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MAKS-2011 On Google Earth

Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:11 am

Apparently, MAKS 2011 was caught by sattelite cameras. If you go to coordinates 55.5679,38.140258 (i.e., Ramenskoye Airbase) on Google Maps (Sattelite View) or in Google Earth, you will see the line-up of aircraft on display along the shorter of Ramenskoye’s two runways. Google Earth dates the image as being taken on August 16, 2011.

With the help of pictures of MAKS 2011 found on the web and on, I tried to identify the aircraft on display. In particular, I made use of the pictures on this website:

To the extent possible, I matched the aircraft I identified with pictures from the database.

These are the results of my puzzlework (sometimes guesswork):

On the far left (west), south of the runway and along the taxiway, somewhat separate from the rest, are the A380

and B787

On the south side of the runway are mostly Russian and American military aircraft. From left to right (west to east), there is a Su-30MK,

a Mig-29SMT with weapons display,

then there is open space on which a bunch of Mig-29 family aircraft can be seen in MAKS 2011 pictures (respectively a Mig-35,

a Mig-29K,

and a Mig29OVT),

then a Yak-130,

[No picture available]

a group of four Su-27 family models (resp., a Su-35BM,

a Su-34,

a Su-27SM3

and a Su-30MK2),

a Su-25SM3,

a Mig-31BM,

and a Mig-29SMT.

These are followed by a group of military helicopters:

a Kazan Ansat-U,

a Ka-52,

a Mi-28N,

a Mi-8AMTSh,

and a Mi-26T.

Then there is group of large Russian aircraft, namely a Beriev A-50U
(with the tail of another Yak-130 visible under its right wing),

a Tu-95MS,

a Tu-160S,

an Il-76MD-90,

and an An-140.

Then there is an empty position where the An-158 is supposed to park.

Finally there is the strange-looking Myasishchev M-55 Geophysica, clearly identifiable on the satellite image with its double tail.

Missing on the satellite image is the Myasishchev M-101T Gzhel.

Then follow the US military aircraft:

a KC-10A,

an F-16D,

an F-16C,

an A-10,

an F-15E,

a B-52H,

a C-130J,

another A-10,

and a C-5M.

Missing from the satellite view is the P-3C Orion, which can be seen parked between the B-52 and the C-130 on MAKS-2011 pictures.

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In the middle of the runway, in front of the Sukhoi fighters, a plane is being towed. This seems to be the An-158 (moving to its flight display?).

The north side has mostly civilian aircraft. From left to right:

a Volga-Dnepr An-124,

note that the red machine being unloaded in the picture above is visible on the satellite image, in front of the aircraft.

an Il-96-400T,

a Tu-204SM,

a Tu-214ON aerial photography plane,

the Il-76LL flying testbed with the Indian Kaveri engine
(with the tail of a small Il-103 partly visible under its left wing),

the Tu-154M flying testbed,

a Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian,

a Technoavia Rysachok,

and a Let L-410 UVP-E20.

Then a series of helicopters:

an empty space where the Kazan Ansat civilian version is supposed to be parked,

a Mi-17-1V,

a Ka-32A firefighting helicopter,

an empty space where on August 19 a Ka-52 was parked (number 52 yellow),

a Ka-32A11BC of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations, (the Ka-52 is partly visible in the background on this picture)

an empty space where the Mi-8AMT (VIP version) can be seen in MAKS 2011 pictures,

a Mi-8AMT,

a Mi-28NE,

a Mi-34S1,

[No picture seems available on]

the first prototype Mi-38,

the second prototype Mi-38,

an empty space where the Mi-26T2 is supposed to park,

an AgustaWestland AW-109S Grand,

and an AgustaWestland AW-139 (?).

Then a line of ten aircraft:

a UTAir ATR-72-500;

a Bombardier DHC-8-402Q Dash 8;

an An-24;

[No picture seems available on]

an An-24B;

a Piaggio Avanti;

a Hawker Beechcraft Kingair 350;

another Hawker Beechcraft Kingair 350;

a Hawker Beechcraft 390 Premier IA;

a Bombardier CRJ-100;

and a Pilatus PC12.

Further east, there are two more helicopters:

a Mi-2, (note that the fire truck in the background is visible in the satellite image)

and a Mi-8MTV-1 with medic module.

Still further east east, there is open space, where the Be-200ChS is supposed to park.

Finally, at the eastern end of the line-up, there is an isolated airplane that seems to be a Yak-42D.

North of the main exhibition, a couple hundred meters north of the C-5, in a separate area, there seems to be a lone Be-200.

Going east from there, there is a group of three aircraft to the right of a big bluish-roofed building and to the south of the taxiway. These are a Tu-160, a Tu-204, and, on the right, the last flying Tu-144 (cn 08-2 / RA-77114), used for supersonic flight tests in the late-1990s

North of the taxiway, there is another Tu-144 (cn 09-1 or cn 09-2 / CCCP-77115), which was moved to the static display after the satellite picture was taken (the satellite image is dated August 16, whereas the Tu-144 is seen in the pictures below being prepared for the show and on the move on August 19).

On the western side of this northern taxiway, two Mig-29s seem to be in the process of being towed eastward, and a Mi-26 westward.

South of the main exhibition area, on the southern end of the central walkway that comes down from between the Tu-95 and the Tu-160, between the buildings, on the right hand-side of the walkway, there are two helicopters:

a Ka-226T

and a Mi-34C1.

Finally, to the southeast of the main complex, one can see a group of aircraft that have been put together as a temporary display of experimental/test aircraft.

Top line, from left to right:

a Su-15 twin-seater,

[No picture seems available on]

a Su-15 single-seater,

a Mig-21UM,

a Su-24,

an Aero L-39,

[No picture seems available on, but the aircraft is partially visible on the first picture of the Mig-25 below]

a Tu-134UBL (note the pointed nose, which is visible in the satellite image!),

a Mig-25PU,

the Tu-155 alternative fuel (liquid hydrogen) testbed,

and a Tu-16LL.

Lower line, from left to right:

a Mig-29 family aircraft,

[No picture found on]

a Su-27 family aircraft,

[No picture found on]

and the third Buran prototype (cn 02-1).

Here is the same Buran photographed just before the airshow, when its left side was not patched up yet:

An overview picture:

Please correct/comment, and add pictures if possible.

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