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December 23 - Long-Range Aviation Day of the Russian Air Force

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History domestic far aviation started 99 years ago, on December 23, 1913. On that far winter day, the first Russian heavy bomber Ilya Muromets, a four-engine giant, the famous brainchild of the legendary aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky, flew up into the sky. Just one year later, on the same day, but in 1914, on the orders of His Imperial Majesty Nicholas II, the first bomber squadron was formed in Russia. The glory of “Muromtsev” was loud, but not for long: the planes that made several hundred sorties during the First World War were destined to die on the ground. In September of the fateful 1917, the first bomber squadron in Russian history, which included twenty units, was burned so as not to become the prey of the advancing German troops, which came very close to their base.



The story moved forward, making more and more serious demands to the long-range aviation, and in the 1930s it was adopted TB-3 bomber. This "celestial slug" made a great contribution to the Victory, it could take off and land on unprepared lanes, carry heavy, including oversized cargo.

During the Cold War, the arsenal of long-range aviation was further replenished with strategic bombers Tu-160 (15 bombers), Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3. Rocket carrier Tu-95MSThe Bear, as it is called in the West, was developed more than half a century ago and is the only strategic bomber with turboprop engines in the world.

Today, Long-Range Aviation includes 2 air bases, 3 aviation commandant's offices, as well as aircraft polygons and support units. Since August 2007, Russian long-range aviation has resumed its presence in remote areas of the world. Currently, long-range aviation aircraft periodically patrol the airspace of the entire planet.

In 2012, the pilots of the domestic long-range aviation made several dozen training flights with refueling in the air. According to the official representative of the Russian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Deryabin, in 2012, the aviation tankers IL-78 and IL-78М performed 380 air refueling, overflowing into tanks of strategic bombers more than 5000 tons of fuel.

“The crews of the aircraft fuel tankers carry out flights at the airfields of the Air Force located in the territories of the Western, Central and Eastern military districts, fulfilling the tasks of transferring fuel in the air. In the 2013 year and later, enhanced training of flight crews is provided for performing such a complex type of combat training, ”the lieutenant colonel quotes the news agency ARMS-TASS.
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  1. TekhnarMAF
    TekhnarMAF 23 December 2012 08: 22
    +28
    I sincerely congratulate the "truckers" on the holiday, especially who flew the TU-16 and TU-95! Clean sky and health! You will achieve the rest yourself!
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 23 December 2012 08: 56
      +17
      I join in the congratulations drinks !
    2. humanist
      humanist 23 December 2012 11: 33
      +7
      Happy Holidays to everyone !!! However, they protect us, which means we are all involved. I would especially like to recall the air raids on Berlin, which ours carried out in 1941 (!!!).
      It is especially pleasing that our "long-range aircraft" began to appear more and more often on previously "trodden" routes drinks
      1. TekhnarMAF
        TekhnarMAF 23 December 2012 12: 52
        +3
        WELL AND A HUMANIST- TICKET TO BERLIN RISE UP-TRANSIT, THROUGH WASHINGTON!
    3. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 24 December 2012 09: 57
      +1
      Happy Truckers - excerpts and health !!!!
  2. Apollo
    Apollo 23 December 2012 08: 24
    +22
    Congratulations and best wishes to veterans and long-range military personnel !!! drinks
    1. 7778
      7778 23 December 2012 09: 52
      +5
      And where does the symbol of America? would you put on the background of B-2
      1. Apollo
        Apollo 23 December 2012 09: 57
        +5
        Quote: 7778
        And where does the symbol of America? would you put on the background of B-2


        pilots are often compared to FalconsI hope my answer satisfied you ?!
        And the collage is taken by me from Russian site! IMHO
        1. hrych
          hrych 23 December 2012 10: 31
          +20
          The bald eagle is the American symbol, and the falcon in the photo, our maneuverability and faster, like all our aircraft.
          1. hrych
            hrych 23 December 2012 10: 34
            +12
            And the falcon is generally the most beautiful bird.
            1. Cavas
              Cavas 23 December 2012 10: 47
              +9
              Quote: hrych
              And the falcon is generally the most beautiful bird.

              Oops, correction.
              It will be more correct ppt! wassat
              1. hrych
                hrych 23 December 2012 10: 48
                +8
                So for sure, from the word bird! drinks
                1. Cavas
                  Cavas 23 December 2012 11: 29
                  +17
                  Quote: hrych
                  So for sure, from the word bird!

                  Joke in the subject!

                  -Marivanna, how to say STATOSRAT or SRATOSTAT correctly?
                  From the class exclamation:
                  -DERIZHOPL!


