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Aviadarts - the competition of military pilots (photo)


The editors of our blog returned from a long drinking bout, not the last this year. And immediately plunged into one of his beloved deeds - Aviation. On June 24, the first in modern Russia competition between the crews of the Aviadarts army and attack aircraft began in Voronezh. Crews from different parts of the country will compete for the title of Best Air Force pilot in Russia. Pilots will pass the theory, perform flights to test piloting techniques. And the culmination of the competition will be shooting at targets at the Pogonovo training ground.

The draft of this post was mistakenly published two days before the appointed time. Here is the full and final version.

2. Upon arrival in Baltimore, the entire journalistic blogger community was to fly to the Pogonovo training ground by two helicopters. The crew of our helicopter is ready for departure.

3. Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force, Lieutenant-General Viktor Bondarev, arrived from Moscow together with representatives of the federal press. Together with him we go to the landfill.

4. Mi-8MT easily fit us into its gut. Two guests from the capital seem to be a bit tense, and a_roshka is posting something on Twitter. The interior is very spartan, but not cramped. I grabbed monitor wipes to clean the windows for easy shooting. However, everything turned out to be much simpler - the windows just opened to us.

5. Su-25 and its modifications for a while took the place of the Voronezh Su-24 and Su-34.

6. Su-25 - Russian armored subsonic attack aircraft designed to directly support the ground forces over the battlefield day and night with direct sight of the target, as well as the destruction of objects with given coordinates around the clock in any weather conditions. In the Russian troops got the nickname "Rook".

7. Su-XNUMHUBM. At ten sites, the aircraft is capable of carrying more than four tons of guided and unguided bombs, missiles and other weapons.

8. We take off. Arms suspension units, as if hinting that this is not a glass Robinson, but a combat vehicle. This is my first flight. I will not hide, initially worried. But after a few minutes of flight, all the excitement was gone. I immediately stuck to the window with a camera and my thoughts went into shooting. I can not say that I completely won aerophobia: apparently, to consolidate the success, you need to fly another plane :)

9. Of course, in flight, I cracked a bunch of views of the outskirts of Voronezh and the region. According to them will be a separate post. In the meantime, we are flying over the outskirts of the Pogonovo polygon. The trees are scattered like matches.

10. Last year, when we went with orianaliev to look at the disposal of ammunition, this burnt felled forest made a strong impression on us.

11. Flying over the forests, it seemed that you were flying over a cauliflower waving in the ocean. And even fall on it will be scary.

12. Flight altitude did not exceed a few hundred meters.

13. The entire flight from Baltimore to the command post on the range took 15 minutes. At the same time, we still managed to circle the ground and look at the targets for the pilots. At the edge of the forest remains of aircraft L-29 "Dolphin".

14. Actually from here, in a few days, we had to watch the firing. Here is the management of flights in the area of ​​the landfill.

15. Pogonovo - mostly scorched and cracked earth. Voronezh analogue of Mordor.

16. That is what the targets look like. Inside the concentric circles are numbered shields. During the draw, each crew received its own number. To hit right on target is to knock down a shield. After the main shooting and departure of the press from the landfill, it was planned to drop one or more 500 kg bombs. Apparently, the target was to serve as a large cross on the left.

17. While the passengers are inspecting the command post, the technicians are servicing the Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopter. The helicopter and its crew flew from Torzhok.

18. Mi-8MTV multi-purpose helicopter. It can serve as a transport for the assault force, cargo, as well as fire support for the troops.

19. This helicopter is about a year old.

20. The Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force studies targets in good old TZK.

21. So, the once formidable ammunition, now perform especially peaceful functions :)

22. In this wagon came an Israeli unmanned vehicle, which must conduct video surveillance during the shooting.

23. The board on which we flew. Old man with a Baltimore registration. For photography from the Mi-8, equipped with pylons for armament, the most suitable place is the porthole in the tail - of which the most advantageous viewing sector. If any object on the ground is not seen on approach, then there is still a chance to catch it by swiping the camera back. And if something is missed from the first “windows”, then consider it gone - the pylons will fall into the frame.

24. Bronelisty protect the crew from shelling from the ground. In the bow is possible to install a machine gun. Plus six main points of suspension.

25. Control hovering before takeoff.

26. And care in Baltimore.
Aviadarts - the competition of military pilots (photo)

27. Target field.

28. Lake Pogonovo, from which the name of the landfill.

29. Can bahnem? Be sure to bahnem, and more than once. The whole world is in dust! But then ... © DMB.

30. It would be great to collect all the PAZIKI from the Voronezh streets on this proving ground and shoot them from the heart.

