Aviation Photo #4301461 Tupolev Tu-142MK-E - India - Navy

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The phenomenal crew of INAS 312 "Albatross" lined her up on the taxiway just the way we wanted & lit her nav & cockpit lights on my request. I squandered a lot of time inside the aircraft instead of shooting her here under the stars & so this is one of only 2 decent night shots i've got of her :-( 317 did another test flight the next day rehearsing the retirement flypast for the 29th when she bowed out of the Indian Navy handing the LR MR ASW baton over to the Boeing P-8I after about 3 decades of service.
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Photo Added: April 06, 2017

Comments (12)

5 years ago
Beautiful shot, Vishal
233   India
5 years ago
Thank You Chinmay :-)
Florida, USA
5 years ago
Long live the mighty BEAR... Great shot Vishal
233   India
5 years ago
I echo your sentiment Mike, Cheers :-)
332   India
5 years ago
Totally love this shot, this stands out from all the shots I've seen. Looks lovely.
233   India
5 years ago
It could've so easily been you instead of me, next time mate ;-)
19   India
5 years ago
This is so lovely! There is so much peace in this picture. Love it!
233   India
5 years ago
Anet didn't want my personal choice of composition which involved a lot more stars & sky and a lot less grass & ground and so I had to settle for this less peaceful, less artful composition.
I like how you have articulated your admiration in words, it perfectly describes this particular moment - the lead-up to which involved immense amount of sweat and toil.

Cheers - VJ
885   Cyprus
5 years ago
Stunning shot Vishal!!!/Stelios Ioannou
233   India
5 years ago
ευχαριστώ Stelios :-)
438   India
5 years ago
Dude, perfect!
Washington, USA
5 years ago
Was looking for model reference shots and came across this. Great photo! Love how the props cast shadows back on the fuselage. Almost like a ghostly tiger sitting there. Bear-tiger. :) now means I'll have to add another TU-95 to my collection in ARK livery. Which will be excellent!

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