                  Long-range aviation, however, all aviators on the holiday!
                  Clear skies to you guys and a soft landing! drinks

                  1. TekhnarMAF
                    TekhnarMAF 23 December 2012 15: 32
                    +3
                    Cavas- thanks for the clip and song! Good luck
              2. bask
                bask 23 December 2012 11: 28
                +7
                Quote: Cavas
                It will be more correct

                Red falcons in Afghanistan ...
              3. mda
                mda 23 December 2012 16: 43
                +2
                Quote: Cavas
                Oops, correction.
                It will be more correct!

                are you Russian with a grunt?
              4. Ruslan67
                Ruslan67 23 December 2012 16: 48
                +2
                Quote: Cavas
                It will be more correct!

                met! then on you flies laughing
                1. Cavas
                  Cavas 23 December 2012 18: 09
                  +2
                  Quote: Ruslan67
                  met! then on you flies

                  The main thing is not to big and not GREEN flies! laughing

                  I’m embarrassed to ask, what are you doing on the avatar? laughing
                  1. Ruslan67
                    Ruslan67 23 December 2012 18: 49
                    +3
                    Quote: Cavas
                    I’m embarrassed to ask, what are you doing on the avatar?

                    I fall to my native land crying
                    1. Cavas
                      Cavas 23 December 2012 19: 03
                      +2
                      Quote: Ruslan67
                      I fall to my native land

                      And in my opinion, you plow it and not a belly at all! wassat
                      1. Ruslan67
                        Ruslan67 23 December 2012 19: 05
                        +3
                        Quote: Cavas
                        And in my opinion, you plow it and not a belly at all!

                        The main furrow is not spoiling laughing
                      2. polly
                        polly 24 December 2012 01: 30
                        +1
                        Well, you have fun !!! laughing laughing laughing
              5. mda
                mda 27 December 2012 21: 20
                +1
                Quote: Cavas
                Cavas

                Havas, what are you doing here?
            2. bask
              bask 23 December 2012 11: 27
              +6
              Quote: hrych
              And the falcon is generally the most beautiful

              I agree with the symbol of ancient Russia ..
          2. Ascetic
            Ascetic 23 December 2012 16: 05
            +6
            Quote: hrych
            The bald eagle is the American symbol, and the falcon in the photo, our maneuverability and faster, like all our aircraft.
            1. Kaa
              Kaa 23 December 2012 16: 44
              +7
              Quote: Ascetic
              The bald eagle is the American symbol, and the falcon in the photo, our maneuverability and faster

              Chicken is not a bird
              Orlan is afraid of everything ...
        2. Apollo
          Apollo 23 December 2012 10: 51
          +1
          Dear comrades!
          1. Today, after all, is a great holiday, and let us not overshadow the holiday to ourselves or to anyone else.
          2. If you follow the "logic", "comrade" 7778, then all FALCONS in Russia must be killed as they personify the symbol of America.
          3.Moreover, I did not bother to write a congratulation.
          4.Me personally, no matter the bald or red-headed, the falcon is a falcon.
          5. Once again with the HOLIDAY !!! drinks drinks drinks
        3. Ascetic
          Ascetic 23 December 2012 10: 51
          +17
          Quote: Apollon
          pilots are often compared with FALCONS, I hope my answer satisfied you ?!
          And I took the collage from the Russian site! IMHO


          "Russian bears" (Tu-95 aircraft) and "White swans"(Tu-160) are in service over the North Atlantic, near Alaska and over the Indian Ocean. They are ready to immediately complete a combat mission.
          Happy holiday pilots and technicians !! Thanks for YOUR military dtrud ..




          1. Apollo
            Apollo 23 December 2012 11: 00
            +2
            hi Good morning, Stanislav! good drinks
            1. Ascetic
              Ascetic 23 December 2012 11: 13
              +9
              Quote: Apollon

              Good morning, Stanislav!

              And you are in a good mood!

              Future YES

              1. TekhnarMAF
                TekhnarMAF 23 December 2012 15: 53
                +2
                Ascetic Glory, you are like a balm for the soul and in the stream, and competently, and in time!
                1. Ascetic
                  Ascetic 23 December 2012 17: 24
                  +2
                  Quote: TehnarMAF
                  Ascetic Glory, you are like a balm for the soul and in the stream, and competently, and in time!


                  Мы strategists only blood ... After us silence .. on earth in the air and under water
        4. Botanologist
          Botanologist 23 December 2012 18: 47
          +2
          pilots are often compared with FALCONS, I hope my answer satisfied you ?!

