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  • martinez
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    • Mar 2005
    • 1209

    Originally posted by haavarla View Post
    Anyway.. few thing i remember about that APU is the high pitch screaming noise.
    I even got to start it up in a portable testbench outside.
    It rotate at 40000rpm, needless to say ear-protection was required, i could feel the vibration hitting my guts as it started up.
    Thanks
    Interesting, just found another notes from my RD-33 classes some time ago, the GTDE-117 rotates max. 335002400 per minute, Turbine Outlet Temperature (TOT) max. 860deg C, compressor pressure ratio 2,5, Time to start up the RD-33 is 9seconds, Total time in operation during the ENGINE START UP mode max. 50seconds, operational altitudes 0-2500m.
    I think will be similar for the GTDE-117-1 used with each AL-31 in the Su-27, 30, 34, 35 a/c. You can hear it here.
    http://deton.lietadla.com/gtde117-rd33.avi
    <Find a job you like doing, and you'll never have to work a day in your life>

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    • Lonevolk
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      • Aug 2005
      • 746

      Ka-60 goes down....crew injured

      Helicopter goes down in Moscow region
      Published 23 June, 2010, 15:13

      Two pilots of a helicopter have been taken to an intensive care unit after the aircraft crashed in the Moscow region.

      An experimental KA-60 helicopter was on a trial flight when it fell to the ground near a residential area. Investigators believe engine failure could have caused the accident.

      Aviation experts say the pilots only survived because of the aircraft's efficient safety system.

      http://rt.com/Top_News/2010-06-23/he...ow-region.html
      ------------------------------------

      Speaking of helicopters, the Ka-226 is an interesting little helicopter...

      Ka-226 Light Utility Helicopter
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4XNW_QlUOE

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      • dionis
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Sep 2004
        • 1878

        Heard that an Su-24M and Su-34 completed a non-stop flight across all of Russia.

        They were of course refueled by Il-78s.

        Sounds like a good way to practice "coast hopping" in the event that something goes down with someone serious and additional units are needed elsewhere.

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        • Flanker_man
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 3677

          Originally posted by Lonevolk View Post
          Ka-60 goes down....crew injured

          Speaking of helicopters, the Ka-226 is an interesting little helicopter...

          Ka-226 Light Utility Helicopter
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4XNW_QlUOE
          And totally practical - with its removable cabin that can be replaced with a flatbed platform or a chemical hopper (as used on its predecessor, the Ka-26).

          RR/Allison engined Ka-226 at MAKS 09....



          Higher thrust Turbomeca Arrius engined Ka-226T.....



          Militia operated Ka-226 at MAKS 07....



          Ka-226AG of Gazpromavia...



          Detachable cabin....



          Ka-226 with FLIR turret....



          Ka-226T with a flatbed platform in 2005....





          Gazpromavia Ka-226....



          I wonder if the Ka-26/126/226 is the only really successful application of the detachable pod design ???

          I can think of the Fairchild XC-120 and Sikorsky S-64 as examples - but only the Kamov as being really successful....

          Ken
          Flanker Freak & Russian Aviation Enthusiast.
          Flankers (& others) website at :-
          http://flankers.co.uk/

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          • medal64
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Nov 2007
            • 1120

            First long-distance flights performed bombers Su-34


            For the first time in the history of Russia two Su-34 performing long-distance non-stop flight on the route Lipetsk-Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

            Head of Information and Public Relations of the Far Eastern Association Air Force and Air Defense Sergei grove said that "aircraft are now in the air, they make a landing at the airfield Dzemgi Airport in Komsomolsk-on-Amur at 21:30 local time (14:30 Moscow time).

            Bombers will participate in the exercises "Vostok-2010", which will take place in Primorye in late June and early July.

            The first production Su-34, produced for BBC Russia Novosibirsk Aviation Production Association (NAPO) Chkalov, was presented to customers exactly a year ago.

            Su-34 is designed for delivering powerful, accurate missile and bomb strikes on land, sea and other objectives in the management of individual and group activities during the day and night, and adverse weather conditions and under the influence of interference from the enemy.

            The perfect radio-electronic equipment, guided missiles, air-to-air, as well as high flying and maneuvering characteristics allow the use of Su-34 fighter jet and how to conduct air combat, ITAR-TASS.

            Su-34 should be a basic tactical strike aircraft Air Force RF and completely replace bombers Su-24 and Su-24M.

