Wings of Russia (2008): S01E17 – Military Transport Aircraft


Wings of Russia is an 18-part documentary hosted by Alexander Loginov, published by Wings TV in 2008, with English narration.


Morning, 25 December 1979. Almost three hundred military transport aircraft are lined up at airfields in the Middle Asia. Inside cargo cabins are combat equipment and landing troops. A signal comes in and aircraft groups, one after another, with roaring engines and clouds of dust, start into the air. It all looks more like a great relocation of people. In the next three days the intensive work does not slow down. Continuous engines roar of heavy aircraft hangs over the air fields… That is how the picture of the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan looked. In the first days of the operation almost 8,000 people, 900 items of equipment and over a thousand tons of cargo were relocated. And this was only 2% of the enormous volume of transportation performed by the Soviet military transport aviation in that war.

Wings of Russia Series

You can find a full index and overview of Wings of Russia here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 2008.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: Russia.
  • Language: Russian and English.

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