In 2011, it closed one of the oldest airports in Moscow - "bull" was built in 1933. Older than it was only the Central airfield them. Frunze built in 1910 at the Khodynka, which also ceased to exist in this century. Looking airport grounds with satellite maps, I noticed a group of aircraft away from the runway, that is clearly no longer used and are in storage. Now it remains for small, to come back and see with your own eyes. Moreover, the airport is not working, and most likely protected somehow, and therefore, the problems to exposure to the aircraft should not be.
Gathering on the road to Bykovo all plugs that were we got to the place in just a couple of hours before dark. The weather, too, had no luck, constantly going to rain. But as I expected, to get to the plane was elementary.
45 photos saoirse-2010
The first aircraft appeared exactly at the point where the coordinates are shown with satellite maps. True, the picture there were two, but in reality there was only one.
02. And here is a group of three aircraft that was supposed to be a kilometer away from this side moved closer and acquired another machine. So that the number of abandoned aircraft on a satellite map and actually coincided.
03. First, not aircraft on our way was the IL-76TD.
04. Since the tail number was known, it is possible to know some details about the machine. This aircraft was released in December 1982 for the Soviet Air Force. Native its modification of IL-76MD (modernizirovanyj remote). As a military transport plane, this board flying for 10 years.
05. After the collapse of the USSR the aircraft was in Ukraine, where in 1993 he was sent to storage. Standing for two years began to use the plane again, first one year in the Ukraine, and then after conversion to IL-76, it started to operate in Russia.