            Source: site " Herald "
            Posted: 23/06/2010 , 15:36

            Translated by google translator

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            • Austin
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              • Oct 2003
              • 6463

              New Video on Su-34 ( via Anty_UA )

              Su-34 Video
              "A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"

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              • haavarla
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Dec 2008
                • 6660

                Uptil now there has been non vids from MAKS 2009 that was of any good quality.
                Those days are gone

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWjpY...eature=related


                I present the Su-35 '901' in HD and good filming quality.
                A shame with the poor light condidtion that day.



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                Last edited by haavarla; 26th June 2010, 20:01.
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                • Rodolfo
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                  • Apr 2006
                  • 1245

                  The inter-theater redeployment of aircraft during Vostok-2010 was one of the key events of the strategic war games, which end today. The Su-24 Fencer and Su-34 Fullback tactical bombers used midair refueling to fly to the Russian Far East.

                  In-flight refueling, routinely used by the world's leading powers, including the United States and NATO countries, allows for the quick build-up of air power in a given zone of conflict.

                  To efficiently implement that maneuver, a country should have a sufficient number of flying tankers, combat aircraft equipped for midair refueling, transport planes to carry auxiliary personnel and cargo, and crews capable of fulfilling such missions.

                  None of these elements are sufficient in Russia.

                  The Il-78 (Il-78M) Midas, based on the Il-76 military transport plane, is Russia's only flying tanker. Russia has 19 such planes equipped for midair refueling of the Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers and the A-50 Mainstay early warning and control planes. This is certainly not enough.

                  The U.S. Air Force has 250 KC-10 Extender and KC-135 Stratotanker air-to-air tanker aircraft and there are more in-flight refueling planes in the National Guard and in reserve. This allows the United States to project its military might by quickly redeploying large Air Force units from one theater of operations to another.

                  Russia also lacks aircraft capable of being refueled in midair. For example, the Su-27 Flanker and the MiG-29 Fulcrum multipurpose combat planes are not equipped for this, mostly because in the Soviet era there were enough military airfields with a large number of aircraft in all the strategic locations.

                  Modern Russia cannot keep so many planes at so many airfields, which is why it is becoming critically important to equip fighter planes for midair refueling. All new and all modernized planes have such equipment, and some tactical aircraft can be used as flying tankers. In particular, the Su-24 Fencer has outboard fuel tanks and a refueling system.

                  But this is not a good solution as these planes usually have a shorter range and cannot be used as bombers, which would undermine a bomber squadron's potential.

                  The Tu-22M3 Backfire-C long-range bomber has no refueling equipment for political reasons: if it had a flight refueling probe, this would have made it an intercontinental plane and hence subject to START reductions.

                  Equipping a bomber with midair refueling equipment is fairly simple.

                  But the biggest problem concerns the crew. The most responsible missions in Russia are still assigned to crews led by senior officers (majors, lieutenant colonels and colonels) who have considerable practical experience. The ability of other pilots to fulfill such missions is not assured.

                  Another problem concerns transport planes, something the Air Force needs to support distant operations that involve the redeployment of combat planes. Russia has one of the world's largest fleets of transport aircraft, but they are still not enough given the country's huge territory and the need to transport a large amount of military cargo.

                  These problems can only be resolved comprehensively; a simple supply of flight refueling probes will not do. The country's leadership and military should approve the production of refueling planes and the training of the necessary crews for the Air Force. Taken together, this should increase the number of planes capable of long-range missions.

                  At the same time, the Il-78 Midas is too big for refueling tactical aircraft, which need a smaller, cheaper plane, possibly based on the civilian Tu-204 medium-range airliner. A few dozen such planes in the Air Force would dramatically improve its position.

                  Besides, the purchase of large batches of flying tankers based on the Tu-204 would save the airliner, which is breathing its last breaths.



                  The opinions expressed in this article are the author's and do not necessarily represent those of RIA Novosti.

                  MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti military commentator Ilya Kramnik)

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                  • J-20 Hotdog
                    Senior Member
                    • Mar 2008
                    • 3476

                    if 10 years from now, the RuAF will use Pak-fa, why must it then also acquire both Su-35 and MiG-35? would it not be better to keep the Pak-fa for a high end, and the MiG-35 for the low end and not go with the Su-35 all together?

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                    • Lonevolk
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                      • Aug 2005
                      • 746

                      Re: the Pak Fa negating the need for the Su-27 and/or the Mig-29/35, the answer seems to be: "there's no need to use a cannon against a sparrow". So it basically comes down to cost.

                      It looks like the avionics developed for the Su-35 will be used to for the next batch of upgraded Su-27's (Su-27SM2?). Russia being a vast country territorially still needs a long range fighter to supplement the Pak Fa. The Mig-29/35 can't really match the Su-27 in terms of range.

