Foreign Airfield Visit

Kubinka – Friday 28th August 2020 (Gavin Maxwell)

Forward by Grant Robinson

Hi all,

The following report was put together courtesy of information provided by Moscow based Gavin Maxwell. This show amazingly still went ahead despite COVID, and although I did the right thing in cancelling my planned trip there, I will go again next year if anyone fancies joining me to do this and everything aviation that Moscow has to offer (COVID allowing).

 

Report by Gavin Maxwell

Army 2020 expo was held this year between 23rd to 29th August at Kubinka near Moscow. Army 2020 is the sixth time this exhibition has been held and is a world beating show of military strength by the Russian Government attracting thousands of participants from 120 countries.

It is held in three distinct areas – 1) Patriot Park is for ground equipment and is near Kubinka town – 2) the air component is held at Kubinka air base 55km west of Moscow – 2) Alabino training ground where tactical warfare is practised with competitions between tanks and marine exercises being held. Live fire is used!

The last three days are available to the public and the air base is free of charge.

A total of around 170 aircraft was seen at the airbase which also has a small museum of six fighter aircraft. Stars of the show were the new Sukhoi Su-35S which flew a spectacular display, probably the best I have seen including Cobra, backward flips and somersaults, followed by the Strizhi (Swallows) in nine MiG-29 types and the Russki Vityazi (Russian Knights) with four Su30SM’s and two Su-35S’s.

The most unusual sight of the day was the arrival of a Qatar Emiri Air Force C17A registration MAE. It arrived smack bang in the middle of a aerobatic flying display of Yak-52’s…quite a bizarre sight to see….but that’s Russia for you! Seen at Kubinka on the 28th August 2020…….

 

 

Preserved and on display along entrance road:

11 blue, MiG-19, Soviet, c/n 62211010?


54 blue, MiG-21, Soviet


01 red, MiG-23, Russian


07 red, Su-7, Soviet


14 blue, MiG-29, Russian


3 blue, Su-27, Russian

 

 

Preserved on high plinth at base entrance:

237 red, MiG-17, Soviet

 

 

Main Apron:

96742, Mil-8AMT, Rosvertol


982, ANSAT, Rosvertol


34 blue/RF-81705, Su-30SM, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)


56 blue/RF-95506, Su-35S, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)


72 red/RF-04529, Mil-38, Russian Air Force


3112 yellow, Mil-26T, Rosvertol
31 red, L-29 (cockpit only)
19 red, L-29 (cockpit only)
no marks, Yak-40 (cockpit only)

 

Hangar:

057 blue, Su-57, Sukhoi OKB


12 blue, MiG-35, RSK MiG


103 yellow, Ka-52, Russian Navy

 

 

West of ramp:

83 yellow/RF-13383?, Mil-24P, Russian Air Force
50 red/RF-13664, Mil-24P, Russian Air Force
32 red, Mil-8AMT, Russian Air Force
34 red/RF-90671, Mil-8AMT, Russian Air Force
51 yellow/RF-13491, Mil-28H, Russian Air Force


62 red/RF-13625, Mil-28H, Russian Air Force


08 yellow/RF-95320, Mil-28H, Russian Air Force


70 red/RF-13654, Mil-28H, Russian Air Force
70 yellow/RF-95346?, Mil-28H, Russian Air Force
71 red/RF-13655, Mil-28H, Russian Air Force
83 red/RF-13422, Ka-52, Russian Air Force
89 red/RF-13428, Ka-52, Russian Air Force

 

 

Heli static line:

RF-90600, Ka-226, Russian Air Force


97 yellow/RF-13440, Ka-52, Russian Air Force


52 yellow/RF-13492, Mil-28H, Russian Air Force


58 yellow/RF-13460, Mil-24P, Russian Air Force


04 red/RF-93549, Mil-24P, Russian Air Force


78 yellow/RF-04508, Mil-8AMT, Russian Air Force


06 yellow/RF-95568, Mil-26T, Russian Air Force

 

 

Mid field static:

28 red/RF-94157, Tu-22M3, Russian Air Force
02 red/RF-94102, Tu-160, Russian Air Force, c/n 830 07526, Vasili Reshetnikov


19 red/RF-94123, Tu-95MS, Russian Air Force, c/n 36177, Krasnoyarsk

 

Private static line:

14 yellow, Stampe SV.4


RA-2833G, Dolphin 10
RF-01180, SM2000


RF-00206, Yak-52


RA-2919G, V100


RA-15695, Mil-2, c/n 5410312077


RA-2039G, EA300


no marks, CK-04


02 red, L-29, Soviet

 

Main static line:

33 red/RF-50602, IL-76/A50, Russian Air Force, c/n 00434 54618, Vladimir Ivanov


50 blue/RF-94275, IL-78, Russian Air Force, c/n 10034 03079


RF-78653, IL-76MD90, Russian Air Force, c/n 001 05, Viktor Livanov


RF-64525, Tu-214, Russian Air Force, c/n 145074 2709025, Open Skies
RF-61735, An-148, Russian Air Force, c/n 27015042035
RA-30078, An-30, Russian Air Force, c/n 05 07


