Coins Russian aviation history
Coins Russian aviation history

Coins Russian aviation history


We invite you to the most interesting history lesson that you can imagine. On April 1 2010, on how to develop the domestic aviation, tell us... coins.  No, this is not a joke. That day, two silver coins from the new commemorative series from the Bank of Russia appeared in circulation.

Coins series story Russian aviation They have a par value of one ruble, but the real value, of course, higher. The obverse of all the same: it is the emblem of the bank specified denomination, the sample of the precious metal, the year of issue and the trademark of the St. Petersburg Mint. And, here, on the reverse depicted the nicest aircraft.

2010 year

Let's start our excursion. The first coin of the series bears the "Russian Knight" - a heavy bomber designed by I. Sikorsky, whose debut flight took place in May 1913. “Russian Knight” became the prototype for many subsequent models, in particular, for the legendary “Ilya Muromets”.

Coin Russian aviation

The second commemorative coin of the year shows SuperJet-100 from the Sukhoi Design Bureau. This aircraft is already a civil aviation.  

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2011 year

The first coin is dedicated to the Soviet supersonic passenger plane. Tu-144 was intended to catch up and overtake "Concord" and still did it: first flight from Moscow to Alma-Ata held on for two months before a commercial flight Anglo-French Supersonic. * Tu-144 - a unique vehicle through which the country He received numerous advanced developments, technological and design solutions. The project was invested tremendous effort.

The second coin of the issue takes us back to the distant 1926. The designers of the country were given the task to create an aircraft of initial training. So the U-2 was born (training-second; the first version was rejected). The aircraft turned out to be multipurpose: it was used in the agricultural sector, for aerial photography, for transporting passengers; there were sanitary and other modifications. U-2 could take off and land even at unprepared sites. When the war began, the U-2 began to be converted into light night bombers. In general, it is not in vain that he earned the nickname "workaholic".


Coins Russian aviation history

2012 year.

The coins captured military aircraft I-16 and IL-76.  

And-16 - Soviet free-carrying monoplane fighter for one engine with retractable landing gear. Small, agile, for which he received from the Spanish pilots the nicknames rata (rat) and mosca (fly). But only the most experienced and experienced pilots could fly on the 16. The main goal that stood before the designers was to create an aircraft with increased maneuverability. And-16 and this turned out, but because of this it turned out to be not very aerodynamically stable. On the one hand, a beautiful car, on the other hand, if the pilot is not an ace, he has nothing to do on the 16.  

IL-76 - heavy jet military transport aircraft to the four motors. This - the first aircraft of this type, equipped with turbojet engine. IL-76 not only lived up to the present time: it is practically the main plane in the park of military transport aviation in Russia and CIS countries.

2013 year

The aircraft that were honored this year were the unsurpassed Ant-25 and the pride of the Russian Air Force Tu-160 ("White Swan").

Ant-25 - Triple nizkoplan single engine. Plane-record holder, the plane of legend with huge wings like a dragonfly. As performance characteristics far superior to their foreign counterparts of the time. Ant-25 has become one of the most important "cruise" the achievements of the Soviet Union in the history.

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The strategic Tu-160, nicknamed "The White Swan", is the largest supersonic military aircraft in the world with a variable wing geometry, high range, and is capable of carrying missiles and bombs. 

Tu-160 coin

2014 year

This year's commemorative coins depict the Yak-3 fighter and the modern amphibious seaplane Be-200. 

Yak-3 appeared towards the end of the war, in 1944, but became one of the most famous airplanes of World War II. It features high maneuverability and speed, ease of piloting and won the hearts of not only our pilots, but also French.

Yak-3 coin

Be-200 designed for search and rescue, fire fighting and cargo. He is able to carry on board 12 tons of water and land both on land and on water.

Be-200 coin


* Supersonic - and spoken English "supersonic aircraft"

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