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                      • medal64
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                        • Nov 2007
                        • 1120

                        After two or three years, all the planes of the Russian Air Force will be equipped with a new sighting and navigation system

                        July 14, 2010

                        AVIA.RU - Within two to three years, all the Russian Air Force combat aircraft will be equipped with a new sighting and navigation system, according to ARMS-TASS . Responding to a question, as shown themselves on the teachings of the upgraded and new Air Force planes - the chief of General Staff Russia, Army General Nikolai Makarov, said that "there is serious modernization of aircraft. "In the first place - is the Su-24m2, - the general said. - It is equipped with a new sighting and navigation system. Thanks to him the accuracy of our attacks has increased many times.

                        "Within two or three years we have equipped this complex all the planes and abandon the old practice of scatter bombs on the area" - "Makarov said. "In general, the coherence of aviation we were pleasantly surprised at these exercises (" East-2010 "), - he said.

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                        • medal64
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                          • Nov 2007
                          • 1120

                          Recent interview with First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin(in Russian) and a summary

                          * production of An-124 is to resume in Ulyanovsk

                          * An-70 possibly to resume being produced in conjunction with Ukraine

                          * some Mi-26 helos are being ordered

                          * about 80 Su-34 and Su-35S have been ordered... with that many the price per airframe is expected to go down by 25%

                          * second PAK FA prototype to fly before the end of 2010

                          * 10 more PAK FA airframes to start being produced around 2013 to complete the 3,000 test flight requirement

                          * a batch of 50-100 PAK FA airframes to be ordered around 2016

                          * strategic and tactical unified command and control systems to get top priority

                          * NAVY to undergo significant modernization effort in the next decade with funds allocated being five times that of space forces

                          * some systems are not going to be procured due to lack of financial resources

                          * helos and S400/S500 are a priority

                          * BTR, tank and APC R&D to slow down a bit

                          * work on certain new weapon systems is to continue unanabated

                          * plans to purchase MiG-35

                          * AK to go through further modernization

                          * most of firearms to continue being developed and produced in Russia

                          * elite special purpose army units will be the exception with the ability to procure foreign made weapons

                          http://vpk.name/news/41396_k_oruzhiy..._intervyu.html

                          Thanks CaptMorgan68 from militaryphotos.
                          Last edited by medal64; 14th July 2010, 13:03.

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                          • Clampipe
                            Rank 3 Registered User
                            • Feb 2010
                            • 118

                            Su-34 production capacity


                            Pogosyan recently said that NAPO will be expanding Su-34 production to 12-20 planes starting next year.

                            Should hit at least 100 - 150 planes by 2015 then!

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                            • haavarla
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                              • Dec 2008
                              • 6660

                              Sukhoi is completing preliminary tests of the Su-35

                              20.07.2010
                              Farnborough, July 20. The development and production of the 4++ generation Su-35 fighter is among priority programs of the Sukhoi Company. Under this program, a number of technologies are being optimized for operational use of a fifth-generation airborne combat complex.

                              Now the company is completing preliminary tests of the Su-35. The aircraft fully proves the claimed characteristics of the avionics and demonstrates super-maneuverable capabilities. The maximum ground-level speed attained is 1,400 km/h, speed at altitude 2,500 km/h, and ceiling 19,000 m. The target detection range in the air-to-air mode is over 400 km. This markedly exceeds the similar characteristics of in-service aircraft. The size of a target detected in the air-to-surface mode is up to 10 m. The onboard optic detection and ranging station detects and simultaneously tracks several targets at a range of more than 80 km. The complex is ready for pre-operational trials, announced the Director General of Sukhoi Mikhail Pogosyan today at the press conference at the Farnborough International Airshow-2010 Press Center.

                              Due to completion of preliminary tests and preparation for joint acceptance trials, the Russian Air Force pilots start participating in flights. The first pilot to fly the Su-35S was Alexander Kruzhavin, commander of a military unit. He valued highly the flight performance of the aircraft.

                              The Su-35S aircraft (a version for the Russian AF), along with the frontline aviations advanced airborne complex (FAAAC), will determine Russias defense capability. Under a state contract signed in 2009 to supply the Russian Defense Ministry till 2015 with forty-eight Su-35S aircraft, the Companys facilities in Komsomolsk-na-Amure have launched serial production of fighters. The first one will be made available by the end of the year. Bulk deliveries will start in 2011. The technologies employed in the Su-35S program will enable the Russian AF to partially reequip the countrys air forces and to swiftly switch over to the next-generation machines.

