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

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

Exactly 100 years ago, 23 December 1913, a four-engine heavy bomber "Ilya Muromets" - the brainchild of the outstanding and legendary Russian aircraft designer Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky - flew into the sky. This event was truly epochal in nature: the Sikorsky aircraft was at that time the largest in the world. That day was perhaps one of the most significant stories all Russian aviation. Despite this, domestic long-range aviation will celebrate its centenary only in the coming year 2014, because today's holiday was not established in memory of the first flight of the "great-grandfather" of modern Russian strategic bombers, but on the day of signing the imperial decree approving the decision of the Military Council on the formation of the first in Russia squadrons of these aircraft from December 23, 1914. It was this Decree of Emperor Nicholas II that laid the foundation for heavy bomber aviation not only in our country, but also in the world as a whole.
Today, modern Russian long-range aviation is armed with powerful aviation technology, ready to perform its combat missions anywhere in the world: strategic bombers Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22М3. Long-range aviation of the Russian Air Force, along with nuclear-powered submarine rocket carriers and the Strategic Missile Forces, is part of the so-called nuclear triad, a strategic reserve of the Supreme Command and an essential component of Russia's strategic nuclear forces, one of the reliable guarantors of the inviolability of the homeland.
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  1. kind
    kind 23 December 2013 08: 47
    +17
    Congratulations on the holiday of air strategists! As they say, so that the number of take-offs is always equal to the number of landings !!! drinks
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    2. LaGlobal
      LaGlobal 23 December 2013 09: 18
      +11
      - = -

      Long-Range Aviation Day - Air Force Honor
      You are the best defenders over the homeland of heaven.
      When flying over the open spaces you catch courage
      Performing more than the most difficult aerobatics!
      May the sun be gentle and the winds not naughty
      When our fighters fly to special missions!

      I wish you happiness and great, good health, dear defenders!
      1. Ross
        Ross 23 December 2013 10: 27
        +7
        With the holiday of all involved and just all of us rooting for you! drinks
    3. Igor39
      Igor39 23 December 2013 10: 14
      +6
      I join your wishes!
    4. VAF
      VAF 23 December 2013 13: 22
      +8
      Quote: Good
      Congratulations on the holiday of air strategists!


      Brothers of "Long" Aviation !!! drinks
      Happy Holidays! There are not many of you, but you are doing very BIG things !!!
      For many years, Clear Sky, let the number of takeoffs always equal the number of landings! good
      Once again with the HOLIDAY !!! fellow drinks

      1. andrei332809
        andrei332809 23 December 2013 13: 33
        +2
        Quote: vaf
        Brothers of "Long" Aviation !!!

        hi Ser hi
        and the 22nd Tupolev’s might be equated with them?
        1. VAF
          VAF 23 December 2013 14: 51
          +5
          Quote: andrei332809
          and the 22nd Tupolev’s might be equated with them?


          Hi Andrew! As far as I remember, Long Aviation always had Dalnyaya (Tu-16, Tu-22 and 22M2, M3). and Strategic Aviation 3M and M4 and Tu-95, then Tu-160.
          Even earlier, it was all brought together in the ADD (Long Range Aviation).
          Now everything is brought together into a single whole Long Aviation (in the slang, Doina Aviation).
          Well, "Shilo" has always been referred to as "Dalniks", which are scouts, jammers, and shock workers.



          I'll tell you a "secret" wink "Shiloh" with one missile, flew further than



          Tu-22M3 (the same with one missile). But I don’t even speak about a bomber! soldier

          1. andrei332809
            andrei332809 23 December 2013 15: 15
            +1
            Quote: vaf
            I'll tell you a "secret"

            Ser, the 22nd seems to be only for near borders? request there are all sorts of Europe to smash. or something I don’t know? like, I talked with them tightly
            1. VAF
              VAF 23 December 2013 15: 23
              +2
              Quote: andrei332809
              Ser, the 22nd seems to be only for near borders?


