A feast of civil airliners at Vnukovo - this one a Tu-134 of KMV.
This one a Tu-134D - note the long-range tanks in the belly
Another immaculate Tu-134.
These ex-Aeroflot Tu-134's are appearing in a variety of colourful schemes.
An Antonov An-26 on the Vnukovo ramp.
Antonov An-24 of Karat airlines - we would be travelling down
to Gelendzhik aboard this machine in a few days time!
And here it is taxying out at a fast pace bang on time at 11:20.
On our flight to Gelendzhik, I would be sitting at the window above the letter 'T'.
One of the many immaculate Yak-40's at Vnukovo -
this one a government machine with 'Rossiya' titles.
Another anonymous-looking Yak-40.
A Ukrainian registered Yak-40.
Another spotless Yak-40.
Yak-42 of Karat airlines taxying out for departure.
As well as the many operational aircraft, there are a few 'wrecks' at Vnukovo.
This one is the engineless prototype Tuploev Tu-204.
One of the early prototype Ilyushin Il-86's - minus it's engines.
Another Il-86 'glider'. Note the CCCP registration and Soviet flag on the fin.
We had to stop our coach on the peri track as this Russian Navy Antonov
An-12 departed. Note the red flash and the faired-in tail turret.
An-74 wearing 'Rusavia' titles on a former Aeroflot Polar Directorate machine.
Russian military Antonov An-26.
Another military An-26.
Mil Mi-14 ASW helicopter in the markings of 'Conversavia' - a company
that markets 'civilianised' former navy Mi-14's.
An Mi-14 in its faded military markings - possibly awaiting 'Konversion'.
Starboard side of the same machine. Note the faded yellow stripe and red star.
Smart looking military Antonov An-72.
Another 'Polar Directorate' An-74 - with 'sponsors' logo on the fin, below the
Russian military flag.
Another wait on the peri track - while a Yak-42D of 'Gazpromavia' landed.
And here it is on the main ramp of Gazpromavia.
Immaculate An-74TK-100 belonging to Gazpromavia.
La-5 painted in the markings of Hero of the Soviet Union G. Kostileva
I think this is a Yak-3 ?
Ilyushin Il-2 single-seater.
Lisunov Li-2 - licence built DC-3.
Rear end of the Li-2.
Wreckage of a Ju-88 - awaiting restoration?