The Siberian Research Institute of Aviation is named after S. A. Chaplygin and is the largest research centre of aviation science in the east of Russia. Its specialists are occupied with fundamentals, searching and application research, tests of air and space equipment and they provide various research and technical services. Here they assemble the An-2, the A-57, the Su-26 and the Su-27, and carry and carried out fatigue tests of more then 200 types of aircrafts, including the supersonic Tu-144, the aerospace vehicle Buran, the Tu-204, and the Su-27.

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The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Put a helmet on Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

The institute is the biggest in the country for static and endurance tests of full-size airframes. Its dimensions are impressive: 120 × 86 × 25 m, area of the reinforced floor — 10 000 m2. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Aft portion of Su-27SM with disassembled horizontal and vertical tail units. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-27SM Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-33 Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-33. It flew for the fist time in 1987. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-33 Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Metal heaven over Su-33 Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Under the protection panels is a Tu-204 plane Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Reinforced ceiling is a true masterpiece Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Here they also keep sacred relics: a vertical fin of an aircarft spacecraft Buran and a transportation container (green one, to the left) for transportation of a manned space-craft L-3 lander – competitor of an America Apollo Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Il-78 endurance stand Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

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The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Fighting trainer Su-27UB. Its first flight was done in 1985. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-27UB in the company of a multi-mission transport single-engine airplane SM-92T (“Super Finist” and another Su-27SM (on top to the right) Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-27UB Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-27UB Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Metal profiles interconnected with rods of different length Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-27UB Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

SM-92T Super Finist, Su-27UB and Su-27SM Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Multi-mission fighter Su-27SM, the result of Su-27 modernization Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Endurance tests of a tactical bomber Su-34. View of the left engine bay made with the application of fireproof titanium. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-34. One of the best models in aviation that appeared in the hard times of the USSR collapse Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Through this tunnel air comes to the engine of a Su-34 Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Su-30MK, intended for export. The first flight is dated 1993. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

No empty places in the shop Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Cargo and passenger triplane Su-80GP, the first flight in 2001 Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Here they carefully keep various details of aircrafts and test stands. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Iron flower Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

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The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Dynamic testing of a main landing gear of a Tu-204SM Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

The symbol of devotion to the work on the suit lapel of an Institute employee. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Endurance tests of a tactical bomber Su-34. View of the left engine bay made with the application of fireproof titanium. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Air tunnel T-203. Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Flap vortex on the wing surface Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Flap vortex on the wing surface Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Red planes should fly faster than black ones Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

SSJ plane Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Fuselage pressurization system Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

SSJ-100 free of trimming Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Loading system Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Strain-gaging system Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Hydraulic system collector Photo by Vadim Mahorov

The Siberian Research Institute Of Aviation

Chief engineer responsible for testing planes and automated control system of SSJ Photo by Vadim Mahorov