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85-year anniversary of the Military Transport Aviation VKS RF

Today (June 1, 2016), the Russian military transport celebrates its 85th anniversary aviation. Currently, the BTA is an integral part of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation. The aircraft fleet of the VTA of Russia is aircraft capable of delivering goods and transporting personnel over long distances. The VTA fleet includes 12 types of aircraft, 20 of their modifications. The flight base of the Military Transport Aviation are such aircraft as the Il-76MD, An-22, An-26, An-124 Ruslan and others.

85-year anniversary of the Military Transport Aviation VKS RF

The appearance of the Military Transport Aviation in the USSR in 1931 was associated with the formation of a special kind of troops. Speech on the airborne troops. The leadership of the Armed Forces took care of the problem of the effective transfer of personnel to carry out landing on the territory in which the landing force must perform certain tasks - including tasks for activities in the rear of the enemy.

One of the first domestic aircraft that was used as an air transporter was TB-1 (aka ANT-4. G-1), which was mass-produced from 1929 to 1932 years and operated until the end of World War II. Moreover, it was exploited both as a bomber and as a transport vehicle for transporting personnel and even mined minerals.

It was on the basis of these aircraft, as well as on the basis of the multipurpose single-engine P-5 Taganrog aircraft factory, and the first experimental squadron of the future VTA was created. The formation of the detachment took place in the city of Ivanovo.

In the year of the BTA 85 anniversary, the Ivanovo Aviation Center of the Military Transport Aviation received two new aircraft for the first time in several years. We are talking about heavy aircraft IL-76MD-90А, which have a new all-metal wing, a reinforced cargo floor and a chassis of increased strength. In addition, the IL-76MD-90A is equipped with engines with high thrust-ratio and lower fuel consumption in comparison with previous versions - PS-90А-76. The supply of new aircraft is part of the rearmament program of the Russian army.

From statistics Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation:
In the past winter period of training, the crews of the Military Transport Aviation performed more than 500 flight shifts, the total raid during which amounted to more than 25 thousand hours. During the first half of this year, more than 35 thousand troops and more than 45 thousand tons of cargo were transported. More than 53 thous. Military personnel were landed. At the same time, the geography of destinations extends from the polar base Barneo to the African continent.

"Military Review" congratulates the pilots of the Military Transport Aviation on the holiday!
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  1. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 1 June 2016 16: 58
    Transport workers, happy holiday! I wish the number of take-offs equal the number of landings! Successful landing and transportation!
    1. CORNET
      CORNET 1 June 2016 17: 18
      For transport pilots ..... You are the most pros in the whole world!
      1. figwam
        figwam 1 June 2016 17: 43
        The main heavy trucks.

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    2. Dimontius
      Dimontius 1 June 2016 18: 33
      Masters, happy holiday !!
  2. st25310
    st25310 1 June 2016 16: 59

    Congratulations to the pilots!
  3. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 1 June 2016 17: 01
    Now more or less everything is getting better. They are building IL-76MD-90A, they are going to build light IL-112. But to change the An-124 Ruslan is not clear what.
    1. svp67
      svp67 1 June 2016 17: 05
      Quote: Lt. air force reserve
      But to change the An-124 Ruslan is not clear what.

      The plans for "Ermak", only when it will be ...
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 1 June 2016 17: 07
        In 2025 it will most likely fly.
  4. volodya
    volodya 1 June 2016 17: 01
    Congratulations to all who are related to military transport aviation on the Day of Military Transport Aviation !!!
  5. FID
    FID 1 June 2016 17: 03
    Finally! Vtashniki with a holiday !!!
  6. ALABAY45
    ALABAY45 1 June 2016 17: 12
    By the way, today is also "Children's Day"! A symbolic coincidence ... Our children, with you! soldier
  7. marshes
    marshes 1 June 2016 17: 14
    Congratulations to the BTA, my father started the service in Krechvitsy, Novgorod Region. Their regiment in Chile on the AN-12, it seems, flew after the earthquake.
    1. avt
      avt 1 June 2016 17: 56
      Quote: marshes
      Congratulations to BTA,

      Clear sky!drinks
      Quote: marshes
      . Their regiment in Chile on the AN-12, seem

      Probably all the same An-22.
      1. marshes
        marshes 1 June 2016 18: 10
        Quote: avt
        Probably all the same An-22.