              Oh well .. on FIG wink This is with a tactical range of 2 km (taking into account 700% of the navigational reserve) wink
              And if also .. refuel? ..
              directly through the whole of Europe to the Atlantic .. "walk" good



              Andrey, and where did you "talk"? In Zyaborovka ... probably wink

              1. andrei332809
                andrei332809 23 December 2013 15: 33
                +2
                Quote: vaf
                Andrey, and where did you "talk"?

                don't ask uncomfortable questions tongue
                in the mid-nineties the fleets had no money, and they drove me to the "shabashki". bully then all kinds of airplanes, mainly a problem with flaps in the 160s, then the screws are out of alignment in the mozdok in helicopters
              2. andrei332809
                andrei332809 23 December 2013 18: 34
                +1
                Hold
                Ser, I am such
              3. andrei332809
                andrei332809 23 December 2013 18: 59
                +1
                Sulfur (vaf) i miss you
  2. major071
    major071 23 December 2013 08: 50
    +13
    Happy White Swans!
    - A pilot is walking along the airfield, holding a glass of vodka in his hand. Passes by the plane, which is busy with a technician. He stopped, looked for a long time, then asked: "Hey, man. What are you doing?" Technician: "Flaps". Pilot (raising his glass): "Oh !!! For the wings!"
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 23 December 2013 08: 56
      +10
      My best wishes to all veterans and military personnel of long-range aviation. I wish you and your family good health, success and further benefits.


      1. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 23 December 2013 09: 56
        +7
        Here is another one in high resolution.
        1. Shur
          Shur 23 December 2013 20: 10
          +1
          Wonderful people .. No words .. Sleep calmer ..
    2. VAS 84
      VAS 84 23 December 2013 09: 15
      +7
      And "BEARS"! Congratulations! We must not forget the veterans. Ragozin said that the PAK DA will be subsonic, won't this make the plane vulnerable even for the "corn workers"? It is not possible to make an aircraft completely invisible for radars (operating in different wavelengths). At the extreme, they will "listen to the sky" like the Second World War, because the capabilities of acoustic technology are now much higher than at that time and the engines "sing" louder.
  3. HAM
    HAM 23 December 2013 08: 58
    +5
    Happy holidays, you guys, all the very best in life and work !!
  4. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 23 December 2013 09: 04
    +8
    My best wishes! All the best!
    And by the way, be it said - the slogan "Nobody after us!" fully applies to long-range aviation ...
    Happy Holidays!
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 23 December 2013 10: 38
      +8
      Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
      And by the way, be it said - the slogan "Nobody after us!" fully applies to long-range aviation ...
      Happy Holidays!


      Skill, courage, dignity and honor are the motto of pilots of Long-Range Aviation.
      For us, there are two main points of reference. One is December 1914, when the organizational unit DA was formed - the squadron of multi-engine aircraft Ilya Muromets. And the second is March 1942, when, given the sad experience of using heavy aircraft in the first year of the war, its first commander Alexander Golovanov gathered heavy aircraft scattered across the armies and corps into a single fist. He proved that YES should not strike as an assault on the front edge of the enemy, but, quickly passing the front line, go behind enemy lines and strike at the "main ridge of the enemy’s state."
      In the 60s, the creation of new weapons led to the fact that DA from its composition identified the best divisions, regiments, and armies, which, switching to new equipment and mastering missile weapons, became the basis of the Strategic Missile Forces. That is why most of the combat banners of the Strategic Missile Forces units are guards, and this rank, as you know, the troops received only during military operations. Then the fleet began to perform similar tasks. Now we are a powerful triad complementing each other with our capabilities. And when we are strong, we have many allies, and as soon as weaken, a potential, and then a real adversary immediately appears. We must make sure that our country has only allies.

