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RF-94128 / 10 red (cn 35199) I bet the groundcrew member felt the massive power of the Bear's huge counter-rotating propellers even more
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A visitor from Canada posted Fri February 28, 2014:
Amazing shot!!

Just a little detail I noticed. The props are actually contra-rotating. Counter rotating propellers (as mentioned in the description)are found on multi-engine aircraft in which the two engines rotate opposite directions of each other. So technically you are correct because it is a multi-engine airplane but I assume for the purpose of this photo contra-rotating is more appropriate. This is when there are 2 propellers on the same drive shaft that rotate about the same axis but in opposite directions.

Again what a great picture of an amazing plane.

A visitor from - posted Tue August 6, 2013:
Cool! Considering the man is closer to the camera, and the prop still looks gigantic, means its even BIGGER than it looks!

A visitor from United States posted Mon August 5, 2013:
Big Bubba! What a sound it makes

A visitor from Canada posted Thu August 1, 2013:
That's a face only a mother could love and even then... WOW, that is a big set of props. Not sure I'd be standing so close though and this picture gets you close enough to FEEL the power.

A visitor from Germany posted Wed July 31, 2013:
Define massive

A visitor from Switzerland posted Wed July 31, 2013:
Wonderful picture of this beast!

A visitor from - posted Tue July 30, 2013:
What a beast!

A visitor from - posted Tue July 30, 2013:
What a large diameter propellers!!, look at its countermeasure sensor (jammer) under its nose. (Babak T)

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 30, 2013:
Interesting photo Andreas - but how close was the guy to that propeller? The camera angle makes it look dangerously close...

Capt. Dan
Northwest Airlines (Retired)

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