Posts tagged USSR
Soviet reaction to the American Space Shuttle.
Russian stunt pilot Valentin Privalov flying under the central span the bridge over river Ob, June 14, 1965.
Sukhoi pilots of the Red Air Force.
"Death to World Capitalism", 1957.
Russian/Soviet history nerd daily accomplishment.
"Over the Soviet land must fly Soviet dirigibles"
(In keeping with tradition, the big red one at top left is named “Lenin”)
"We will destroy the kulak as a class"
Today, 74 years ago.
1st of May.
My friend gave me this and stated “you know more about it than I do.”
A pair of lend-lease P-63s flying over Niagara Falls at some point in 1943.
Sukhoi fighters of the past 50 years. Note: TsAGI = Central Aero and Hydrodynamics Institute, the closest equivalent of NACA/NASA. Most Soviet aircraft design went through TsAGI first, which dictated certain things. This explains why the MiG-21 and Su-9/11 look very similar, and why both of these delta-winged aircraft had separate conventional tailplanes rather than being pure “tail-less” delta jets (such as the Dassault Mirage series, F-102, F-106, etc).
That said, what I really want is a Su-27 painted red with the words “bite it sideways” on the underside.
Beria and Svetlana (Stalin’s daughter) looking their own forms of comfortable with others.