      Lieutenant General Igor Ivanovich Hvorov
      November 2002 - May 2007 - Strategic Aviation Commander - 37th Air Army of the Supreme High Command (strategic mission)
      since May 2007. Chief of the General Staff - Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force of Russia (Air Force and Air Defense)

      Happy holiday air strategists! Take-offs of successful and soft landings!
  5. andrei332809
    andrei332809 23 December 2013 09: 04
    +8
    happy holiday!
  6. Fin
    Fin 23 December 2013 09: 11
    +6
    All involved with the holiday !!! He started at 46 VA of the All-Russian High Command, but not for long.
  7. Siberian19
    Siberian19 23 December 2013 09: 13
    +4
    our strategists are the best! thank you for being! wholeheartedly happy holiday And always a soft landing!
  8. ZU-23
    ZU-23 23 December 2013 09: 13
    +8
    Congratulations to you, flying truckers !!! laughing
  9. andrei332809
    andrei332809 23 December 2013 09: 18
    +5
    and also on the news they said that today the fleet will be handed over to the fleet good drinks
  10. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 23 December 2013 09: 22
    +6
    Happy holiday Strategists !!! The most beautiful aircraft are strategic aircraft.
  11. yan
    yan 23 December 2013 09: 29
    +6
    Happy holiday !!!!! drinks drinks
  12. vlad0
    vlad0 23 December 2013 09: 33
    +6
    Dalnikov and strategists on the holiday!
    Good luck and flying longevity!
    Special congratulations to the Baral pilots drinks !!!!
  13. andruha70
    andruha70 23 December 2013 09: 39
    +6
    all FAR-AVIATORS-with HOLIDAY !!! drinks insert to all enemies: further ... deeper ... and thicker ... laughing fellow soldier
  14. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 23 December 2013 09: 40
    +6
    Happy holiday !!!!!
  15. George
    George 23 December 2013 09: 41
    +6
    I join in the congratulations .
    Happy Holiday !!! drinks drinks drinks
  16. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 23 December 2013 10: 02
    +5
    Happy Birthday, brothers who carry under their wings megatons of non-aggression guarantees from the most likely enemy !!!
  17. complete zero
    complete zero 23 December 2013 10: 06
    +5
    I join all those who congratulate you on the clear horizon "people walking around the corner"
  18. Mercenary
    Mercenary 23 December 2013 10: 42
    +3
    courageous guys !!! glory to them. the triad triumphs. if they understand perfectly well that if misfortune happens, most will not have a chance to return, but duty is above all. we’ll all die .. (that’s better than from vodka and from colds).
  19. wolf1945
    wolf1945 23 December 2013 10: 47
    +3
    All RUSSIAN Air Force HOLIDAY! AND ALSO 47 regiment break soldier
  20. Sochi
    Sochi 23 December 2013 10: 57
    +3
    Happy holiday STRATEGY !!! With great respect to you, a former kid from a long-range aviation garrison.
  21. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 23 December 2013 10: 59
    +4
    On the occasion of you pilots and board - engineers, navigators and signalmen of Long-Range Aviation! May your sky always be clear!

    [img] http: // http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v = PXHNFBj_n14 [/ img]
  22. avt
    avt 23 December 2013 11: 09
    +3
    C HOLIDAY You Strategists! Let the number of take-offs always equal the number of landings!
  23. propolsky
    propolsky 23 December 2013 11: 20
    +4
    Well, so ... stood and the screw rotated and God forbid the other way around!
  24. AK-47
    AK-47 23 December 2013 11: 29
    +4
    Happy holiday with air flyers!
    Our great-grandfathers started like that.
    The first Russian bombers, Ilya Muromets, were the basis of the bombing aircraft of the Russian Empire during the First World War and became one of its symbols. Produced: more than 80 copies.
  25. polly
    polly 23 December 2013 11: 52
    +3
    Long-range aviation made a huge contribution to the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The first combat missions of the DBA crews were carried out on June 22, 1941. Airplanes bombarded the concentration of enemy troops in the areas of Suvalok and Przemyshl. On the second day of the war, long-range bombers, together with naval aviation, bombed Danzig, Koenigsberg, Warsaw, Krakow, Bucharest. On the night of August 10-11, 1941, Soviet naval bombers of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet and the 81st heavy bomber air division of the DBA GK hit Berlin.
    With great sympathy and respect, I congratulate the followers and successors of the glorious traditions of our combat winged guard, I wish you further success in flight training, as well as love and loyalty on earth!