31. Landing came from the left bank. Autodrome DOSAAF, in full view.

32. Arched reinforced concrete shelters for aircraft, and in the background the parking of aircraft VUNC.

33. Su-24M on the taxiway.

34. Unloading of Il-76MD self-propelled anti-aircraft missile-gun complex Pantsir-С1.

35. An-12BK.

36. Su-25BM.

37. In the next part, we will look at the Mi-28H, Ka-52 and Mi-24 helicopters, as well as the aircraft weaponry process.

Many thanks to the press service of the Western Military District in Voronezh for organizing this trip!
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  1. YaRusich
    YaRusich 4 July 2013 09: 25
    Beautiful pictures and a good review, I look forward to continuing. Thank.
  2. omsbon
    omsbon 4 July 2013 09: 48
    Thank! Impressive! An interesting trip, you can only envy.
  3. il grand casino
    il grand casino 4 July 2013 10: 32
    Thanks for the photo! Pleased with the garbage bin)))
  4. Canep
    Canep 4 July 2013 10: 51
    Not only the professor to upload pictures about the American army. +
    The ballot box is cool.
  5. pensioner
    pensioner 4 July 2013 14: 38
    There was a report on the Star. The journalists approached the helicopters. They asked: "Who will win?" Everywhere we got the answer: "Of course, we have no options!" None of the respondents had even a shadow of doubt! A wonderful photo report!
    1. NickitaDembelnulsa
      NickitaDembelnulsa 4 July 2013 18: 40
      And the Su-25 pilots were asked who would win. They asked the Lipetsk and one, forgot it already. And the guys from Budennovsk won, who were not even asked!
  6. pensioner
    pensioner 4 July 2013 14: 41
    Yes, more. And how is such a garbage bin freed from garbage ??
  7. NickitaDembelnulsa
    NickitaDembelnulsa 4 July 2013 18: 14
    Personally, I was pleased with two things: the catch phrase from DMB, and the An-12 in the penultimate photo. The aircraft has not been manufactured since 1973 (40 Years !!!), but it still carries out service, and it is nice to look at just such aircraft. They do not seem to age. Although not all An-12s repeat the fate of this particular machine. Their time is running out. But you must admit, knowledgeable people who see this veteran in flight will always be delighted.
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  8. NickitaDembelnulsa
    NickitaDembelnulsa 4 July 2013 18: 25
    They are going away. But thanks not without a trace
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    2. NickitaDembelnulsa
      NickitaDembelnulsa 4 July 2013 18: 32
      So who will tell me why military equipment is in this state? A plane cannot endlessly parked if it is not in use, but they stand there all the time that I remember myself!
  9. NickitaDembelnulsa
    NickitaDembelnulsa 4 July 2013 18: 37
    It could be taken and destroyed for a long time, but no, they stand and tear the soul apart
    1. antibanukurayza
      antibanukurayza 5 July 2013 07: 48
      It is as if asking for the sky!
  10. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 5 July 2013 08: 40
    Thanks to the author, great photos! We look forward to continuing. smile And the urn is really good!
  11. IsailoR
    IsailoR 5 July 2013 08: 53
    Right He looks longingly at the inaccessible sky And the wings are cropped. recourse
  12. Kasym
    Kasym 5 July 2013 21: 40
    Thank you for the photo report! But the polygon was not impressed, I served under the Union on a similar basis. Polygon "Mynke" served a training division for foreigners. Fighters MiG-21, 23, 29; L-39; helicopters Mi-8, 24.
    The show was built of course - wooden shields were never used, even at high commissions with generals. We even had a sawmill, but quickly abandoned this practice. One approach to such a target and it is not there - you can’t save the forest. But there is a whole regiment flying - you can imagine how many such shields are needed. And how much work - 300 days of combat per year, and often in 2 shifts, when these shields beat. Of course, if you still have a building battalion staffing, then you can. But our flight shift is a maximum of 15 people, but most often 10. And further . The bomb craig was obviously moved, and indeed it seems that the entire training ground was re-planned - poor soldiers probably flew like dummies. In photo 15, you can see the traces of the old bombing circle on the right, where there are many funnels; in the photo 16 on the left is a new bom. cr - not a single funnel.
    The targets should be natural — are there really no old equipment (decommissioned) in Russia — armored convoy columns (tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers) and motor convoys (tanks, GAZ, ZIL, KAMAZ, URAL), aircraft forces were made (except for natural, decommissioned) from earth embankments (in the summer lime, in the winter sprinkled with ashes); art. baht. from other materials. Нy, etc., etc. . hi
    1. go
      go 6 July 2013 03: 18
      Why are generals so fat in Russia? Are they not subject to physical training standards?