For those not familiar with my "Land of the Lost" series, I cover anything from photographers who almost vanished to abandoned cities, highways, and naval ships.
Today's issue is about an airport graveyard located in Russia.
Airport graveyards are few and far between. Most airplanes are reduced to scrap metal or sold for parts, which is why I found this Russian airport fascinating.
Located in the city of Ussuriysk, you will find the Vozdvizhenka Air Base. There on the empty tarmacs and hangars you will find military aircraft "carcasses" as described by this Russian website.
Empty shells of what once was.
Luckily for me there is "Google Translate". I have included the translated text with the cool photos below. Check them out.
|Metal creaking in the wind and birds singing on tarmac and earth caponiers - is today the once powerful and militant aviagarnizon "Vozdvizhenka". More specifically, the former 444-th Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment.|
|In the last type of aircraft, "Exaltation" regiment flew to the end of 1980, not having received the new TU-22, which in 1969 had to replace outdated Tu-16.|
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|Now these machines are completely unfit for combat.Dismantling was carried out with torches and turbinok - in the cockpit and aircraft engine nacelles can be found unmade used discs.|
Read and watch a report with all the details are here: here (3 military airfield, underground factory, and more)
The text prepared by the commander of the NGO "Aviapoisk" - Jaroslav Lebanese.