[Photo gallery] All the most interesting aircraft of the “Resurgent” Russian Air Force on display

On Aug. 11 and 12, the Russian Air Force celebrated its 100th anniversary with an airshow at Zhukovsky, Moscow.

During the three-day air show, President Vladimir Putin said the Russian Air Force will be re-equipped with more than 600 new combat planes and 1,000 helicopters by 2020, since the modernization of the service is among the key priority for the government.

All the most interesting Russian hardware took part to the air display, that included mass flybys, heavy formations of Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers, Su-27s, MiG-29s, Su-24s and the new Sukhoi PAK FA (T-50).

The Aviationist’s Tony Lovelock went there and took the stunning images contained in the following photo gallery.

Image credit: The Aviationist’s Tony Lovelock

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.