Galleries 25
Collections 0
Groups 0
Created 4-Nov-08
Modified 19-Sep-20
Like so many other aviation enthousiasts, I have always been particularly interested in 'Soviet' aircraft; types produced in the former USSR and WarPac countries. Their attraction lies not only in the sturdiness, but also in their great design, which in my opinion is only rivalled by 1950s & 60s Western design.

On these pages you can see a small selection of the images I have made of Soviet hardware since 1990. Please bear in mind that some of the images were scanned from slides, and have had little post-production work.

For museums have a look here: http:/​/www.bessential.be/​museums

More type galleries to follow/requests are being taken.

100 лет ВВС

28 photos
Created 7-Jun-20
Modified 7-Jun-20
100 лет ВВС

An-2s etc in Czech Republic

10 photos
Created 19-Jan-21
Modified 19-Jan-21
An-2s etc in Czech Republic

Antonov 2

27 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Antonov 2

An-2s in Poland

41 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
An-2s in Poland

An-2s etc in Hungary

162 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
An-2s etc in Hungary

An-2s in Ukraine

77 photos
Created 2-Dec-19
Modified 2-Dec-19
An-2s in Ukraine

An-2 in Russia

19 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
An-2 in Russia

Chernoye

58 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Chernoye

Helicopters

39 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Helicopters

Small aircraft

64 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Small aircraft

Antonov 12 (& An-8)

119 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Antonov 12 (& An-8)

Antonov 30

19 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Antonov 30

Ilyushin 18

12 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Ilyushin 18

Ilyushin 76

100 photos
Created 5-Oct-20
Modified 5-Oct-20
Ilyushin 76

Ilyushin 86

41 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Ilyushin 86

Ilyushin 96

12 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Ilyushin 96

Tupolev 134

149 photos
Created 14-Dec-19
Modified 14-Dec-19
Tupolev 134

Tu154 to Europe: the digital age (2004-2008)

49 photos
Created 14-Dec-19
Modified 14-Dec-19
Tu154 to Europe: the digital age (2004-2008)

Yak 40

19 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Yak 40

Ukraine

217 photos
Created 27-Oct-20
Modified 27-Oct-20
Ukraine

Bykovo

46 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Bykovo

Chkalovsky

38 photos
Created 17-Sep-19
Modified 17-Sep-19
Chkalovsky

Domodedovo

173 photos
Created 26-May-20
Modified 26-May-20
Domodedovo

Sheremetevo

62 photos
Created 10-Oct-20
Modified 10-Oct-20
Sheremetevo

Vnukovo

126 photos
Created 26-May-20
Modified 26-May-20
Vnukovo