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Near Astrakhan opened a monument dedicated to aviation technology

In Akhtubinsk near the Alley of Heroes in the memorial complex "Icarus Wing" a ceremony was held to unveil a monument dedicated to the engineering staff aviationpreparing for the departure of aircraft and serving military airfields, reports press office Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The monument, installed next to the “taking off” aircraft, is a collective image of an aircraft technician, based on the “Makarych” character from Leonid Bykov’s feature film “Only Old Men Go to Battle”.

The ceremony was held under the leadership of the Chief of the State Flight Test Center, Major General Radik Bariev. The event was also attended by the personnel of GLITs, representatives of local authorities, veterans' organizations and "Unarmia".

Earlier, in May, a monument to aircraft technicians was opened at the Levtsovo airfield near Yaroslavl. The sculptor Elena Paskhina was also inspired by the image of Makarych, who was played by Alexey Smirnov in the film.

According to Paschina, it was difficult to sculpt, as there are few photographs left for the sculptor Smirnov: for example, the desired angle of turning the head and so on. It was necessary to select the necessary details from each photo, to look proportions, she added.

As noted by Rossiyskaya GazetaThe Day of the engineering and aviation service in Russia is unofficially marked on December 7. The order number 1632 from December 7 of 1916 on the formation of a separate technical and operational flight support service was taken as the starting point for the creation of the service.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Irina Stolba / RG

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  1. Cananecat
    Cananecat 10 December 2018 16: 48
    After reading the title, the first thing I thought about was the image of Makarych ... a lot of films about pilots, but such a collective image of a technician in only one film.
    1. Spine
      Spine 10 December 2018 16: 55
      Quote: Canecat
      After reading the headline, the first thing I thought about was the image of Makarych ...

      The same thought immediately arose ..
      the image of an aircraft technician based on the character “Makarych” from Leonid Bykov’s feature film “Only Old Men Go into Battle”.

      Well done, a good and necessary monument .... soldier
      1. Tatar 174
        Tatar 174 10 December 2018 17: 17
        Quote: Spine
        Well done, a good and necessary monument ....

        Yes, it was high time! From Winnint! soldier
        1. For example
          For example 10 December 2018 17: 26
          Under Astrakhan ...

          To Astrakhan as to the moon.
          It’s better to just write in Akhtubinsk.
          In the Astrakhan region does not mean at all what is close.

          However, who needs geography now? request

          ps near Volgograd, in the Astrakhan region ... We have a big country. good
    2. svp67
      svp67 10 December 2018 17: 01
      Quote: Canecat
      After reading the title, the first thing I thought about was the image of Makarych ... a lot of films about pilots, but such a collective image of a technician in only one film.

      I do not agree. Here, the charm of the actor Smirnov and the director and the main character, as well as the long-standing friend of Alexei Makarych, Leonid Bykov, greatly affected.
      But there is another similar image, remember Kuzmich, from "The Chronicle of a Dive Bomber", performed by Yuri Vladimirovich Tolubeev

      1. ODERVIT
        ODERVIT 10 December 2018 17: 43
        Not disputed. Thank.
    3. irazum
      irazum 10 December 2018 17: 52
      Why only one? And Kuzmich from "Chronicle of a Dive Bomber"?
    4. Astronaut
      Astronaut 12 December 2018 00: 48
      And I remembered Kuzmich from "Chronicle of a dive bomber"
  2. rruvim
    rruvim 10 December 2018 16: 53
    Thank you technology! Thanks for all!!! For the love of the steppe, and for the love of technology! And also for the love of a clear sky during the day, except for tracers, and at night for large and bright stars. Astrakhan and us Sary-Shagan !!!
    1. anjey
      anjey 12 December 2018 19: 44
      How not to remember with a kind word and Chagantsev, once lost in the steppes and sending the "Bears" in flight ...
      1. anjey
        anjey 12 December 2018 20: 23
        Techie in the parking lot of the Tu-95 ...
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 10 December 2018 16: 56
    "What is the most difficult thing in our business? ...
    ... Wait .... "
  4. TAMBU
    TAMBU 10 December 2018 16: 58
    thanks brothers ...