        Maybe father
        "I will interrogate" one seem to have been lost during the flight.
        And so my older brother is Novgorodian. laughing The godfather only moved to Almaty when he was 72, signed a contract with the Holi. So he should be transferred to government planes as a mechanic in Vnukovo. And those have everything "greased", Almaty and three rubles in a military town. laughing
        1. marshes
          marshes 1 June 2016 19: 03
          and I’ll add, today father 71 is stuccolo.
          Yes, they offered this or that.
          Before retiring, a 412 Muscovite card or 2-degree order for service, a Muscovite and a summer cottage were chosen.
          1. avt
            avt 1 June 2016 23: 03
            Quote: marshes
            and I’ll add, today father 71 is stuccolo.

            Double holiday! Many years and good health! hi
  8. Bort radist
    Bort radist 1 June 2016 17: 34
    Happy Holidays to us Airmen!
    Health, new technology, so that houses are always waiting.
    military unit 06965. Guards Leningrad Red Banner 128th military unit. Panevezys.
    1. marshes
      marshes 1 June 2016 17: 50
      Quote: Bort Radist
      p. Panevezys.

      Father already flew there on IL-20, in the 80s there were great exercises, there were flights close to Sweden.
      We “lost” our father for half a year, although before that there was Afghanistan.
  9. kirpich
    kirpich 1 June 2016 17: 40
    Have a clear sky and soft landing. If not for you, then there would have been no Airborne Forces.
  10. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 1 June 2016 17: 43
    Happy Holiday Transport workers !!!! and that the number of take-offs was equal to the number of landings! Peaceful sky guys!
  11. Orionvit
    Orionvit 1 June 2016 17: 45
    Military transport aviation as a backbone of not only the airborne troops, but the entire army in general. Happy holiday Dear pilots and technicians.
  12. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 1 June 2016 17: 48
    Happy holiday, our "workhorses"!
  13. Arkan
    Arkan 1 June 2016 17: 51
    As a paratrooper I congratulate the Military Transport Aviation on the Anniversary !!!! I wish you further success in the service and new heights and technology !!!
  14. marshes
    marshes 1 June 2016 18: 04
    A good school was previously in the Saratov region. Balashov. Pilots were prepared not only for strategists, tactical bombers but for VTA. The older brother did not pass the show jumping, went to the rocket engineers. There were many Ukrainians, I didn’t get this school after Suvorov, but it was a dream, okay flying club and ... smile In principle, I can allow the purchase of a small plane or helicopter ... smile
  15. Sergey-72
    Sergey-72 1 June 2016 18: 13
    BTA happy holiday! Have a clear sky and let the number of take-offs = the number of landings. Happy Holiday Once Again drinks
  16. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 1 June 2016 18: 36
    Of course I repeat and warmly support the above congratulations.
    Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. Best wishes in life, good health and, whenever possible, technology updates.
  17. atamankko
    atamankko 1 June 2016 18: 46
    Happy holiday, BTA, good luck, success and health.
  18. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 1 June 2016 18: 47
    Oh woke up. We even raised the second with the men ...
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, "AIR CARRIERS OF WAR !!!" Clear sky for you!
    Like there in the song:
    Fog, fog.
    Gray shroud .......
    1. marshes
      marshes 1 June 2016 19: 27
      Well, it's about the bombers, the grandfather on the Pe-2 flew then on the A-20 Boston switched, shooter.
  19. gunter_laux
    gunter_laux 1 June 2016 19: 09
    Dear forum users IN! Thank you so much for the heartfelt congratulations of the entire considerable team of BTA on ANNIVERSARY !!! Butde is always healthy and happy on earth and in the air!
  20. Aleksandr1959
    Aleksandr1959 1 June 2016 19: 25
    Now the deceased brother of his father, before leaving for Moscow, was deputy regiment commander for flight in Seshche. Where at one time he just did not leave him. And a business trip to Egypt, and the landing of Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia in 1968 ...
    His son, who died in the 80s, flew on the An-26 in Afghanistan. Had two injuries.
    Happy BTA, real workers of the sky !!!!
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  22. Verdun
    Verdun 1 June 2016 20: 24
    Happy Holidays!
  23. Vovanfalcon
    Vovanfalcon 2 June 2016 11: 13
    Hooray !!!! Yesterday I took a glass for 930 VTAP (Zavitinsk)!