          The photo is not a falcon. The falcons have a clove on their beaks.
        5. 7778
          7778 24 December 2012 08: 43
          0
          if you don’t know the bald eagle (it’s not a falcon) is not only a symbol of America, but it is also depicted on the coat of arms

          and who did this collage you need to tear your hands off and you distinguished yourself
      2. humanist
        humanist 23 December 2012 11: 37
        +10
        Quote: 7778
        And where does the symbol of America? would you put on the background of B-2

        Why should you show your stupidity and ignorance, always blaming someone else? fool You are trying to add an element of "pseudo-vigilance" to the topic of congratulating Russian pilots, and this does not paint you ...
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 23 December 2012 12: 00
          +6
          On the Day of Long-Range Aviation of Russia
          I wish you, hovering over the country:
          Let not the slanting rains scare you,
          Neither the headwind, nor the scorching heat;
          May the firmament of the sky be soft to you,
          Motors let them roar
          Let it be only summer weather
          Let them always wait at home with victory! ©
        2. 7778
          7778 24 December 2012 09: 02
          +1
          there was one case)) such as you congratulated the pilots)) I want to note the Russian
          against the background of the calendar, depict f-18 with eagles))))

          So the pilots, I apologize almost ah ... or rather ah ..

          and the moron who portrayed this))) wondered how you))

          so) stupidity at the moment you froze
    2. AK-74-1
      AK-74-1 23 December 2012 15: 09
      +1
      I join in the congratulation! The bird has amused!
  3. omsbon
    omsbon 23 December 2012 08: 26
    +15
    With all my heart I congratulate you on the holiday of the glorious falcons of long-range aviation!
    Happiness, health, prosperity and new planes!
    1. mda
      mda 23 December 2012 11: 36
      +5
      Quote: omsbon

      With all my heart I congratulate you on the holiday of the glorious falcons of long-range aviation!
      Happiness, health, prosperity and new planes!

      I will join in the congratulation! drinks
  4. andrei332809
    andrei332809 23 December 2012 08: 36
    +16
    Happy holiday, men! and let the number of takeoffs coincide with the number of landings
  5. AlexTarov
    AlexTarov 23 December 2012 08: 43
    +14
    A military pilot is a profession I particularly respect. Congratulations! Clear sky!
  6. Narkom
    Narkom 23 December 2012 08: 58
    +12
    Happy Holiday, and let the number of take-offs be equal to the number of landings.
  7. CF
    CF 23 December 2012 09: 03
    +15
    Everyone who served and is serving in aviation, everyone who went through Vapnyarka, who are familiar with the names of Chernihiv and the numbers 26385- WITH A HOLIDAY!
  8. nokki
    nokki 23 December 2012 09: 09
    +24
    As a child, he wanted to become a pilot. I even carved three letters on the door with a knife: "КЛБ" (I swear to be a pilot). He did not fulfill his oath: his health failed. But he was enough to become a communications officer, worthily serve the Motherland, the People and the Army. And the dream ... It lives in my heart. And he warms him up!

    Happy holiday, friends!
    1. TekhnarMAF
      TekhnarMAF 23 December 2012 09: 18
      +16
      So I got the same problems, at the age of 16 my eyesight began to fall, I became a signalman, I do not regret it, the airfield spirit and proximity to the "celestials" - what could be better in such a situation?
  9. Ross
    Ross 23 December 2012 09: 21
    +11
    Happy holiday friends, aviators, join in! Clear sky!
  10. askort154
    askort154 23 December 2012 09: 29
    +11
    Happy holiday guys! Today, by all means, a stack - "for those who are in the sky"!
  11. Rascopov
    Rascopov 23 December 2012 09: 47
    +10
    I congratulate you ! High clear skies to you!
  12. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 23 December 2012 09: 51
    +10
    Happy "strategists", good luck in your service !!!
  13. MILITARY RF
    MILITARY RF 23 December 2012 09: 55
    +14
    Happy holiday ..... good luck in the service
  14. Bort radist
    Bort radist 23 December 2012 09: 57
    +10
    Dalnik with a holiday, everyone: who is in the sky, and those who are waiting for your return, techies, your families and to whom you are dear! Reliable technology, but you are sure to not let you down.
  15. Garrin
    Garrin 23 December 2012 09: 59
    +17
    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS !!! FLY MORE, FLY ON AND WHAT THE NUMBER OF TAKEOPS ALWAYS HAPPEN WITH THE NUMBER OF LANDING !!!
  16. anfreezer
    anfreezer 23 December 2012 10: 16
    +14
    Happy holiday, "strategists" !!! Happy Long-Range Aviation Day to you and everyone involved in this holiday - veterans, flight crews and engineering personnel ... Sunday festive mood!
    1. mda
      mda 23 December 2012 17: 11
      +2
      Quote: anfreezer
      Happy holiday, "strategists" !!! Happy Long-Range Aviation Day to you and everyone involved in this holiday - veterans, flight crews and engineering personnel ... Sunday festive mood!

