The reasons for the large-scale transfer of 27 Il-76 aircraft from Pskov to Engels are discussed on the Web

Internet users are wondering about the reasons for the transfer of 27 Il-76MD military transport aircraft from the air base in Pskov to the strategic aviation airfield in Engels. Perhaps the transfer is somehow connected with the military exercises "Kavkaz-2020", but there is no exact information yet.

27 military transports Il-76, who arrived yesterday from Pskov to Engels, are visible on the published video of flights of a pair of Tu-160 missile carriers, reports the telegram channel "Hunter's Notes".

I live in Pskov, so they fly here all the time. And they fly to completely different places both in Russia and abroad (Syria, Venezuela, and service of top officials)

- noted one of the enlightened users.

Yes, these are exercises, there are military training grounds

- echoes another.

Withdrawal of the reserve of security officials from Belarus after the inauguration

- suggested the third.

Exercises, possibly the withdrawal of the VTA aviation from the strike. Pskov is a border region!

- says a certain Alex Tan.

This is due to the transfer of militants from Syria as a striking force in the attack on Armenia and Artsakh

- suggested a very exotic option by one of the users.

Il-76MD - an improved version of the Il-76M, during the modernization of which the chassis and airframe were reinforced. The aircraft's payload increased to 48 tons, the maximum takeoff weight - up to 190 tons. The flight range of the IL-76MD with a weight of 40 tons on board reaches 4200 km.
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  1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 26 September 2020 01: 33
    In Pskov there is the 76th Guards Airborne Chernigov Red Banner, the Order of Suvorov Division. It's surprising that this information is not in the material ...
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 26 September 2020 14: 29
    An acquaintance conspiracy theorist said that they flew empty to Engels. Then they will be loaded with refrigerators in Saratov, and what will be in the refrigerators ... I did not say. Maybe stew, maybe ricin, or maybe just refrigerators.
  3. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 27 September 2020 14: 26
    I hope we will not interfere in the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Neither one nor the other are our allies, and Armenia, in addition, demands that we get out of their territory. It's time to fulfill their requirements and leave them to ourselves.