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Graveyard of Soviet Planes....

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by bunk22, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. bunk22

    bunk22 Well-Known Member

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  2. skyhawk340

    skyhawk340 Well-Known Member

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    That looks like an awesome museum. Add that on the bucket list of places to go. I love seeing different aircraft from the past.
     
  3. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    That's both sad and awesome at the same time. I would love to find a way out there to see it in person.
     
  4. WacoFan

    WacoFan What difference, at this point, does it make.

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    There is something kind of cool about Soviet planes. Ugly, but in a weird, brutal way. Cool share.
     
  5. Adler

    Adler How much cheese is too much cheese?

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    Bandit_Driver Gold Member

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    That is definitely on my bucket list as well. I love these boneyards. Only if the planes could talk.
     
  7. Boskru

    Boskru Well-Known Member

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    wow....incredible place!
     
  8. Apophis

    Apophis Resident Iconoclast

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    Awesome photos. They almost look like something out of a horror film. Eerie location with the low overcast and mist, dead trees not to mention the thousands of dead aircraft.

    This would definitely be worth a visit.
     
  9. Vector4Food

    Vector4Food This job would be easier without all the airplanes

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    Man I would have a blast seeing some of those up close
    I wonder if they would let me sit in some old Yak3
     
  10. ///AMG

    ///AMG Well-Known Member

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    They would say "my pilots always said if they drank outside of my view it was cool, but I could smell it on their breath" :)
     
  11. Inverted

    Inverted My captain doesn't have a degree, I'm scared....

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    That's so awesome. What an Erie era...
     
  12. Mark815

    Mark815 Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome! I have such mixed feelings about Russian aircraft. I look at some of them and say, 'what were they thinking!?', but at the same time they're so cool looking.
     
  13. Fencer

    Fencer Experimentalist

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    There are several boneyards through former USSR. The photographer mixed up pictures from two. Poor report but excellent imagery. Some planes in Monino are fully restored some are well preserved. Budget tight like everywhere. There are several new private collections and their aircrafts are in pristine conditions. Not all that bad.
     
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    Pilotforhire587 Lycra Man

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    Those photos were fantastic. If there is one thing I would do if I ever found myself in part of the former USSR it would be find a bone yard like this. The history behind most of these birds is something I know very little about.
     
  15. Fencer

    Fencer Experimentalist

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    A volunteer who worked on preserving aviation history sent me these two pictures about 10 years ago. Working on Tu144.


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    There is a graveyard in Far East that place is totally depressing. Look here.


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  16. SteveC

    SteveC Really? Staff Member

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    Nice photos, cool planes.
     

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