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Zhukovskiy [Ramenskoye]
5533'N 3810'E


The Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute (TsAGI) is a major research and test complex involved in both basic and applied aerodynamic research. It is the world's largest aerospace center; it helped design and test every major Soviet fighter, airliner, and spacecraft. TsAGI has more than fifty aerodynamic test facilities, including a supersonic wind tunnel to test speeds up to Mach 1.7; a 24 meter subsonic wind tunnel; a 4,600 cubic meter thermal testing chamber that simultaneously checks temperature, pressure, and speed; and a 13.5 meter diameter, 30 meter long vacuum chamber for thermal strength testing.


KH-7 Imagery of Zhukovskiy [Ramenskoye], May 28, 1967
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Landsat Imagery of the Moscow area and the Zhukovskiy Airfield (Image date 4 May 2001. Source: ESDI, University of Maryland) Landsat Imagery of the Zhukovskiy Airfield (Image date 4 May 2001. Source: ESDI, University of Maryland)
Overview of Zhukovskiy [Ramenskoye] airfield (Image Date 30 May 1967 Source: National Archives.) Overview of of the North end of the airfield. (Image Date 30 May 1967 Source: National Archives.)
Overview of the Northwest ramp area. (Image Date 30 May 1967 Source: National Archives.) Several swept wing fighters. The aircraft second from the right is a MiG-25 Foxbat. (Image Date 30 May 1967 Source: National Archives.)
A Tu-95 Bear bomber sits on the ramp wtih three unidentified aircraft. (Image Date 30 May 1967 Source: National Archives.) Four Tu-22 Blinder bombers are lined up in this image. (Image Date 30 MaY 1967 Source: National Archives.)
Five Il-18 Coot transport aircraft, and two Il-62 passanger aircraft are visible in this image. (Image Date 30 MaY 1967 Source: National Archives.) Seven Tu-16 medium bombers are visible in this image. (Image Date 30 MaY 1967 Source: National Archives.)
On the left is a Yak-25 Mandrake. Six Yak -28 Brewers are visible as are two large helicopters, two Tu-104 passanger aircraft, and on the lower right a Tu-124 Cookpot.(30 May 1967 (Source: National Archives) Three An-12 Cubs, and a An-24 Coke transport aircraft. (Image Date 30 MaY 1967 Source: National Archives.)
An IL-18 Coot, two MI-26 Halo's, and M-50 Bounder. Detail of an M-50 Bounder supersonic bomber. (Image date 30 May 1967)




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