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(The Sun)   Russian relics of the Cold War rotting in graveyards of the fallen communist state revealed in haunting photos (possible nsfw content on page)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line
    More: Interesting, Soviet Union, Cold War, Russia, World War II, Mikhail Gorbachev, Communist state, Perestroika, Moscow  
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2020-11-27 9:16:48 PM  
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What's the large straight wing plane on the top right?
 
2020-11-27 11:47:50 PM  
Looks a lot like Destiny's Cosmodrome biome.
 
2020-11-28 12:50:57 AM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [thesun.co.uk image 850x636]
What's the large straight wing plane on the top right?


M-55 Mystic reconnaissance plane
 
2020-11-28 2:53:08 AM  
I'm glad we don't have anything like that.
 
2020-11-28 3:00:09 AM  
um yea we do look up davis monthan aircraft boneyard
 
2020-11-28 3:09:54 AM  

riknight: um yea we do look up davis monthan aircraft boneyard


The aircraft at the boneyard are being kept in a low-humidity environment and have been wrapped to keep the elements out so they can theoretically be recommissioned if needed.

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The Soviet aircraft were just left to rust, so there's probably no way you could ever safely get them flying again because the airframes have been compromised by corrosion.

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2020-11-28 4:19:55 AM  
The sea skimming plane I think has been moved to a museum.
 
2020-11-28 6:03:49 AM  

Mad_Radhu: The aircraft at the boneyard are being kept in a low-humidity environment and have been wrapped to keep the elements out so they can theoretically be recommissioned if needed.


Yep, they are even sold as "new" to corrupt governments around the world who want to "win" US support.
 
2020-11-28 6:48:36 AM  

pup.socket: Mad_Radhu: The aircraft at the boneyard are being kept in a low-humidity environment and have been wrapped to keep the elements out so they can theoretically be recommissioned if needed.

Yep, they are even sold as "new" to corrupt governments around the world who want to "win" US support.


The more you spend, the more you "win".
 
2020-11-28 7:12:41 AM  

Clash City Farker: pup.socket: Mad_Radhu: The aircraft at the boneyard are being kept in a low-humidity environment and have been wrapped to keep the elements out so they can theoretically be recommissioned if needed.

Yep, they are even sold as "new" to corrupt governments around the world who want to "win" US support.

The more you spend, the more you "win".


Yep.
 
2020-11-28 8:43:03 AM  
FTFA:

The fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 signalled the official end to the Soviet Union

No it didn't.
 
2020-11-28 9:35:45 AM  

Mad_Radhu: riknight: um yea we do look up davis monthan aircraft boneyard

The aircraft at the boneyard are being kept in a low-humidity environment and have been wrapped to keep the elements out so they can theoretically be recommissioned if needed.

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The Soviet aircraft were just left to rust, so there's probably no way you could ever safely get them flying again because the airframes have been compromised by corrosion.

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It'd be interesting to see how well those could be recommissioned. Just like with software I imagine those machines will reach a point where there's nobody left to work on them properly because everyone retired/died.
 
2020-11-28 9:45:55 AM  
The place I was stationed in Germany was abandoned after the treaty got rid of Pershing missiles.

Someone went on to the site and filmed how it has become overgrown.

Lost Place Arsbeck Pershing
Youtube oOnu7NyuD6E
 
2020-11-28 10:29:28 AM  

dittybopper: FTFA:

The fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 signalled the official end to the Soviet Union

No it didn't.


In a philosophical sense, perhaps.  But not in reality.
 
2020-11-28 11:41:09 AM  

johnny_vegas: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [thesun.co.uk image 850x636]
What's the large straight wing plane on the top right?

M-55 Mystic reconnaissance plane


balloon interceptor??? So it was really for hunting UFO's!
 
2020-11-28 12:27:46 PM  

Slypork: The place I was stationed in Germany was abandoned after the treaty got rid of Pershing missiles.

Someone went on to the site and filmed how it has become overgrown.