    You are gods, and for us,
    For mortal people simple
    Sometimes you risk your friends and yourself ...
    Today is your holiday -
    Praise be to all of you and honor!
    Air crew, thank you for being!
  26. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 23 December 2013 12: 03
    +6
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! drinks I wish that the number of your take-offs corresponds to the number of landings. And more aircraft GOOD and NEW !!!

    and your opponents looked that way ...
  27. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 23 December 2013 12: 03
    +5
    Dalnoboev Happy Holidays! A clear and peaceful sky, and so that the number of take-offs is always equal to the number of landings! ..
    Without any exaggeration, we are proud of you! .. I wish you every success, and for your health! .. drinks drinks drinks

    Happy holiday to you guys !!!
  28. mountain
    mountain 23 December 2013 12: 37
    +3
    This year, we have already been pleased, long-range aviation. I am convinced that in the new year, there will be even more joy.
  29. Russ69
    Russ69 23 December 2013 13: 28
    +3
    HAPPY !!!
    Today, there will be a reason, to take a glass.
    I hope PAK-DA, will be in the army, without long delays ....
  30. nikcris
    nikcris 23 December 2013 13: 32
    +4
    And how they roar at night outside my window! Wake up and feel confident in the future)))
    Happy Holidays!
    1. nikcris
      nikcris 23 December 2013 22: 06
      +1
      And I bl stupidly sharpen a museum in Engels.
  31. typhoon7
    typhoon7 23 December 2013 17: 18
    +2
    Happy holiday to all Strategists! Happy holiday to all involved, technical staff, designers, engineers and factory workers! All good health, success in the service, clear skies and of course happiness in my personal life! drinks drinks drinks
  32. edeligor
    edeligor 23 December 2013 17: 31
    +2
    Happy holiday strategists! So that the number of takeoffs equals the number of landings! I wish you health and all, very !!!!!
  33. Megre
    Megre 23 December 2013 19: 51
    +1
    Happy Holidays!
  34. konvalval
    konvalval 23 December 2013 19: 52
    +2
    Handsome airplanes, courageous pilots. Congratulations, brothers in arms! And without emergency flights forever and ever.
    1. invisibility
      invisibility 23 December 2013 23: 06
      0
      You plus for koment and for the badge soldier
  35. Miffody
    Miffody 23 December 2013 23: 02
    +1
    Congratulations on the holiday workers of the plant to them. Dimitrov, Taganrog, for high-quality repair and maintenance of equipment, and personally Viktor Nikolayevich Sivirin.
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  37. Arh
    Arh 24 December 2013 00: 10
    +1

    Great! ! ! smile
  38. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 24 December 2013 02: 29
    +3
    insanely beautiful, and deadly! Happy Holiday Strategists !!! hi drinks
  39. pvv113
    pvv113 25 December 2013 02: 19
    +6
    Today, the arsenal of modern Russian long-range aviation consists of powerful aircraft, ready to carry out their combat missions anywhere in the world: strategic bombers Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3
    EXCELLENT TECHNIQUE, EXCELLENT SPECIALISTS !!! It is a pity that AFTER REFORMS, STARTED WITH the collapse of the USSR and Brought to the poor finale, Serdyukov, the long-distance aviation was reduced quantitatively and qualitatively. THE PRODUCTION OF BOMBERS, COMPOSING ITS BASIS IS DISCONTINUED. NOW, WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF I SHOIG ON THE DEPUTY OF THE DEFENSE MINISTER, REMEMBERED AGAIN OF THE NEED TO MAINTAIN ONE OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE NUCLEAR TRIAD AT THE LONG LEVEL. INSTITUTES IN THE HEART OF OPTIMISM IN CONNECTION WITH DECISION-MAKING ON THE MODERNIZATION OF LONG BOMBERS. MEANS GETTING TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE COUNTRY THAT THE AVAILABILITY OF MILITARY AND MODERN TECHNOLOGY IS JUSTIFIED NECESSITY. Proud of long-distance aviation! WITH A HOLIDAY, FAR AWAY AND EVERYONE WHO RELATED TO ITS LIFE WITH LONG AVIATION! BEST WISHES TO YOU!