Foreign Airfield VisitPast Tours

Yermolino – Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (John Tomlinson)

After our first night at Vnukovo we were up next morning at 0500 for breakfast and out by 0605hrs.
The first stop was a Russian Air Force base called Yermolino. Grant had previously been told that the larger aircraft could be read off from the road, however the smaller ones we may not have much success. So not a bad haul for the 20 minutes that we looked about. It was quite a busy main road, however no one seemed to have been bothered with us.
Just for the record, here’s a view as we drove past. You can see the distance involved and that the aircraft are nose on, thus not all were easily read off.
First the requests:
RF-36604 Antonov An-26  was initially read off, however this could possibly be RF-36004  An-26 C/n 48-03. This one had been noted at Arkhangelsk in July 2017.
Anyway, here’s the confirmed noted between 0720-0740hrs
120 yellow    Mil Mi-8MTV-2    C/n     96162    Russian Ministry of the Interior
RF-12042    Antonov An-12BK    C/n     8345707    Russian Ministry of the Interior
RF-12043    Antonov An-12BK    C/n     9346610    Russian Ministry of the Interior
RF-34220    Mil Mi-8MTV-2    C/n     95327    Russian Ministry of the Interior
RF-34222    Mil Mi-8MTV-2    C/n     95468    Russian Ministry of the Interior (Coded 102 yellow)
RF-34223    Mil Mi-8MTV-2    C/n     95472    Russian Ministry of the Interior
RF-34224    Mil Mi-8MTV-2    C/n     95475    Russian Ministry of the Interior (Coded 109 yellow)
RF-36174    Antonov An-26    C/n     66-01    Russian Ministry of the Interior
RF-76802    Ilyushin IL-76MD    C/n     93495874    Russian Ministry of the Interior
RF-76828    Ilyushin IL-76MD    C/n     1003405164    Russian Ministry of the Interior
RF-86887    Ilyushin IL-76M    C/n     13431945    Russian Ministry of the Interior
RF-90316    Antonov An-72    C/n     36572093872    Strategic Rocket Forces
With the following, it was a shame that we could not read off the RF numbers. However we were warned!
10 yellow    Mil-8/17    C/n     Unknown    Russian Air Force
21 yellow    Mil-8/17    C/n     Unknown    Russian Air Force
41 yellow    Mil-8/17    C/n     Unknown    Russian Air Force
130 yellow    Mil-8/17    C/n     Unknown    Russian Air Force
Plus three more unreadable An-26’s due to the angle of the aircraft to ourselves.
Unreadable ?    Antonov An-26    C/n     Unknown    Russian Air Force
Unreadable ?    Antonov An-26    C/n     Unknown    Russian Air Force
Unreadable ?    Antonov An-26    C/n     Unknown    Russian Air Force

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