The MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon is the official title of Russia’s annual International Air Show . . . just per chance the name, “Salon” threw you off the headline’s meaning.
Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, lauded his nation’s new entry into the Air Power world of their new SU 35 5th Generation Fighter. It was manufactured by the country’s renown aircraft maker, Sukhoi. The annual event opened Tuesday (July 20, 2021) in Zhukovsky, outside of Moscow.
Several Russian aircraft manufacturers unveiled other prototypes and currently operational aircraft, including new fighter jets, one that features stealth capabilities and other advanced characteristics, which, like the U.S. F-35, will be offered to foreign buyers.
The event also included competitions and air demonstrations by other visiting countries as well as by the host nation.
The following are some insights into the big Air Show events by way of several videos produced by Russian’s International Television platform, RT. RT’s sister News agency, available via the Internet, also with International distribution, is known as RUPTLY or Daily Motion (streaming TV).
Stay posted for our usual coverage of the world’s largest Airshow event, held each year in Oshkosh, WI, AirVenture 2021, which is occurring simultaneously with this Russian MAKS “Salon” 2021. AirVenture is usually personally covered by a number of FASF members, who are also active members of the event’s host, the EAA.
The below MAKS video is only 2:06 long and is summary of Rotary and Fixed Wing as well as Fighters doing their aerobatic maneuvers on air show day 2.
And, here below, are some clips of the opening day’s Air Show, 23:16 long, including various airborne ships strutting their capabilities:
And for those of you who love Rotary Wing Aircraft, here is a 8:22 long Russian Helicopter manufacturer, Rosoboronexport’s, pitch for these novel ships, including the latest offshore Mi-171A3; multipurpose (including fire-fighting) Ka-32A11M; and Ansat-M, passenger Ka-62 and the military combat ship, the Ka-52K: