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MAKS 2007

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So I have a huge number of photos from this years visit to MAKS...

They've already been posted on ARC... Anyone still wants to see them posted here?

Here's a teaser pic:

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Tuesday was the opening day for this year's MAKS. Due to the fact Russian president Putin opened the salon, security measures were extremely tight and lots of us missed the first part of the show and had to watch it from the queue lines, including Ilyushin formation, Tupolev formation along with MiG-29K and OVT escort, Su-34 demo,...

Also the first day the lightning was very bad because of humid atmosphere and burning earth a few kilometers away from the airfield, which produced a brownish tint to the skies... Conditions that proved bad for the photographers... also due to the opening day, there was not a lot of flying display....

However here are some pics from the first day:

Strizhi and Russian Knights performed together - a magnificent view and excellent alltogether display...

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A scene for Sci-Fi fans 2 decades ago, reality today

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Pantsir M1 - you don't wanna be on the receiving end of this beast

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Impressive array of weapons underneath the wing of Su-30MK demonstrator

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Russia's new missiles

New "uber"-long range AA missile

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New anti-ship missile Novator 3M-54AE

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Su-33 or better said T-10K5 - one of the Su-33 preproduction examples

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The finest interceptor in the world - MiG-31M

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The new improved Su-27SM

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Mean looks of Ka-50

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Mi-24's new gadgets

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The white swan of Russia's AF

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I've got more from Thrusday and Friday if you want - and they're better and more active :D

Oh yes please! :analintruder:

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as I promised here are the pics from Thursday MAKS programme

Thursday 23.8.2007

Programme was opened by Sukhoi Chief Test Pilot, Hero of Russian Federation, Anatoliy Kvochur in his Su-30LL

Connection with Rosoboronexport is only coincidence :D

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Tailslide

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Nice dynamic performace by this elderly Mi-2

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And again time for some roaring sound; this time a production Su-34 'Fullback'

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Airliners lovers also had something to see

Antonov An-148

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and

Tupolev Tu-334

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And for all helo lovers

Mil formation! (3xMi-28N, 1xMi-35, 1xMi-38)

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Pair of Mi-28s in steep climb

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and in turn

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some more

Spacing due forum pic limitation...

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and solo

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Mi-35 also showed her teeth

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As well as transport Mi-38

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Of course what would be MAKS without Russian Knights?

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Kamov Ka-52 Aligator with asymmetric weapon load

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And again a nice representation of naval new MiG-29K

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F-15 was showing muscles with take-off

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But was soon shut-up with OVT performance

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Parade with light Il-103

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And joint greetings to the public

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And for the end 3D TVC Su-30MKM

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in weird manouevers

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and with ultra-light landing

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So is MAKS the Russian equivalent of Farnborough and RIAT?

Yes and no. It's the equivilant of Farnborough as they're both trade shows but RIAT is just an airshow, even though there is a growing trade element growing year to year.

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Very impressive shots - especially the formation with the Mig-29s & Su-27s, flying 2 different aircraft in such tight formation manuevers is a real compliment to the pilots skills.

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The finest interceptor in the world - MiG-31M

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More than a few folks around the globe would argue that, me thinks starting with the Sukhoi bureau :whistle:. An excellent series of photos BTW, more if ya gott'em please

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