RF-72963, An-72, Russian Air Force, c/n 365720 92845


53 red/RF-36011, An-26, Russian Air Force, c/n 673 045 02


25 red/RF-28057, L410, Russian Air Force


05 yellow/RF-90587, An-2, Russian Air Force


47 red/RF-95091, Su-24SM, Russian Air Force


94 red/RF-91974, Su-25SM, Russian Air Force


09 red/RF-95888, Su-34, Russian Air Force


60 red/RF-81771, Su-30SM, Russian Air Force


22 red/RF-81773, Su-35S, Russian Air Force


34 blue/RF-92313, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force


15 blue, MiG-35, Russian Air Force


89 red/RF-92500, MiG-31K, Russian Air Force


81 blue/RF-90913, MiG-31BK, Russian Air Force


24 red/RF-93265, DA42, Russian Air Force
21 red/RF-44481, Yak-130, Russian Air Force


82 yellow/RF-13468, Ansat, Russian Air Force


31 yellow/RF-19188, Ka-27, Russian Navy


22 yellow/RF-75345, IL-38, Russian Navy, c/n 0810 110 06, Viktor Potapov

 

 

North compound 1:

32 blue/RF-92312, MiG-29, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)
?? blue, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, blue camo c/s
54 blue, Su-35S, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)
55 blue/RF-95005, Su-35S,Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)

North compound 2:

02 blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
03 blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
08 blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
10 blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
?? blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
?? blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
?? blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
?? blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
?? blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
?? blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
?? blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, faded camo c/s
11 blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
2 blue, Su-27SM, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
20 blue, Su-27UB, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
24 blue, Su-27UB, Russian Air Force, Russian Test Pilots Display team
31 blue/RF-81702, Su-30SM, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)
53 blue, Su-35S, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force

 

 

Flightline:

29 blue/RF-91929, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)


?? blue, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts) old c/s
?? blue, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts) old c/s
?? blue, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts) old c/s
?? blue, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts) old c/s
?? blue, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts) old c/s
?? blue, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts) old c/s
53 red, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, grey c/s
?? blue, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, grey c/s
24 blue/RF-90857, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, grey c/s
26 blue/RF-92307, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, grey c/s
?? blue, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, grey c/s
?? blue, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, blue c/s
?? blue, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, grey c/s
?? blue, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, grey c/s
?? red, Su-35S, Russian Air Force, camo c/s
RA-12137, An-12, Russian Air Force, Rossiya grey c/s, c/n 0034 76 05


RA-26226, An-30, Russian Air Force, c/n 07 06
87 black/RF-36052, An-30, Russian Air Force, c/n 08 07
01 black/RF-30083, An-30, Russian Air Force, c/n 13 07

 

Landed:

03 blue/RF-36049, An-26, Russian Air Force, grey c/s, c/n 49 02
RF-85655, Tu-5, Russian Air Force, Open Skies, 89A-798


MAE, C-17A, Qatar Emiri Air Force

 

South storage ramp:

11 red, An-26S, Russian Air Force, sat on tail
RA-26696, An-26S, Russian Air Force, sat on tail
48 blue, Tu-134UBL, Russian Air Force, c/n 64830
75926, IL-22M, Russian Air Forcec/n 296 40 11203 (cvtd IL18D c/n 188 0112 03)
22 blue, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
44 blue, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
47 blue, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
48 blue, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
64 blue, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
65 blue, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
71 blue, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
??, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
??, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
??, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
??, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
??, MiG-29, Russian Air Force
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force (fuselage only)
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force (fuselage only)
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force (fuselage only)
36 red, Su-25, Russian Air Force
18 yellow, Su-25, Russian Air Force
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force
??, Su-27UB, Russian Air Force
??, Su-27UB, Russian Air Force
??, Su-27UB, Russian Air Force
??, Su-27UB, Russian Air Force
04 blue, Su-25, Russian Air Force
05 blue, Su-25, Russian Air Force
47, Su-25, Russian Air Force
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force
??, Su-25, Russian Air Force
11 yellow/RF-95570, Mil-26T, Russian Air Force

 

Flying:

Somewhere in the smoke is Sukhoi Su-35S Russkiyi Vityazi 50 blue doing a somersault on its self 😊

50 blue, Su-35S, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)


51 blue, Su-35S, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)


32 blue/RF-81703, Su-30SM, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)


35 blue/RF-81706, Su-30SM, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)


36 blue/RF-81721, Su-30SM, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)


37 blue/RF-81722, Su-30SM, Russian Air Force, Russikiye Vityazi (Russian Knights)


02 blue/RF-91946, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)


09 blue/RF-91951, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)
12 blue/RF-91945, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)
15 blue/RF-92283, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)
16 blue/RF-92113, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)
17 blue/RF-92810, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)
18 blue/RF-92300, MiG-29UB, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)


31 blue/RF-92311, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)
34 blue/RF-92134, MiG-29SMT, Russian Air Force, Strizi (Swifts)
38 red/RF-24773, Mil-8AMT, Russian Air Force
RA-?????, PA-23, Display team
RA-?????, Yak-52, Display team
RA-?????, Yak-52, Display team
RA-?????, Yak-52, Display team
RA-?????, Yak-52, Display team

Photograph credits: All Gavin Maxwell apart from the CK-04 which was courtesy of Alexander Belyakov and An-12 RA-12137 which was courtesy of Roman Galkov.

Construction number credits: http://www.spottingmode.com

Best regards,

Grant Robinson
http://www.facebook.com/groups/oxfordaviationgroup
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/albums

 

 

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