Drone View of Russia’s Central Air Force Museum Is Impressive

Drone Video of Russia’s Central Air Force Museum Is Impressive 1 photo
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Housed at Monino Airfield, 40 km east of Moscow, the Central Air Force Museum is one of the world's largest of the kind and certainly the biggest one for Russian aircraft. Besides hosting weapons, instruments and uniforms, it’s also the home to 173 aircraft and about 120 engines. A drone video recently released shows the entire fleet covered in snow waiting to be discovered.
The 20-hectare site is filled with some very interesting breeds that include the Mil V-12, which is the largest helicopter ever built, and the Antonov An-22, the world’s largest turboprop-powered aircraft to date. Released by Russia Today, the video sure makes you want to reconsider you touristic sights next time you’re visiting Moscow.

Another unique aircraft that can be observed in the clip is the Tupolev Tu-114, a famous turboprop-powered long-range airliner made by the Tupolev design bureau and built in the USSR from May 1955. Even today, it continues to hold the official title of the fastest propeller-driven aircraft since 1960.

Then there’s the Soviet’s version of the famous Anglo-French Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144. The retired commercial airliner was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft and it’s one of only two to enter service, the other being the Western European-built model.

The prototype did fly two months before the first flight of Concorde. Another record keeper that can be visited in the Museum is the largest and heaviest fighter ever in service, the Tupolev Tu-28.

We’ll have to agree, seeing all these puppies and a lot more being covered in snow with the light being quite dull, kind of gives you a weird feeling, yet that doesn’t mean these fleet is not impressive so we figured it was worth sharing. Again, don’t forget to visit it say you’re in the area some time this year.

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