    at -20 to remove the SS - this only comes with the first cuff of the master and remains forever =)
  5. Altona
    Altona 10 December 2018 17: 01
    A good image was created by artist Alexei Makarovich Smirnov. He himself was a war hero and a modest decent man. It turned out to be a very soulful character, as if the artist wanted to convey something to us, bequeath, leave a decree.
  6. Russia
    Russia 10 December 2018 17: 04
    Better Makarych for a collective image of aircraft and you will not find.
    ANCIENT 10 December 2018 17: 07
    frankly, the news is very good, and the decision is necessary, still the image of the tank repairman should be imprinted in bronze, the ship's minder also needs to be, and then we remember the auxiliary services and their personnel on holidays to congratulate them, but that without these army services in fact, no, it’s not customary to recall, unfortunately.
    1. sso-xnumx
      sso-xnumx 10 December 2018 17: 22
      So, back in 1945, after the Victory Parade, Joseph Vissarionovich, at a banquet to the priest of the parade, proclaimed a toast to the rear officials: "There is no Victory without the rear!" It's a pity that the current logisticians do not realize this ...
      1. ODERVIT
        ODERVIT 10 December 2018 17: 41
        Engineering and aviation support is not logistics support and the aircraft technician is not logistics support. Not knowing the topic, it might be better to abstain ...
        1. ANCIENT
          ANCIENT 10 December 2018 18: 34
          odervit is there, in your opinion, these people are not worthy of a monument?
  8. Piramidon
    Piramidon 10 December 2018 17: 17
    I myself am a techie in the past and I am proud of it. As it is sung in this song, "without technology, the pilot has no work .."
  9. kit88
    kit88 10 December 2018 17: 23
    This is of course a good thing.
    Indeed, few people know about IAS. Even here, most of the comments are not about technicians, but about artist Smirnov. Meanwhile, the image of Makarych is as far from the image of modern technology as the Po-2 from the Su-35.
    But, as a symbol, Makarych certainly fits perfectly.
    PS / The old ones once said (maybe they were kidding of course) that in Afghanistan only one technician was killed during the whole war, and that was only because at night he had chipboard in the parking lot.
    1. shura7782
      shura7782 10 December 2018 18: 06
      Quote: kit88
      In Afghanistan, only one technician died during the entire war,

      On the way from the Baltic States to Afghanistan, they were delayed (they practiced bombing and approaching in a steep spiral) for a week at the Chirchik airfield. So, watching the taxiing of the planes of the local regiment, I saw several named sides. We were told that these are the planes of the dead technicians.
      1. kit88
        kit88 10 December 2018 18: 17
        So deceived the old
  10. Piramidon
    Piramidon 10 December 2018 17: 33
    Happy past holiday to you colleagues!
    ODERVIT 10 December 2018 17: 38
    Dear, I understand the minuses cannot be avoided, but still ... For many years I was in charge of the aviation engineering service. I don’t understand why the image of the aircraft technician, and this is really the reference figure of the IAS, is associated with the image of the monument. The image created in the film "The Chronicle of a Dive Bomber" by the genius actor Yuri Tolubeev is much closer to the truth. For the monument, of course, gratitude, such recognition rarely occurs.
  12. Ros 56
    Ros 56 10 December 2018 17: 41
    They did a good job, I first learned how our aviation really got up on the wing from the book "Time, People, Airplanes" by aviation engineer Rabkin, and then it turned out that his colleague from the testing institute worked in our aviation department of OK DOSAAF, but before they were transferred from the Moscow region to Akhtuba.
  13. irazum
    irazum 10 December 2018 17: 50
    Super! Only such a monument should have been for a long time. But better late than never. Super!
  14. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 10 December 2018 18: 35
    Good deal !!!
    These people, in the shadows, BUT their CONTRIBUTION, to victory, are no less!
    Bow to the peasants !! hi
  15. Taoist
    Taoist 10 December 2018 19: 19
    Well, here at last our brother and the technician fell in ...
    So I congratulate all those involved ... "Pilots in black ZSh"
    1. Separ
      Separ 10 December 2018 21: 09
      ".. The sun is hot .. firing hot - the deputy politician is going on vacation." In the middle of February, the Technician is being driven on vacation ... "
  16. anjey
    anjey 10 December 2018 19: 22
    Previously, the average VATU throughout the USSR provided officers with engineering staff. How interesting now is when the old training system collapsed ???
  17. Laksamana besar
    Laksamana besar 10 December 2018 20: 17
    Makarych firmly walks around the country. The best collective image, for a monument to aircraft technicians, does not even come to mind.soldier
    In Ukraine, there is also a monument with Makarych.
  18. M. Michelson
    M. Michelson 11 December 2018 07: 55
    As far as I know, aircraft belong to one of the blackest categories of military personnel: few of them can rise above ... aging (the service system is oriented towards combat officers). So at least they were comforted by the monument.
    1. Taoist
      Taoist 11 December 2018 16: 39
      And with what fright do the technicians refer to the "non-combatant composition"?
      The usual absolutely career ladder and it depends only on you and not in any way from belonging to the IAS. It is more difficult for pilots to make a career - they have fewer posts and a raid is required ... Moreover, even in civilian life, a military pilot will most likely not make a career, but a "techie" is a welcome guest almost everywhere.
  19. anjey
    anjey 11 December 2018 13: 43
    Quote: M. Michelson
    few of them can rise above ... starling (the system of service is focused on combat officers). So at least they were comforted by the monument.

    Write nonsense, for a long time the techies were coming out by the majors, you remembered the times of the pea king and then by the old captains, most of the techies came out ...laughing It’s immediately obvious that you are from the Moon or from overseas ..... laughing