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Huge "Antey" showed a master class in the most difficult conditions

Military transport pilots aviation Russia conducted exercises in the Tver region. In conditions of limited visibility, the crews of the Il-76 and An-26, as well as such giants as the An-22 and An-124, sat down and took off in the snowy stripes.

An-22 - the famous worker of the Russian VKS. This world's largest turboprop aircraft has been in service for more than 50 years. And the maximum take-off weight in 225 tons makes it also one of the heaviest. Its most important quality is the possibility of using unprepared soil strips. Thanks to the powerful engines and blades of large diameter, sufficient reversible thrust is created to stop the multi-ton machine.

The pilots worked complex takeoffs and landings, with short run-ups and runs. Especially distinguished crews An-22, carrying out these maneuvers in pairs.

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  1. Lexus
    Lexus 10 February 2018 16: 03
    A very necessary practice. Given how many Soviet airfields were ravaged by bullshit.
  2. igorka357
    igorka357 10 February 2018 16: 08
    Here they are heroes, here are people who have not died yet, but already heroes .... how much pathos, about ordinary people .... but they are not just people ... they are people with wings .. they are in the clouds !!!
  3. svp67
    svp67 10 February 2018 17: 43
    The only thing I can say: "Long live the GREAT and POWERFUL SOVIET UNION ...".
    How many years have passed, and what he created cannot but admire.
  4. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 10 February 2018 19: 00
    Particularly distinguished crews of the An-22, performing these maneuvers in pairs.
    Well, I’ve never been a fan of aviation, but damn it ... It inspires !!! good
    HEATHER 10 February 2018 22: 47
    The only thing is that in pairs. Not everywhere they can. And so is the news from the category of ordinary.
  6. d.gksueyjd
    d.gksueyjd 11 February 2018 21: 00
    And how much is AN 22 - less than a dozen!
    1. kamski
      kamski 16 February 2018 22: 23
      quite obvious and it's sad
  7. rehev931
    rehev931 11 February 2018 22: 44
    Taking into account the expansion of the presence of aircraft in the Arctic, the consolidation of the skills of such landing and take-off, to put it mildly, is not superfluous !!!
    just welcome
  8. kamski
    kamski 16 February 2018 22: 21
    The remnants of the former power of the USSR, when even these remnants of the USSR will write off ... what will they show ????