small.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Russian_small.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Russian_3.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Rotate.jpg

Myra

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Ant_1s.jpg

IL76

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Ruskie_EMA.jpg


The Queen of the Skies BAR None

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/VC10_105_EMA.jpg

A340

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Virgin.jpg

And showing that having a Camera there can catch a moment that many will never see... this was an ad hoc spur of the moment flyby that as far as I know has never been repeated.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/A340__Spitfire_Formation_front.jpg
Finally for Now,

If you see this coming over the hill you are in Deep Sh*t

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Air_Ambulance_small.jpg

HotelBushranger
06-25-2006, 07:57 AM
Very nice mate...you are a lucky bastage to have such a beat job http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MadRuski
06-25-2006, 08:09 AM
is it me?...or do the russian planes have a beautiful design

woofiedog
06-25-2006, 08:09 AM
I've enjoyed these photo's and the many others you have posted on the forum... Very Nice work.

Thank's

BrewsterPilot
06-25-2006, 08:14 AM
Oh please! I demand you to stop posting pics like these. If you continue I'll grow so jealous I'll, I'll, I'll [insert something here]! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Zeus-cat
06-25-2006, 08:51 AM
is it me?...or do the russian planes have a beautiful design

I think its you. I don't think the Antonov planes are beautiful at all, impressive as heII, but not beautiful.

Rebel_Yell_21
06-25-2006, 09:34 AM
Agreed.

Antonov aircraft only look good through a gunsight.

tigertalon
06-25-2006, 10:13 AM
Very nice expositions tt, ty for sharing!

(http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif it's IL76, not AN)

LStarosta
06-25-2006, 10:33 AM
Why do they all have glass noses?

MEGILE
06-25-2006, 11:04 AM
Military designs I suspect Starosta.

Taylortony
06-25-2006, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by Megile:
Military designs I suspect Starosta.

Indeed this is correct, I believe the position is used by the navigator, but if you look at this image you will see the redundant rear gunners turret position that they no longer use...... The windows are painted out, but I have highlighted them in the close up so you can see them. It's a pity they didn't convert it into a toilet, imagine the view sitting on the trap lol..........

Most Russian stuff from the cold war was dual purpose.

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/turret.jpg

MaxMhz
06-25-2006, 11:35 AM
Great pictures Tony - Thanks a bunch m8!

Siwarrior
06-25-2006, 09:38 PM
cheers mate for posting those pics http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

never seen such *impressive* aircraft before http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif :

cam1936
06-26-2006, 12:03 AM
I think that An-225 Mriya is beautiful as well as impressive, largest plane in the world is it not.

actionhank1786
06-26-2006, 12:21 AM
I don't care what anyone says, the Ruslan is a beautiful bird.

HotelBushranger
06-26-2006, 03:50 AM
Yup, they're just jealous cos their planes look like junk http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif I fail to find one large US or British jet figher/bomber or transport appealing.

I've been in an Il-76, they're beaut, and yeah the glass bits were for the bombardier up front IIRC (for the Ilyushin at least). The Mriya is very stunning, very beautiful.

HayateAce
06-26-2006, 08:12 AM
Nice picts, stinking ugly aeroplanes (cept for the VA jetliner and its escort).

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

stathem
06-26-2006, 08:24 AM
I live on the flightpath into Ringway and I remember seeing one those huge Antonovs come in once...we get blase about the one a minute passenger jets coming in but that thing stopped virtually everybody on the Supermarket car park I was in.

Anyway, I have a question about those flippy up wingtips. Have they been retro-fitted on most airliners? I'd never really noticed them in the past but they seem to be on everything now, not just the brand new stuff. Or is it just my imagination?

LStarosta
06-26-2006, 09:29 AM
I like those airplanes. The bombsight in the nose would aid with proper fecal release, I would say.

Capt.England
06-27-2006, 02:26 PM
Can I have a job please? I work on ADTS (Air Data Test Sets) just down the road from East Mids. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I thought the AN-22 was grounded due to a bad accident rate? Please yet us know if one is coming over here sometime soon!

justflyin
06-27-2006, 03:35 PM
Very cool photos, Taylortony. Thanks for posting.

Interesting that, what I believe are the Russian designs above, use a design that puts the wing over the fue****e, as opposed to under it, as in many commercial planes.

Is there any particular reason/advantage for that?

SPLASH_1
06-27-2006, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by justflyin:
Very cool photos, Taylortony. Thanks for posting.

Interesting that, what I believe are the Russian designs above, use a design that puts the wing over the fue****e, as opposed to under it, as in many commercial planes.

Is there any particular reason/advantage for that?

