Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far). Part 1

We offer our readers SUN interesting pictures from the air base Kansk from colleagueskirill_kvs.

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

One evening, about a month ago, I was sitting polistyval fresh photos on russianplanes.net and quietly envied the apparent ease with which people take on all sorts of military airfields. And the idea was born that we then also have to look: in the suburbs of Kansk, 250 km east of Krasnoyarsk Air Force airfield located where newcomers are based MiG-31BM.
 I must say that I am in Kansk on business needs several times over the years, the airfield there well visible from the road, it is located just at the entrance to the city. In fact, the tails of MiGs over bunds, ellipsoids radio altimeters and the fence of thorns — this is the first thing guests see Kanska.S this urgently needed something to do, and I, and remember, that by the warriors do not just break, began to search for contacts Press Service Central Military District.

Then there was a short correspondence, a few phone calls, a formal request by registered mail, and …. I somehow forgot about the whole thing. Days followed one another, the answer should not have.

And then last Thursday late at night (so that there is almost night) phone call: "Kirill, hello, you are concerned about in Yekaterinburg, the Headquarters of the Central Military District. There is a photo opportunity at the airport tomorrow afternoon Kansk … "

In the brain, immediately there was an explosion, but had to give up because at least unwise, of course, I agreed. Immediately the alarm was raised and Serge gisman Alex alexei_astr, assembled fotoryukzak, addressed the workers / family matters and attempt to sleep. Sleep plain truth and failed, in the minds and then flew supersonic fighters, twisted dead loop with drums, burned atmosphere in afterburner and otherwise interfere with restful sleep.

The next day we moved to Kansk. The shooting began at 16:00 and agreed to midnight, so we had a wonderful opportunity to see the work of the airfield, not only during the day but at night. And now here we are, a bastion checkpoint of though not immediately, but fell barrier triumphantly rose up, revealing to us the mysterious world of the military airfield.

Flying in the day by the way were not anyhow for that, and in the large-scale exercises on the interaction of the air force and air defense of the Central Military District. More details in the plot Vesti here, their crew worked with us.

Then began a summer job, reaching the platform (the military word "platform" in common parlance at all, by the way?), We had time just to take off the first board

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Start occurs afterburner mode, as evidenced by flames leap out of the nozzles both engines.
When the afterburner additional kerosene burned in the afterburner, located behind the turbine upstream of the nozzle. Engine thrust is considerably increased, as, indeed, and fuel consumption. Obviously, this mode is short for takeoff, climb, maneuver in battle.

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

The plane takes off is not something that a roaring noise or — more likely to crash, from which, it seems, turns everything inside. Lech's remembered one technician told him, "Next to the band when you stand on the rise — the heart of the liver in some places change" :)))) That's about the way it is.

Serge does not lose composure at the sight of a supersonic all-weather fighter-interceptor and beat a series of masterpieces :)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

01-red in the meantime has started

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

37 Red is connected to the generator and is also waiting for the start. Engines run on the principle of electric starter, with the usual civil aviation auxiliary power unit (APU) is not here. To start the generator is required.

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Ups performed with intervals of a few minutes. Slightly less than half an hour — and the parking lot empty.
Very pleased that the flights that we were lucky enough to watch here at the airport are not "reference" for Kansk are normal workdays. Fly four days a week, extreme departures on the night. The pilots and navigators to hone their skills, patrol the area to interact with the air defense forces, are the conventional targets reflect a simulated enemy attacks, are involved in large-scale exercises on the interaction between departments and branches of the military, like today.

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

The weather is not that at all pumped up, but the gray skies and nasty fine autumn rain brings about changes, especially in the shooting

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Control room aviation engineering service technicians, in a simple way. Here, as far as I can imagine is waiting for the team on duty crews pilots.

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

It's a little shell-shocked spotters in the fields

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Did not catch the very moment, unfortunately, but here you can see how techniques drawn to wingtip.
There is a sign at the technicians, clap board for the ending before the flight to flight went normally.
Each group of technicians, by the way, your board is fixed, which of course they know inside out. This is very true.

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

All right, it's time to fly

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Many of the aircraft — registered. This, for example, bears the name of a fighter pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Ivanovich Sementsova

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Quite seriously frightened, of which in excess along the runway. The usual thing on the ground, and not only in the military.
Despite all sorts of poetic comparison, airplanes and birds — as far as not friends

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

In the distance, parking alert. A pair of fighter jets and charged with armed, aircraft are ready at any moment to take off the alarm. The pilots, respectively, to intercede on duty every day.

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

At the preliminary. Visible machine UPC — start command post

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Lighting the afterburner flame is marked by language and a distinctive yellow-brown exhaust

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Before the band at approximately 10-12 meters. Sound pressure here — to the point of pain threshold.
I tried to get closer, but after the first take-off has left this venture, because the pain in my ears just interferes with the normal shooting

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

As the distance plane hiding in dense haze from their own engines

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Departures culminated in the air 5 aircraft meet their educational goals.
Move on to the parking lot, there was some

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

18-red. He, too, would fly, but a little later. And while it is prepared for departure.
It's about time we get to know this beautiful machine closer

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

I'm a technically indifferent, therefore, there you maaalenky this educational program.

So, MiG-31BM, nice to meet you.

Double supersonic all-weather fighter-interceptor long range.
Range — up to 3,000 kilometers
Service ceiling — 20 kilometers 600 meters
Armament: GSh-6-23 (6 barrels, caliber 23mm) as well as missiles "air" on the six external pylons. The aircraft can also arm themselves antiradar, anti-ship missiles, guided bombs.
Two D-30F6 engine develops total thrust in afterburner a little more than 30 tons

BM — an extreme modification of the MiG-31: Here we have a completely new radar system, a system of armament control sighting system. Significantly redesigned cockpit and navigator: solved, in particular, the problem of the lack of visual contact between cabins, that is when the pilot does not know what makes the navigator — mounted camera and multifunction LCD displays.
The aircraft can track up to 24 air targets simultaneously.
It is planned to upgrade the 60 units of the MiG-31 and MiG-31BM.

What can not be measured in numbers, so it's beauty. A MiG is really very beautiful!

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Machinery wheeled on a trolley packed brake parachute. Later we will see him in action, and not one

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Work in full swing. Seen from above between the keels laid open hook with a capsule parachute

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

  • Masters of the Sky.  MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)
  • Masters of the Sky. MiG-31BM at the airport Kansk (Far)

Tractor on the basis of the KrAZ-260
Wet Weight aircraft — about 40 tons, just this edifice with no place to move.
It is doubly surprising that about the same amount, for example, weighs 737, is then given its size .. feel the difference, as they say

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