                              Sukhoi is also holding talks with foreign customers anxious to re-arm their air forces. They are scheduled for the countries of South East Asia, Middle East and South America. The signing of new contracts will maintain Russias competitiveness on the global fighter market. The bulk exports are due to start in 2012.

                              Serial production of the Su-35 fighter and its delivery to customers will maintain Sukhois competitiveness on the global combat aircraft market till a fifth-generation fighter emerges there in 2016-2025.

                              The Su-35 is a thoroughly upgraded super-maneuverable fighter of the 4++ generation. It employs technologies of the fifth generation that assure its superiority over similar class fighters. The special features of the aircraft include a new avionics suite based on digital information control system integrating onboard systems, a new radar with a phased antenna array having a long aerial target detection range with an increased number of simultaneously tracked and engaged targets (30 aerial targets tracked and 8 engaged plus the tracking of 4 and engagement of 2 ground targets), and new enhanced vectored thrust engines. The Su-35 has a diverse suite of long-, medium- and short-range weapons. It can carry guided aerial munitions for anti-radar and anti-ship actions as well as general purpose munitions, and guided and unguided aerial bombs. The radar signature of the fighter has been reduced by several times as compared to that of the fourth-generation aircraft by coating the cockpit with electro-conducting compounds, applying radio absorption coats and reducing the number of protruding sensors. The service life of the aircraft is 6,000 hours flight hours; the life cycle is 30 years of operation. The assigned service life of vectored thrust engines is 4,000 hours.
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                              • haavarla
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                                • Dec 2008
                                • 6660

                                PAK FA is ready to execute a complete program of flight trials

                                20.07.2010
                                Farnborough, July 20. The Sukhoi Company has completed the preliminary on-land and in-flight activities which involved all 3 engineering prototypes of the Frontline Aviation Advanced Airborne Complex (PAK FA) the 5th-generation aircraft.

                                These prototypes were used for testbed strength tests, on-land optimization of fuel systems and other work towards flight trials. The flying prototype has made 16 flights. Today, the optimization of aircraft and its safety systems enables execution of a complete program of flight trials, announced the Director General of Sukhoi Mikhail Pogosyan today at the press conference at the Farnborough International Airshow-2010 Press Center.

                                The PAK FA took to the air on January 29 in Komsomolsk-na-Amure. The acceptance trials of the flying prototype were fully completed in late March. In April the first flying prototype of the fighter and the avionics testbed used for systems optimization before flight trials were delivered to the flying test center of the OKB Sukhoi Experimental Design Bureau in Zhukovsky near Moscow. Upon completion of the required on-bed preliminary tests of the systems, including the static examples strength testing, on-land optimization of the avionics testbed and of the flying prototype, on April 29 the aircraft started preliminary tests.

                                Compared to the previous generation fighters, the PAK FA features a number of unique capabilities, including the functions of a strike aircraft and fighter. The fifth-generation aircraft is fitted with essentially new avionics integrating the function of an electronic pilot and with an advanced phased antenna array radar. This considerably reduces the pilot fatigue, enabling the pilot to concentrate on performance of a tactical mission. The new aircrafts onboard equipment makes it possible to exchange information in the real time mode both with on-land control stations and with aviation group aircraft. The use of composite materials and innovative technologies, and the aerodynamic streamlining ensure unprecedented radar, optic and infrared stealthiness. This significantly enhances the operational capability against aerial and ground targets in all weathers, day and night.

                                Vladimir Popovkin, the Russian Defense Minister First Deputy, in his interview to the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper estimated the Russian Air Forces demand for the 5th-generation fighters at 50 to 100 units. It is planned to complete all tests of the PAK FA airframe in 2011-2012, and to sign a contract in 2013 for a pilot lot of ten aircraft for testing the models entire weapons suite.
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                                • haavarla
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                                  • Dec 2008
                                  • 6660

                                  Su-34 frontline bombers proved their superior operational capabilities and flight performance


                                  20.07.2010
                                  Farnborough, July 20. The Russian Air Forces in-service Su-34s designed by the Sukhoi Company have proved their superior operational capabilities and flight performance in the East-2010 military exercises held in July. In performance of the operational mission a non-stop flight was carried out from the European part of Russia to the Far East with in-flight refueling and subsequent attack as per task assigned. Soon it is planned to increase the operational capability of the aircraft by adding new aerial munitions, announced the Director General of Sukhoi Mikhail Pogosyan today at the press conference at the Farnborough International Airshow-2010.

