View Full Version : Another great Russian takeoff.

29th Jan 2009, 22:42
No sense not using all the runwway, after all, that's why it is there.

YouTube - ??-22?3 ??? ?? ??? ????? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnSJ1oDF4jE&eurl=http://forums.propilotworld.com/showthread.php?t=27330&feature=player_embedded)

29th Jan 2009, 22:56
What type was that?

this was similar :rolleyes:

YouTube - Russian Airplane Departing Australia (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=8BY7-LgF7d4)

29th Jan 2009, 23:01
When I first saw the title to video I posted I thought it was the same one as yours. Must be Russian aircraft. :uhoh:

29th Jan 2009, 23:53
The cloud of dust, at the end, is when he goes beyond the rwy threshold, just feet off the ground, I assume? Do they come and sweep after him?

30th Jan 2009, 00:15
What type was that?

That would be the Tupolev TU-22 "Backfire" strategic bomber

Tu-22M BACKFIRE (TUPOLEV) (http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/russia/tu-22m-pics.htm)

Loose rivets
30th Jan 2009, 00:18
ROTATE! ... V-One:uhoh:

Reliance on the curvature of the Earth is not entirely new, but rather more interesting in kit like that.

I wonder what he was carrying. I also wonder what would happen if he had an engine out.

30th Jan 2009, 00:31
This one was quite popular last year.

YouTube - Ilyushin IL-18 Aborted take off (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogb69OBceRI)

Just hitch up a team of elephants and that'll sort it out.

Howard Hughes
30th Jan 2009, 01:53
No matter how many times I see those videos they are still entertaining!:D

It would seem the Russki's don't worry about little things like 'balanced fields', let's hope they are better at landing...:E

Buster Hyman
30th Jan 2009, 02:07
Ahh...so it is all about length....:eek:

Peter Fanelli
30th Jan 2009, 02:37
Reminds me of Ghana Airways taking off out of Baltimore.....
And my name on the load sheet :eek:

30th Jan 2009, 10:00
Pish! Ryanair do this all the time at Luton when they take the intersection departure....

30th Jan 2009, 10:39
That was one HEAVYYYYY aircraft.
Same sort of T/O as the Belslow.
Only got airborne 'cos the earth is CURVED!!!!

30th Jan 2009, 11:01
Then there was this one on the sidebar...a bit of Russian Air Force Benny Hill (but with more teets!)

YouTube - Tupolev TU22M Funny (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j_8SYYH0s_E&feature=related)

30th Jan 2009, 18:02
One year, at the RIAT at Fairford, I recall seeing a TU-22 with tyres that any sane person would consider to be beyond useful life. They were worn down to the canvas. :eek:

During a friendly chat with the crew, I jovially mentioned the tyres to the (I think) Ukranian pilot who merely dismissed my concern with "many more landing". :ok:

They won some award too, I forget the exact title, but it amounted to "award for most ropey-looking aircraft arriving in one piece".