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MAV-200303 Mir Aviatsii N3 2003 magazine

Mir Aviatsii MAV-200303 Mir Aviatsii N3 2003 magazine
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MAV-200303 Mir Aviatsii N3 2003 magazine

Contents
Victor Kulikov and Aleksey Sergiyenko describe the life and combat career of Victor Fyodorov (Victor Federoff) who emigrated to France before WWI and became a fighter ace
Vladimir Ratkin gives the biography of Victor Lavskiy who fought in the Spanish Civil War and the Great Patriotic War, subsequently becoming the Chief Navigator of the Soviet Air Force
"From the Hermitage in St.Petersburg to the one in Groznyy". Oleg Rybal'chenko gives an eyewitness account of helicopter ops from Groznyy-Severnyy (callsigh "Hermitage") in September 1999/January 2001
The blessed land. A combat helicopter pilot describes the action in Chechnya in April - July 2000
The flying workmen of the war. Vladislav Morozov charts the operations of the Russian air group in the North Chechen War
Pyotr Batuyev describes the development of the highly specialised telemetry relay/radar picket aircraft used for missile tests from 1956 onwards
Boris Rychilo and Miroslav Morozov continue their histing of the Soviet Air Force's Guards units in 1941-45
Vasiliy Zolotov muses on the recent MAKS-2003 airshow
Color gallery: Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers named after famous airman
54 pages, 150 photos, drawings, color illustrations

Illustrations
1. Mi-8MTV-3 "61" did a remarkable job on 9th January 2000, airlifting 22 casualties from a battle area near Djalka settlement in extremely difficult conditions. It is seen here undergoing maintenance at Groznyy-Severnyy in April 2000
2. Mi-26 "89 Red" at Kalinovskaya airfield, March 2000
3. The author poses beside Mi-24V "58", dubbed Polosatyy (The Striped One) because the soot was washed off in stripes; Groznyy-Severnyy, 25th July 2000
4. A Mi-24 is prepared for salvage after force-landing near Boodyonnovsk
5. A pair of Mi-24s makes a low-level pass south-east of Vladikavkaz, firing LO-56 IRCM flares for the benefit of the cameramen as the Aleksandr Balabanov's movie "war was being filmed in August-September 2001"
6. One of four identical Mi-8MTKO night-capable helicopters (dubbed "Telepooziki" - "Teletubbies" - after the characters in the kids' TV show) which took part in the fighting in the Chechen TO in the autumn of 2001. Seen here at Groznyy-Khankala AB, the chopper wears freshly applied "prairie camouflage" (sand and green blotches with pale blue undersides) with no tactical code or even national insignia. It is armed with two B-8V20 FFAR pods
7. Su-25 "87 Blue" was operated in Chechnya in the colours of the disbanded "Nebesnyye goosary" (Celestian Hussars) display team. Boodyonnovsk, February 2002
8. Su-25UB "52 red", Boodyonnovsk, February 2002
9. Mi-8MTV-3 «61» based at Groznyy-Severnyy airport, April 2000. Russian flags - colloquially referred to as "besik" ("little devil"; actually a contraction of belo-sine-krasnyy, white/blue/red) - used to be painted on the external flight deck armour shields; only red paint could be found when an attempt was made to restore them
10. Mi-24P "03 White" Akula (Shark) operated by the Joint Air Group at kalinovskaya airfield, march 2000
11. MI-8MT "55" based at Boodyonnovsk in the spring of 2001. The helicopter wore standard but extremely faded camouflage; Russian flags were worn on both flight deck armour shields, with "White Eagle" artwork on the port side only
12. Mi-24P "01", dubbed Tooz (Ace); note the ace of spades. Joint Air Group, late July 2000
13. A Mi-8MTYa ECM helicopter belonging to the regiment at Boodyonnovsk seen at Groznyy-Khankala AB in the autumn of 2000. The extremely rare Mi-8MTYa can be identified by the inclined external aerials on the fuselage sides; the crew includes an ECM officer. This particular example was usually operated in a staff transport role (!) because ordinary intended mission, flying in a racetrack pattern at 3,500-5,000 m (11,480-16,400 ft). The aircraft has "Afghanupgrades" - extremal armour and IRCM flare launchers
14. An overall view of the "aircraft 976" airborne measuring station
15. Tu-160 "16 Red" Aleksey Plokhov, Engels-2 AB, 17th April 2003