The Russian types are transport a/c and you get a bigger and more open cargo area by putting the main spar on top of the fuselage, also the rear ramp can be as low to the ground as possible for vehicle loading

also build low wing airliners
http://photos.airliners.net/photos/photos/4/9/8/0190894.jpg

strewth
06-27-2006, 08:21 PM
Yep, those Ruskies make some pretty cool stuff. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Hope Ruskie isn't a naughty word here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif Cause it is meant with respect http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

How many of you know about this beauty.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/strewth/IL2FBPF/slun.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/strewth/IL2FBPF/lun_1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/strewth/IL2FBPF/lun01.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/strewth/IL2FBPF/lun_2.jpg

justflyin
06-28-2006, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by SPLASH_1:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by justflyin:
Very cool photos, Taylortony. Thanks for posting.

Interesting that, what I believe are the Russian designs above, use a design that puts the wing over the fue****e, as opposed to under it, as in many commercial planes.

Is there any particular reason/advantage for that?

The Russian types are transport a/c and you get a bigger and more open cargo area by putting the main spar on top of the fuselage, also the rear ramp can be as low to the ground as possible for vehicle loading

also build low wing airliners
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the info, SPLASH. That makes sense about the cargo loading. I was also curious about the possible aerodynamic advantages, if any. That was my main reason for asking. Just FYI to give a little insight as to what I was thinking. Thanks again.

Holy cow, strewth! Does that monstrosity actually fly?!?! I'm suspecting those are nuclear missiles it can launch and looks like something out of the Cold War era. Going to Google and visit the website featured in your pics now. Wow! She sure does look formidable.

msalama
06-28-2006, 08:46 AM
The Ruslan is a beautiful bird.

They all are. Those Soviet birds are my faves bar none when it comes to modern(ish) aviation...

msalama
06-28-2006, 08:49 AM
How many of you know about this beauty.

Ah, the Ekranoplan http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif They're pretty weird...

More info here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekranoplan).

justflyin
06-28-2006, 08:59 AM
Hmm, Ground Effect Vehicle (GEV). I guess similar, but not to be confused with a hydrofoil?

ploughman
06-28-2006, 09:13 AM
Great photos there TT. Those big Antanovs are somthing else. If I'm not mistaken the Myra was origninally constructed to transport the Soviet Buran space shuttle, hence the shoulder pylons over the wings etc.

I did once read that almost all Soviet transport aircraft were built with a view to rapid conversion to auxillary bombers in time of war. Hence the defensive postions built into the design and glazed noses for bombardiers...just in case.

It seem HotelBusranger doesn't agree with us when it comes to the VC-10 TT, a mother beautiful plane. Funnily enough I saw one wazzing around quite low today, must've been playing with the C-130s at Lyheham.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/vc10-1.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/vc10.jpg

VF-51-Dart
06-28-2006, 09:29 AM
Very nice pics Tony. Keep em coming. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
06-28-2006, 12:14 PM
That Antonov-22 is soooooooooooo cool!

Capt.England
06-28-2006, 12:45 PM
IIRC, The Indian Air Force used some of their AN-26 transports as bombers in the 1971 war with Pakistan. They opened the cargo door in flight and push out the bombs!

Makes a nice cheap bomber so I've heard. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

LStarosta
06-28-2006, 12:49 PM
Those MiG-28s look dangerous.

Capt.England
06-28-2006, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
Those MiG-28s look dangerous.

You been watching Top-Gun again? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

ploughman
06-28-2006, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by Capt.England:
IIRC, The Indian Air Force used some of their AN-26 transports as bombers in the 1971 war with Pakistan. They opened the cargo door in flight and push out the bombs!

Makes a nice cheap bomber so I've heard. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

I recollect the Argentines doing something similar with a C-130 against a UK super-tanker in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.

Taylortony
06-28-2006, 01:46 PM
As promised a little Update, you may have seen 2 of these, I am not sure, but this time I am trying to show some of the diversity of Movements as well as some home based Aircraft

DC SIX

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/SIX.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/DC6_EMA.jpg

JCB's Gulfstream 550.... Recently used to demolish their oil store lol, don't know why they didn't just use one of their diggers...

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/JCB_Jet.jpg

JCB's S76.... one of two

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Departure.jpg

Boeing 737 800 series with C152

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/152_737.jpg

Visitors to the Paintshop

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/CH_53_EGNX__Paint.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Gulf.jpg

Hawker...grrr sorry HS 125 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif 800 series

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Hawker_800.jpg

These are all over the place http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/russian.jpg

And finally for this update how could I forget

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Spit_Depart.jpg

More to follow if you so desire and are not bored of them yet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Taylortony
06-28-2006, 03:51 PM
The Antonov-22 and Myra Seems to have impressed several of you so here goes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Enjoy

She (AN-22) was designed originally to carry ICBMs on her roof, indeed she can carry more weight externally than internally http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Ant_2s.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Ant_1s.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Ant5.s.jpg


http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Myra.jpg


http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/departing.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/rear.jpg

http://mysite.orange.co.uk/aircraftphoto/Take_off_filtered.jpg


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ploughman
06-29-2006, 05:48 AM
Here's the dope on the Myra.

