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Old 11th Jul 2010, 04:23
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what the hell was that. POM

Did anyone in POM see the aircraft parked over near where the Falcon parks before a sojourn?.
High wing, lots of Dihedral with floppy looking high aspect ratio wing. Engines were on the top of the wing with enormous props looked like half an Osprey the props were that big.
Looks like something to do with high alt work or something. Strange looking beast.
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Old 11th Jul 2010, 04:56
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Wazzit Rusky Wiz?
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Mebe An32?
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Also suspect it was an AN32 from your description. This is the hot and high version of the AN26 with double the engine power.

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Old 11th Jul 2010, 23:43
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Thats the beast GG
Strange looking beast. Thought it may a rusky.
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Old 11th Jul 2010, 23:51
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Someone show us a pic of the rear end. Could be a possible Caribou replacement..
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Old 11th Jul 2010, 23:58
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Designed and built in the early 70s and needing about 1300m to take-off I highly doubt it would replace the venerable bou!

Plus the fact it's Russian, I doubt that would go down well with the powers that be

Like all Russian birds though they are so ugly that they are beautiful and always practical instead of ergonomic. You can't beat the 30 man Russian Flight deck - must be some interesting parties up there!
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Old 12th Jul 2010, 02:46
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Looking at Russian Aircraft always makes me think that they are built from plans that have been put through the washing machine.

For gods sake Ivan take the plans out of your pocket before getting undressed!!!
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Plus the fact it's Russian, I doubt that would go down well with the powers that be
Hasn't seemed to have bothered the powers that be who have been allowing a certain operator to operate Russian helicopters up there for years...
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You'd be working pretty hard in here on a dark stormy night doing an approach!
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It's a Russian Truck! Look closely, it gives the TARE WT of 16,665kg
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Pretty similar layout inside to the mighty SA227
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Old 12th Jul 2010, 03:33
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I was almost going to say that it doesn't look much busier than a tray Ah 1970's technology
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How cool is this!!!

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In Soviet Russia, AIRPLANE flies YOU!
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Old 12th Jul 2010, 06:46
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Captain Nomad... different powers that be......... and just for kicks, ask hour many hours the Mils have flown the last two weeks.
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Wiz, when was it POM, Saturday morning by any chance ? I saw something coming in with smoke contrails on Saturday morning from the west. The contrails were quite noticeable from about 7 miles out especially considering they were on approach ! Must guzzle like I guzzle white cans !!!!
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Old 12th Jul 2010, 07:43
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Yup, twas Saturday Morning. and I agree, it must guzzle fuel like I guzzle the handles at the Dero. Smoke was billowing from it when it left....... You could track it to its destination I reckon......... Oh, I'm outta here.... Time for an ice cold handle of SP.
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In Soviet Russia, AIRPLANE flies YOU!
Da, it is like Russian woman J3...
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