DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL CNTPO LOGISTICS MANAGER AFGHANISTAN TO ALLIANCE TEXAS ANTONOV-124 Buddha Site and Shahr-e-Gholghola (City of Screams)The Bamiyan Province in central Afghanistan is lush and beautiful compared to most of therest of the country. It is also peaceful and stable with unparalleled cultural and historicallandmarks. This Album is from my visit to the Buddha site and the ruins of Shaha-e-Gholghola.
The Antonov 124 is the World’s 2nd largest plane. Only theAntonov 225 (modified from the 124 airframe) is larger.
BEAUTY & BROUN!Antonov An-124, Russian nickname = Ruslan (a giant in Russian folklore), ASIC (NATO) Reporting Name = Condor Antonov An-225, Russian nickname = Mrya (Dream), ASIC (NATO) Reporting Name = Cossack
(Top-Clockwise)I don’t remember what I said…but it was good.Sergei in front ofone of our trucks under the rear cargo doors. Me walking between the engines.The Giant Rising.
Most of what we received on 124s was Mi17s (3 at a time)
I can’t tell you how many Mi- 17s we off load…No Really – I can’t tell you.
Antonov 124s are a daily site here at the Kabul International Whether owned by Volga Dnepr Airport (KAIA) – (top center) or Antonov there are usually looking down the forward multiple 124s here any givencompanion way ladder from the dayupper deck. That’s my shoe in the lower corner.
What’s “not” as common isan Antonov 124 in Alliance TX (Fort Worth)
Six fully assembled (minusthe vertical stabilizers and one tail rotor blade) Bell UH1 Helicopters
The six UH1s loaded hardlymake a dent in the 124s max takeoff weight