Decaying Russia. Grass has sprouted between the concrete slabs of the runway. The barrier was not opened for a very long time and the planes found themselves in an eternal parking lot and in the process of slow looting.
The Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the Soviet Union. The aircraft has a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines, and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its crew of two. It was the first of the USSR’s aircraft to carry an integrated digital navigation/attack system.
Half an hour before visit the boneyard, a heavy downpour passed, leaving behind a double rainbow that adorned some of the photos below. There were no signs that there were security guards. The presence of so many abandoned aircraft without security and fence was rather surprising.
On the territory of that abandoned airfield, more than a dozen units of SU-24 fighter-bombers were located in the sump. At first glance, the condition of some was assessed as good. Individual copies were disassembled, with the “noses” removed. All planes had no engines.