MagazineMay 16, 2012
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. We'd like to thank Vadim Mahorov for sharing his photos. Visit his website for more of her work and if you like the photographer's work please give a comment or a like to show your appreciation. If you want your work featured please on TotallyCoolPix please contact us and include some samples. Join TotallyCoolPix on Facebook, Twitter, join our Flickr Group or find us on Google+.
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