Aviation Photo #1780735 Ilyushin Il-76MD - Russia - Air Force

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What a beauty!!! I always liked the IL-76. I hope you will too. :) This picture shows them at once 4 pieces!!!
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    Igor Dvurekov
    Russia - Air Force
    Ilyushin Il-76MD
    Ilyushin Il-76/78/82
    Ilyushin Il-76/78/82
    Ilyushin
    0073474226
    RA-76719
    Pskov
    Russia
    September 2010
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Anonymous
11 years ago
I like it! The second Il-76 appears to have its nose pointed downward on approach. I have noticed this seems characteristic of the Il-76 as it lands. Why is this?
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is a great photo, 4 Il-76 at once!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The nose pointed downward it's tipically of aircrafts with the high wing like e.g. Fokker F-27 or ATR-42/72. It's simply aerodinamics...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool. I am just wodering why our RA AF use the civil flag instead of stars. (I am from Russia - but the system makes me expat for no reason).
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, Igor, congratulations!
Chukcha
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing photo, catching them all four in one photo! Well done!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A wonderfully unique photo! Many thanks for sharing such an unusual scene.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The remarkable photo, composition is simply magnificent, as well as planes.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect pic of a mighty planes! No matter is it Antartica, Sahara or Siberia, the IL-76 is omnipresent.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Having the nose pointing downwards means that the landing speed is slightly above the right one for that weight. the wings are producing too much lift (flaps) so the pilot have to lower the nose leading to a low angle of attack (sometimes neg).
It have a big advantage... in case of a go around/engine failure... the aircraft have already engines running at high rpm.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A very interesting picture, Igor!
I can hardly imagine the sound of all those engines. Can't have enough of those 76's :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thats really great shot Igor!!!/Stelios Ioannou
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now that's the REAL MOJO ! Well done Igor !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Respect!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Here is a beauty!!! Very nice shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good work ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely true!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Smoking hot picture! Well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh wow, so many of my favourite aircraft in one shot. Magnificent!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome shot!!! Love the IL76. Wakes me up every morning flying 300ft over my house here in Dubai :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great! Looks as busy as Heathrow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a giant bird!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Impressive!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Impressive picture, showing the power of these giants.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! IL-76 City!! Well done there.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful Il-76s, I love them! Excellent shot of the 4 smokers. My vote! Yes the nose is pointed down on high-wing aircraft, noticeable also on the Dash-8 for example, especially in landing configuration. The thing with the Il-76 is the downward angle on the wings, which I guess also affects its attitude? Waiting for someone to further discuss the topic :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! Pskov is one of the best airports in the world to take photos of Il-76s but only on operating days. But be aware of the Military Police!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Do i hear Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries ?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hard to imagine the patience and good luck required to get four in the same shot! a once-in-a-lifetime photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great composition, nice pastel sky, graceful smoke swirls = 5 stars! This looks like a ballet. Bravo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The 2nd IL-76 looks like an eagle, with its talons stretched down and its wings spread as it swoops down to catch some prey. :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just amazing to see 4 of these magnificent beasts in one shot!!! Totally awesome picture!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, fantastic photo !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome job! Just amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
I am always amazed by the sheer beauty of this a/c.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Russian version of Heathrow. Shall we call it Heathrowski!? (Ali Aminzadeh)
Anonymous
11 years ago
EXCELLENT photo! I love this plane! Its one of the best airlifters in the world and such an awesome rugged & super-tough Russian design. Looks like a science-fiction alien dropship!! Nosedown approach is a trademark of this type of plane. Long live smoky noisy engines!! Nice to see this amongst all the boring quiet efficient new turbofans! I love the "headlights" hee hee.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cracker pic
Anonymous
11 years ago
If it was me there, I'd end up crying.
=')
perfect timing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing picture, Igor! My dream - made like shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Saw a lot in Libya. Heavy Transport. Have seen one stripped down with Gun turrets on it. stol
Anonymous
11 years ago
Super, very nivce...
Anonymous
11 years ago
To Ali Aminzadeh:
"Heathrow"? Don't forget that those are military transport planes, especially for airborne forces ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW !!! 4 IL-76's in one pic!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Igor!Thanks for beauty of IL-76.Stunning!SPASIBO!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Such a daunting angle on the IL76, and the depth of field with the incoming jets is equally daunting...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ok, you can confess .... this was all combined, so that all appear in the same picture ... ;-)) .......... 5*
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent color and composition, and those Russians sure know how to build aircraft with character. Fantastic shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
You dont get to take a shot of an IL-76 on the ground and 3x IL-76's on approach anywhere else in the world.Just an amazing site.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Must be a rusha hour for Pskov!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Magnificent photos highlighting the conditions these monsters can work on. Il-76's are beautiful in their own right. PS-90 engines a must for being Enviro friendly. Hear these have the lowest cost of miles/passenger/gallon stats among the transports?.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I thought only the MF have these engines. These here look more like the D-30KP...
Anonymous
10 years ago
In regards to the nose down attitude. On any aircraft, the centre of (lift) pressure moves rearward with flaps deployed, hence the nose down appearance. Nothing unusual or specifically related to high-wing design. Most of us are so used to seeing airliners with highly swept wings and the high angle of attack (nose up) needed for lift at low speeds. The wings are anhedral as opposed to dihedral. The design is a payoff between stability and manoeuvrability. BTW, great photo! The depth of field is spot on.

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