      We wish you to continue to serve for the good of the Motherland!
  17. bask
    bask 23 December 2012 10: 21
    +15
    Happy holiday !!! Air Force ... With modern warfare, without aviation, only total destruction .. FLY more often, ABOVE AND MORE .. YES GOD WILL HELP YOU. !!!
  18. botur2013
    botur2013 23 December 2012 10: 31
    +13
    With the holiday valorous long-range aviation, success in conquering new peaks and frontiers !!!!!!!! good drinks good drinks
  19. Armata
    Armata 23 December 2012 10: 32
    +14
    Congratulations to the men. You are part of the triad. For you drinks
  20. terp 50
    terp 50 23 December 2012 10: 40
    +9
    Clear sky! ... and more, more!
  21. djon3volta
    djon3volta 23 December 2012 10: 43
    +5
    in maps googlemaps looked at the airbase in Engels, you can see in a row are TU-160 and TU-95 .. and in which city is the second strategic airlift?
    1. sergo0000
      sergo0000 23 December 2012 10: 54
      +3
      djon3volta,
      With your shoulder straps, hardly anyone will answer this question!
      And in general, for what purpose are you interested in ?! No.
  22. sergo0000
    sergo0000 23 December 2012 10: 45
    +7
    Happy holiday strategists and tankers! drinks
    380 refuelings per year !!! More than days in it !!!
    Our long-range aviation has revived! And this cannot but rejoice!
    Good luck and success to you guys! soldier
  23. Download Do Re Mi
    Download Do Re Mi 23 December 2012 10: 57
    +7
    Happy Holidays of all long-range aviation workers! The necessary strength in our Army. It’s very necessary and very good that they are with us! Health and all the best to you men! soldier
  24. alex20066
    alex20066 23 December 2012 11: 09
    +8
    Happy Holidays, real Guys, with a capital letter !!!!!!
  25. sefirs
    sefirs 23 December 2012 11: 37
    +12
    Lord comrades! wink
    Allow me to join the congratulations too!
    After all, in the 70s I served in the VTA, "carried the tails of the planes" laughing
  26. stranik72
    stranik72 23 December 2012 11: 44
    +12
    “For our Long-Range Aviation of Russia,
    In our years devoted to heaven
    For the bonds of strong friendship and the helm;
    For those who are alive, for those who are like a shadow
    Stored in our memory forever
    For our wives sharing take-offs and landings with us,
    For our concrete runway
    I'll take a toast in turn
    And with you, I'm crazy about Internet communication,
    And, without regretting anything in the past,
    I wish everyone health.
    And no matter what life, no matter how the Path Line ceases to be desired ”(C).
  27. Bort radist
    Bort radist 23 December 2012 12: 02
    +8
    Special congratulations to HRV DBA! (Who knows, he will understand) Especially for those who went through Kansk.
  28. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 23 December 2012 12: 03
    +15
    Happy holiday, "dalnoboi"! Good luck in your difficult military work! .. drinks

    (Pe-8 over the object ...)
  29. AK-47
    AK-47 23 December 2012 12: 05
    +9
    Today, Long-Range Aviation includes 2 air bases, 3 air commandant’s offices, as well as air training grounds and support units.

    Long-range aircraft are on duty without nuclear weapons on board, patrol routes have not changed since the 1960-1980s - the northern and northwestern parts of the Atlantic Ocean, the coast of Canada, Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, as well as other strategic directions, are patrolled.
  30. VadimSt
    VadimSt 23 December 2012 12: 48
    +8
    Happy Holiday! And the good news.
    ANTONOV PREPARES AN-70 ISSUE IN RF


