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  • Berkut
    Senior Member
    • Nov 2011
    • 2216

    #41
    Would be interesting to see which borts it will be considering S-2, S-3 and S-4 has GLITs markings. Then again that doesn't mean those will fly over to Lipetsk, but might just continue be based in Akhtu.

    I think we will see plenty of pics from Lipetsk soon enough Mack8.
    Last edited by Berkut; 28th December 2012, 12:44.

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    • ink
      ink
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 3575

      #42
      Originally posted by Flanker_man View Post
      I had to make my model as bort 05 - because nowhere in my collection of Russian bort number decals did I have any in the new style to make bort 10......

      Great work, Ken!
      Regards, Ivan

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      • mack8
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Nov 2009
        • 2114

        #43
        Russian MOD to order ( or have ordered? translation is not clear) 20 An-70:
        http://rian.com.ua/economy/20121227/336618701.html

        Speaking of the Su-35S's, my understanding of the news regarding the formal transfer is that they will be transferred to their units in the "near future", which can mean anything from a few days to weeks ( it is unclear if those from Akthubinsk will be relocated as well). Probably there's still some last minute tests and checks to be done.

        Incidentally, have no idea how accurate, but some on russian fora mentioned about the Su-35S's being expected at Dzemgi. (?)
        Last edited by mack8; 28th December 2012, 19:45.
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        • Berkut
          Senior Member
          • Nov 2011
          • 2216

          #44
          All i have heard about in earlier articles is that they will be sent to Lipetsk, which makes sense, kind of like they did with Su-34's.

          PS: Regarding the 20 An-70's, they havent been ordered yet. Nothing is signed.
          Last edited by Berkut; 28th December 2012, 20:26.

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          • TR1
            TR1
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            • Oct 2010
            • 9819

            #45
            http://russianplanes.net/id94143

            Tu-22M3.
            What a looker.
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            • mack8
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              • Nov 2009
              • 2114

              #46
              According to Sukhoi.org, the second lot of 5 Su-34 have been formally handed over to VVS, and will be flown to their bases in the near future.

              http://sukhoi.org/news/company/?id=5039
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              • JSR
                JSR
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Aug 2011
                • 4976

                #47
                http://www.ruaviation.com/news/2012/12/27/1438/
                "Taking into account the development of the whole aircraft family on the basis of Il-76MD-90A (including advanced tanker aircraft), we believe that the order backlog for these jets will reach 1 trillion rubles soon", - Viktor Livanov said.

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                • TR1
                  TR1
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                  • Oct 2010
                  • 9819

                  #48
                  To add on to that:

                  http://www.navy.ru/news/navy/?ELEMENT_ID=133395

                  Il-22 replacement will be on Il-476 basis.
                  However, Izvestia is the source...soo...
                  Curious the Tu-204 is not being sought for this purpose.
                  Last edited by TR1; 29th December 2012, 19:14.
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                  • Freehand
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • May 2012
                    • 986

                    #49
                    New MiG-31?

                    I have never seen the pylon arrangement like this on a MiG-31. Could this be new, or even a new wing? Note the new mirror on top of the pilot's canopy.

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                    • TR1
                      TR1
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                      • Oct 2010
                      • 9819

                      #50
                      That is upgraded MiG-31BM.

                      The 4 small pylons are an easy way of IDing it. Btw, the periscope has always been on the 31s.
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                      • Berkut
                        Senior Member
                        • Nov 2011
                        • 2216

                        #51
                        Yes, that is MiG-31BM, and for a good while that one in particular was a b!tch for me. I am keeping list of BM frames, and that one lacked in a long string of frames.

                        There are also several others details that are different on MiG-31BM, but pylons are a give away. They are able to carry R-73 now, and soon enough, RVV-BD (R-37M).

                        TR1, he was referring to the triangle, which is as he is saying, a mirror.
                        Last edited by Berkut; 30th December 2012, 20:29.

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                        • Freehand
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • May 2012
                          • 986

                          #52
                          Thanks

                          Thanks for the info!

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                          • aerostudent
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Dec 2012
                            • 25

                            #53
                            Berkut or TR1, is the BM able to carry the domestic version of the R-77? Thanks.

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                            • Berkut
                              Senior Member
                              • Nov 2011
                              • 2216

                              #54
                              Yes, but i have yet to see that.

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                              • spoky
                                Rank 1 Registered User
                                • Dec 2012
                                • 59

                                #55
                                Does the MiG-31BM have a glass cockpit? I remember hearing that it did somewhere.

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                                • Dr.Snufflebug
                                  Boggleboople snufflebug
                                  • Aug 2012
                                  • 527

                                  #56
                                  Originally posted by spoky View Post
                                  Does the MiG-31BM have a glass cockpit? I remember hearing that it did somewhere.
                                  No, it does not. It does however have a bunch of new LCD MFDs, three in the rear seat, one or two for the pilot. Many analogue gauges are retained though, so a partial glass cockpit, maybe?
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                                  • paralay
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Aug 2005
                                    • 1411

                                    #57


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                                    • Griffon39
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Mar 2008
                                      • 922

                                      #58
                                      Sorry for noob question, but wht role does the guy in the "backseat" have?
                                      Simmilar to the RIO in the F-14?

                                      qestion no2: On average, how manny flight hours per year do the Foxhound jocks get nowadays? (I assume they are prioritised over the "regular" Mig-29 regiments)?

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                                      • edi_right_round
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Nov 2005
                                        • 266

                                        #59
                                        Griffon he's got flight controls,stick,gas and pedals.Berkut posted a vid where u could see that.Seems around 2008 they were given priority and ranks were filled with young pilots,straight from L-39 and flying quite some hours.Russian guys here say fighters fly smhow 80-100 hours a year depending on type i recall reading

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                                        • medo
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Dec 2010
                                          • 326

                                          #60
                                          Nice photos of Mig-31BM cockpits. I was expected that back seat operator have three LCDs, but have only two.

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