Aviation Photo #4294397 Tupolev Tu-142MK-E - India - Navy

[ Medium Large ]
54 of 57
Sponsor Message
Sponsor Message
ARK has the longest military runway in Asia for a reason. A regular sortie in A Tu-142 lasts about 10 hours. It's MTOW is twice that of a P-8I. High temperatures year round don't help either. On a good day, A Tu-142 at MTOW cleared the airport by a few meters. This day though was different. It was the final fly-past rehearsal before the decommissioning ceremony, so it had barely any fuel. The aircraft rotated right in front of us after using just half the runway.
[ Medium Large ]
Distinct Views: 10,725
Photo Added: April 08, 2017

Comments (2)

India
1 month ago
I find this shot much better than the night upload, not in terms of quality, but in conveying what the Bear actually is. Love this aircraft. Good shot!
1 month ago
Thanks Atamvir!

Explore Other Great Photos

Photo Albums Containing This Photo

Album
Views
Likes
Photos
Updated
Some of my favourite photos
Singapore
Views 701.9K
Likes 2
Photos 9.7K
Updated 5 hours ago
The best military aircraft pictures on Airliners.net
Romania
Views 572.9K
Likes 0
Photos 7K
Updated 1 hour ago
Views 195.2K
Likes 0
Photos 11K
Updated 4 hours ago
Great Shots
Brazil
Views 11
Likes 0
Photos 41
Updated 6 days ago