    SE Antonov has begun the transfer of documentation for the promising military transport aircraft An-70 to the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to organize its production in Russia. This was reported to our product by the press service of the Ukrspetsexport group of companies with reference to the president of the UAC, Mikhail Poghosyan.
    “We began the process of transferring documentation for this aircraft from the Antonova firm to the UAC to study and prepare the organization for the production of this aircraft. But final decisions on this program will be made in the 2013 year, ”Poghosyan said.
    In his opinion, the UAC, together with the Antonov State Enterprise, needs to establish closer cooperation and cooperation through the implementation of joint programs.
    As previously reported, the promising military transport aircraft An-70 will be produced by the Kazan Aviation Production Association. S.P. Gorbunova.
  31. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus 23 December 2012 12: 58
    +8
    Guys with a holiday! The main thing is not to enter the air defense zone: they went out into the square, quietly moved away and back to wives and children. Although you’re at the spear’s spearhead, do not forget that hundreds of NPPs and research institutes are pushing you forward, where the life support system, where the metering unit will be finalized, where else what kind of stray will be inserted, if only you are back. And the main thing is that not only professors are engaged in this, but also young specialists of 25-30 years old who really offer daring but effective solutions))))
  32. Trevis
    Trevis 23 December 2012 13: 24
    +11
    Congratulate everyone! drinks

  33. Wedmak
    Wedmak 23 December 2012 13: 49
    +8
    Happy holiday, our air defenders! ! Fly more often, longer, let the number of takeoffs equal the number of landings! Fly evil to our enemies, so that as many of them as possible have photos against the background of our "bears" and "swans" - let them dry up with envy!
  34. SmacXnumx
    SmacXnumx 23 December 2012 13: 50
    +9
    On holiday and most importantly, the number of take-offs should be equal to the number of landings !!! love
  35. Simple
    Simple 23 December 2012 13: 53
    +9
    Long-range aviation of the Russian Air Force on a holiday!
    Good night to you guys!
  36. Bender
    Bender 23 December 2012 14: 26
    +6
    Happy Long-Range Aviation! Let the enemies know what we have for whom I don’t pamper for the most! soldier drinks
  37. sniper
    sniper 23 December 2012 15: 06
    +7
    Happy holiday to all, friends !!! In order not to repeat myself, I just want to remind you: remember the same holiday about five years ago ... Did you feel the difference? So let after that some continue to shout, about bad things, nothing is being done .... We see with you !!!
  38. AK-74-1
    AK-74-1 23 December 2012 15: 14
    +3
    Happy holiday! Special thanks to the pilots and technicians! Many thanks to those who saved the TU-160 about the final destruction.
  39. cool.ya-nikola
    cool.ya-nikola 23 December 2012 15: 32
    +6
    With all my heart I join in all the congratulations and kind words said to the birthday people! Guys, we are proud of YOU!
    Quote: Narkom
    Happy Holiday, and let the number of take-offs be equal to the number of landings

    Here, as they say, neither add nor diminish, except that the word IS ALWAYS !!!

    Special thanks to Cavas, and Stanislav (Ascetic) for wonderful holiday videos! hi
    Once again all with the HOLIDAY! drinks As the Maestro said:
    "Will live!"...
  40. polly
    polly 23 December 2012 16: 00
    +6
    A verse about you and for you. Happy holiday, eagles!

    White wind behind the temples flutters -
    the time of our youth,
    aviation
    Time of honesty, honor, and fellowship,
    blue, burning courage.
    There are thunderstorms in the sky, like roses, but thorny,
    on the earth treason is burning, combustible,
    But not for nothing the earth considers
    the color of the nation
    those who were
    who is,
    who will be
    in aviation.

    F. Chuev
  41. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 23 December 2012 16: 37
    +4
    Sincerely happy strategists on holiday, all concerned are proud of such powerful wings of the Motherland.
  42. cherkas.oe
    cherkas.oe 23 December 2012 16: 57
    +4
    Happy holiday! Fellow citizens. Everyone who created, built and operates the DA of Russia health, happiness, peaceful sky and soft landings.
  43. virm
    virm 23 December 2012 20: 08
    +2
    Happy Holidays!
  44. 120352
    120352 23 December 2012 20: 27
    -1
    Since 1914 we fly! And all on the same that Sikorsky on the knee with a hammer and screwdriver fucked ...
    In general, a happy holiday!
  45. Sinbad
    Sinbad 23 December 2012 21: 27
    +3
    Happy holiday, you, our dear flyers! Clear skies, soft landing and good luck!
  46. Roman62
    Roman62 23 December 2012 22: 11
    +2
    I join all the congratulations! Clear sky to you!
  47. sashka
    sashka 24 December 2012 02: 12
    +1
    And I live in this City .. And I watch from the window .. and with some sign .. Honor and Glory !!!
  48. fenix57
    fenix57 24 December 2012 06: 53
    +1
    Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. Clean sky, soft landing!
  49. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 24 December 2012 11: 21
    +1
    And when, interestingly, will YES fly on new devices?
  50. Nickname
    Nickname 24 December 2012 11: 50
    +1
    Happy holiday!
    And where is the VAF with beautiful photos?