"ANTONOV AN-225 MRIYA ("COSSACK")

Even as the An-124 was going into service, the Antonov bureau was working on a specialized derivative to carry outsize cargos, usually externally. The primary loads were intended to be elements of the Soviet "Energia" heavy-lift space booster series, including the "Buran" manned space shuttle.

The result, the "An-225 Mriya (Dream)" performed its first flight in 1988, and appeared at the Paris Air Show in 1989 with a Buran shuttle on its back. The An-225 was clearly a derivative of the An-124, with fore and aft fuselage plugs to extend length, and wing inserts to extend span and allow carriage of two more Lotarev D-18T turbofans, for a total of six engines.

The number of main landing gear assemblies was increased from five per side to seven to handle the increased takeoff weight. A set of standoffs were fitted to the back for external cargo carriage, with the standoffs covered by fairings when not in use, and the conventional tail assembly of the An-124 was changed to a twin-fin assembly to ensure controllability when a large cargo was mounted on the back. The rear loading ramp was deleted to reduce weight.

The An-225 can lift cargoes with a weight of up to 250 tonnes (275 tons). As it was not intended for any tactical role, it was not designed for short-field operation, and has a takeoff length of 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) with maximum payload.

ANTONOV AN-225 MRIYA ("COSSACK"):
_____________________ _________________ _______________________

spec metric english
_____________________ _________________ _______________________

wingspan 88.4 meters 290 feet
length 84 meters 275 feet 7 inches
height 18.2 meters 59 feet 9 inches

empty weight 175,000 kilograms 385,800 pounds
max takeoff weight 600,000 kilograms 1,322,275 pounds

max speed at altitude 850 KPH 530 MPH / 460 KT
cruising altitude 10,000 meters 33,000 feet
range, max payload 4,500 kilometers 2,795 MI / 2,430 NMI
range, max fuel 15,400 kilometers 9,570 MI / 8,310 NMI
_____________________ _________________ _______________________


The An-225 is the world's biggest aircraft by far. As it is a specialized machine, it is unlikely that there would have been reason to build it in large numbers in the best of circumstances. Given that the introduction of the big cargolifter coincided with the last days of the Soviet Union, it is not surprising that only two were built, and it is unclear if the second was ever brought up to flight status.

However, as the An-124 has proven profitable in the commercial heavy-lift market, the An-225 is now being offered for the same work. The Antonov bureau has refurbished one of the An-225s for commercial operations, including transport of bulky cargoes and possibly air launch of space boosters.

The update program involves the addition of modern navigation and communication avionics, a collision avoidance system, and modifications to reduce the noise signature of the aircraft. First flight of the modified An-225 was on 7 May 2001. If the An-225 proves commercially successful, Antonov may update the other An-225 as well."

One of a kind? Did the other one go into service too TT?

What a plane. East Midlands is pretty well placed for alot of logistics, is that why you get these Behemoths visiting or does every airport occaisionally get visits by these things?

Taylortony
06-29-2006, 09:01 AM
I dont know if the other one went into service, this was a bit of a one off flight, a major clothing warhouse for the UK near Leicester burnt down prior to Christmas destroying all of the stock, the insurance company hired the AN225 as it was the only thing capable of carrying the loads required and it transported a complete large warehouses stock to the UK in one lift, it was then filled with shoe boxes of toys and gifts from the Children of the UK to the Children of the Ukraine and uplifted it back to its home base for Christmas where it was due to stay for the Holidays...

The smaller Russian stuff I have posted in the first set of pictures are based here, and you get a lot of the smaller stuff into the place all the time, The Ruslan is a very common sight here, it is used for amongst other things to carry the Engines from Rolls Royce out to the Airbus production line etc at about 50,000 per Engine......... you often can have up to 3 of them sitting on the Ramp at DHL, the main DHL hub for the UK is based here........

we are one of the few Airports that are 24 hours a day, indeed its busier here at night than during the day..... at least the have retired the BAC 1-11 that could have been renamed the BAC 4-36 as that was about the time of the morning it used to wake up the population of Donington....myself included, double glazing or no double glazing........

The AN-22 was an extra special one as it too I believe is a one off flyer, it had come from Affrica to here but was delayed as one of the crew Died in Africa http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I believe it was the first of only 2 visits to the UK.

