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Studying Russian Airbases with Google Earth

Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:24 am

A great shot appeared recently on a.net:

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So I googled where this is coming from :

https://www.google.nl/maps/search/Tver/ ... a=!3m1!1e3

Some interesting aircraft. Many Ill- 76s, a few Antonov Anteus, An-12's I guess. Some abandonned aircraft.
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Re: Studying Russian Airbases with Google Earth

Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:19 pm

Interesting airbase.
 
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Re: Studying Russian Airbases with Google Earth

Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:15 pm

on the east site there are some Kamov helicopters next to a lonely A-124.

South west seems to be the part out area

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia-Air-Force/Antonov-An-22-Antei/1284953

Some local pictures from close to the base :) https://mapcarta.com/13388494/Gallery/35308260714

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Re: Studying Russian Airbases with Google Earth

Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:51 pm

https://screenshots.firefox.com/aIdfUbUC6hVcYdbP/www.flightradar24.com
A floating airbase up in Murmansk area Admiral Kuznetsov..... and some subs among other things
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Re: Studying Russian Airbases with Google Earth

Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:54 pm

Engels Air Base

Tu-160 base with a 11,500 ft runway

51°28'52.00"N 46°12'38.00"E
 
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Re: Studying Russian Airbases with Google Earth

Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:15 pm

SAS A340 wrote:
https://screenshots.firefox.com/aIdfUbUC6hVcYdbP/www.flightradar24.com
A floating airbase up in Murmansk area Admiral Kuznetsov..... and some subs among other things
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Re: Studying Russian Airbases with Google Earth

Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:43 pm

Tver is a very interesting base. When we visited in 2009, we were only allowed on the NE ramp to photograph the few planes that had been arranged for us. The more interesting areas were very much off limits. We were just about to leave when the base commander told us we could stay for another ten minutes. We were wondering why when we heard it - an An-22 flew directly overhead then made a long, lazy turn for the runway. That was the most amazing aviation related thing I've ever seen and heard.

Some of the older GE images of the base show a lot more planes than today. Many look as though they were wfu/stored/abandoned and I suspect a lot have (sadly) now been chopped.


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