                                  The Su-34 frontline bomber will form the core of Russia's front-line air strike capability, and is a worthy successor to the Su-24M all-weather, day and night-time frontline bomber. Serial production of the Su-34 has been set up at the Chkalov Aviation Production Association in Novosibirsk, which is a part of the Sukhoi holding company. In 2008 a five-year contract was signed with the government to supply the Russian Defense Ministry with 32 serial-production aircraft. In time, the Su-34 will replace virtually the entire fleet of Su-24 frontline bombers that are currently in service.

                                  The Su-34 can effectively attack land-based, sea- and airborne targets by day and night in all weathers using the entire suite of its airborne munitions, including high-precision types. In terms of operational capabilities this is a 4+ aircraft. Its active safety system, along with the newest computers, provides extra capabilities for the pilot and navigator to perform aimed bombing and to maneuver under enemy fire. The excellent aerodynamics, large capacity internal fuel tanks, fuel-efficient bypass engines with a digital control system, in-flight refueling device and add-on fuel tanks enable the aircraft to fly long distances close to those of medium strategic bombers.

                                  The aircraft features an outstanding flight performance, maintainability and maneuverability. It has long-range aiming systems and modern onboard devices for communications and information exchange with on-land control posts, ground troops, surface ships and in-flight aircraft. The Su-34 uses highly effective long-range air-to-surface and air-to-air guided weapons enabling multi-channel operational employment. It is fitted with a smart anti-radar defense system. The Su-34 has a sophisticated survival system, including an armored cockpit. The aircraft can perform missions at a low altitude in by-pass and fly-by modes.

                                  In 1999, the Su-34 frontline bomber set eight world records, including one in a horizontal flight with a payload of 5,000 kg.
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                                  • mack8
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                                    • Nov 2009
                                    • 2114

                                    Originally posted by haavarla View Post
                                    PAK FA is ready to execute a complete program of flight trials

                                    20.07.2010
                                    Farnborough, July 20. The Sukhoi Company has completed the preliminary on-land and in-flight activities which involved all 3 engineering prototypes of the Frontline Aviation Advanced Airborne Complex (PAK FA) the 5th-generation aircraft.

                                    These prototypes were used for testbed strength tests, on-land optimization of fuel systems and other work towards flight trials. The flying prototype has made 16 flights. Today, the optimization of aircraft and its safety systems enables execution of a complete program of flight trials, announced the Director General of Sukhoi Mikhail Pogosyan today at the press conference at the Farnborough International Airshow-2010 Press Center.


                                    So ...what does that mean exactly ? Looks like 51 last flew at the LII presentation for Putin . Does anyone knows what Sukhoi is doing now ,( speculation) they grounded 51 and modify/install new equipment on it based on the test flights made , and start the next part of the test flights ? When is this suposed to start ? Any recent info( last i read aparently the second protoptype is suposed to fly in november ...)

                                    Yes i know everything is top secretno , but i just thought it doesn't harm to ask ...

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                                    • haavarla
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Dec 2008
                                      • 6660

                                      Originally posted by mack8 View Post
                                      So ...what does that mean exactly ? Looks like 51 last flew at the LII presentation for Putin . Does anyone knows what Sukhoi is doing now ,( speculation) they grounded 51 and modify/install new equipment on it based on the test flights made , and start the next part of the test flights ? When is this suposed to start ? Any recent info( last i read aparently the second protoptype is suposed to fly in november ...)

                                      Yes i know everything is top secretno , but i just thought it doesn't harm to ask ...

                                      Thanks!

                                      If Sukhoi follow the F-35 program or any other manufactors test approach, it could mean that Sukhoi test team feel confident with the new FCS and engine FADEC systems(safty evaluation) and have decided to go ahead with pushing the AoA and roll rate regime higher.. up the High-G limits, put more stress on the airframe & engines, stuff like that
                                      It is mostly software tweaking we are talking about here anyway.

                                      I don't think they'll put any advanced weapon systems in it.. the word is the next two prototypes will do Radar and sensors testing.

                                      But hey, what do i know..


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                                      Last edited by haavarla; 2nd August 2010, 07:13.
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                                      • Lonevolk
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Aug 2005
                                        • 746

                                        Reportedly Mig-31BM pics...













                                        Older pics of the demonstrator

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                                        • haavarla
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                                          • Dec 2008
                                          • 6660

                                          Nice pics Lonevolk.
                                          I counted five different bort nr.
                                          Do anyone know where the Mig-31BM are beeing upgraded?




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