Blanche2005
06-29-2006, 10:43 AM
Those are really cool pics dude http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Do you work air traffic at Stanstead or something? I was an ops bod at Kinloss (and Leuchars) a wee while back. Worked RIAT a few times as a volunteer , which was a gas because i could walk up and down the flightline and display to my hearts content, snapping away nice sunset pics without a single onlooking soul to tarnish them.

Arf, loads of stories to tell... like when the B2 did an unscheduled landing while i was holding at the runway threshold in a minibus full of Su27 pilots http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Their cameras took pics i really should have confiscated!!

Nice forum you guys have got here. See you in the mess http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Taylortony
06-29-2006, 02:17 PM
Nope I am an Engineer at East Mids, but EX RAF too.... Odiham, Bruggen, Brize Norton, Visited Lossie A few times, Kinloss a couple too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif far to cold and Isolated http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Capt.England
06-29-2006, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
I dont know if the other one went into service, this was a bit of a one off flight, a major clothing warhouse for the UK near Leicester burnt down prior to Christmas destroying all of the stock, the insurance company hired the AN225 as it was the only thing capable of carrying the loads required and it transported a complete large warehouses stock to the UK in one lift, it was then filled with shoe boxes of toys and gifts from the Children of the UK to the Children of the Ukraine and uplifted it back to its home base for Christmas where it was due to stay for the Holidays...

The smaller Russian stuff I have posted in the first set of pictures are based here, and you get a lot of the smaller stuff into the place all the time, The Ruslan is a very common sight here, it is used for amongst other things to carry the Engines from Rolls Royce out to the Airbus production line etc at about 50,000 per Engine......... you often can have up to 3 of them sitting on the Ramp at DHL, the main DHL hub for the UK is based here........

we are one of the few Airports that are 24 hours a day, indeed its busier here at night than during the day..... at least the have retired the BAC 1-11 that could have been renamed the BAC 4-36 as that was about the time of the morning it used to wake up the population of Donington....myself included, double glazing or no double glazing........

The AN-22 was an extra special one as it too I believe is a one off flyer, it had come from Affrica to here but was delayed as one of the crew Died in Africa http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I believe it was the first of only 2 visits to the UK.

It looks like I have to edit some of my FS9 flight plans to include Russkie planes at East Mids. Thanks for the photos and info mate and please show us more in the future. Once the car is back on the road I will have to pay a visit to the aeropark with my camcorder. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Taylortony
06-29-2006, 04:03 PM
Just dont come this weekend...... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Its superbikes at the track and the roads are clogged for miles around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Bo_Nidle
06-29-2006, 04:10 PM
Nice pics mate. Especially the Pavelow-my personal favourite helo.

When were you at Bruggen? I was there 83-85 (short toured, I left the mob in 86).

Badsight-
06-29-2006, 05:10 PM
TaylorTony , whats the plane you have captioned "The Queen of the Skies BAR None"

excuse my jetliner ignorance please . . .

Taylortony
06-29-2006, 05:16 PM
The Queen of the Skies was the Vickers VC 10

Bo I was at Bruggen about the same time if not a little earlier, I was on the last of the Jag Squadrons 20 Sqn (last 3 serving members) Squadron disbanded when we were on QRA, then 14 Sqn and a couple of months on 431 MU as 14 Sqn went too.......... The might Torn******* was coming online at Bruggen at the time and everything was being renamed...... NAAFI renamed some of the rooms the Tornado Room etc Nothing like rubbing in your poor luck at getting posted onto a Tornado Squadron huh..... Piles of Junk

ploughman
06-30-2006, 05:29 AM
I heard the crews called them Tonkas, and not because they were hard to break.

Bo_Nidle
07-01-2006, 12:32 PM
AAh! The QRA... I was one of the silly sods sitting in the perimeter fence boxes thinking "WTF am I doing here?!!!"

We would have been there at the same time as the change to Tornadoes occured while I was there too.

Small world!

Taylortony
07-01-2006, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by Bo_Nidle:
AAh! The QRA... I was one of the silly sods sitting in the perimeter fence boxes thinking "WTF am I doing here?!!!

Small world!

I used to think the same thing about you all too..

On 20 sqdn we used to stand beside the HAS next to the fence and throw stones at the motion sensors to get you all running around like silly Buggers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

You in my block then? I was the last 20 Sqdn person in the block when you moved in...... or where you in the one that burn't down?

Just treated myself on line in a drunken stupor (the only way to shop online) to a Canon 350D Digital SLR 8 Mega Pixels along with a Canon 70-300mm... Canon 28-105mm and a Canon EFS 18-55mm

so might be able to get some decent aerial shots http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ploughman
07-01-2006, 02:29 PM
Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooo TT. Zoooom.