[YouTube video: Lost Place Arsbeck Pershing]


The place I was stationed supported the Pershing II and GLCM (HF and microwave comms).  It apparently kept going for a while after the IRBM Treaty but is completely gone now.

If you look at this Google Maps overhead, the rounded rectangular road was the road around the parade ground in the center of the barracks buildings.  The road running off to the left went to the headquarters building.  Here's a map of what it looked like when I was there, I worked at the ET-A Site on the far right.

It was an old Luftwaffe base that had been recommissioned as a US base, and now it's grass and port buildings.
 
2020-11-28 3:56:44 PM  

johnny_vegas: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [thesun.co.uk image 850x636]
What's the large straight wing plane on the top right?

M-55 Mystic reconnaissance plane


What are the other planes in the pic?
 
2020-11-28 4:27:19 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: johnny_vegas: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [thesun.co.uk image 850x636]
What's the large straight wing plane on the top right?

M-55 Mystic reconnaissance plane

What are the other planes in the pic?


The two on the bottom left may be SU-17 Fitters not sure about the others without a little research
 
2020-11-28 6:27:57 PM  

johnny_vegas: Walt_Jizzney: johnny_vegas: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [thesun.co.uk image 850x636]
What's the large straight wing plane on the top right?

M-55 Mystic reconnaissance plane

What are the other planes in the pic?

The two on the bottom left may be SU-17 Fitters not sure about the others without a little research


Top left is a wingless MIG-25
 
2020-11-28 6:51:10 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: johnny_vegas: Walt_Jizzney: johnny_vegas: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [thesun.co.uk image 850x636]
What's the large straight wing plane on the top right?

M-55 Mystic reconnaissance plane

What are the other planes in the pic?

The two on the bottom left may be SU-17 Fitters not sure about the others without a little research

Top left is a wingless MIG-25


Good call.  The others may be YAK-28's
 
2020-11-28 7:26:46 PM  

johnny_vegas: Pointy Tail of Satan: johnny_vegas: Walt_Jizzney: johnny_vegas: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [thesun.co.uk image 850x636]
What's the large straight wing plane on the top right?

M-55 Mystic reconnaissance plane

What are the other planes in the pic?

The two on the bottom left may be SU-17 Fitters not sure about the others without a little research

Top left is a wingless MIG-25

Good call.  The others may be YAK-28's


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Gonna go MiG-23 for bottom left. Pointier nose, little jagged part where the wing sweep back, and wings sweep back parallel to tail.

Concur with Yak-28 for the four in the middle. Those engines are unmistakable.

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/right in the feels, no matter whose side of the Cold War those old warbirds once flew.
 
2020-11-28 7:45:17 PM  

Twilight Farkle: johnny_vegas: Pointy Tail of Satan: johnny_vegas: Walt_Jizzney: johnny_vegas: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [thesun.co.uk image 850x636]
What's the large straight wing plane on the top right?

M-55 Mystic reconnaissance plane

What are the other planes in the pic?

The two on the bottom left may be SU-17 Fitters not sure about the others without a little research

Top left is a wingless MIG-25

Good call.  The others may be YAK-28's

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Gonna go MiG-23 for bottom left. Pointier nose, little jagged part where the wing sweep back, and wings sweep back parallel to tail.

Concur with Yak-28 for the four in the middle. Those engines are unmistakable.

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/right in the feels, no matter whose side of the Cold War those old warbirds once flew.


I was tossed up between SU-17 and -24 and went with -17 because of size but I think you are right
 
2020-11-28 9:49:22 PM  
The Boneyard has all kinds of interesting aircraft.

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2020-11-29 2:31:32 AM  
One of the more evil-looking places I've been was a former Soviet nuclear missile silo complex in Lithuania.  Old, rusting, dark missile holes that look like something in them's going to say "Zuul" or something more Lovecraftian. I'm sure we've got similar things in North Dakota, but probably not many as thoroughly decaying or open for tourists.
 
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