[1600px]Early morning arrival of the Russian beast. The condition of the aircraft shows the immense workload it handles.
[1600px] Not so good wx for spotting as well as pilots. This is the second attempt for landing due to heavy crosswind!
Powered by 4 Soloviev D30-KPII, 117,8 kN each, making orchestra at her landing here. Welcome!
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Main gear of the Il-76. Don't mind the worn tires! Nothing on the hand.
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