UGM-2D20P - conversion of the military MAZ-543 to clean the strip Saratov airport from 1978 to the mid 90’s. was Equipped with two charged engines D-20P Tu-124.
Four well known P-39 aces pose together for the camera in front of Grigorii Rechkalov’s Kobra in mid-1944. They are, from left to right, Capt Aleksandr Klubov（ He scored 31 personal victories and another 19 were claimed as 'group' kills.）, Maj Grigorii Rechkalov（格里高利·列奇卡洛夫；56 confirmed personal victories and 6 additional shared victories in air combat.）, Lt Andrei Trud and Maj Boris Glinka（鲍里斯·格林卡；击坠数为30架）. The presence of the latter pilot wearing his major’s shoulder boards establish that this photograph must have been taken between early June, when he was promoted and then replaced Rechkalov as 16 GIAP commander, and 15 July, when he was seriously injured bailing out of his P-39. The solitary Gold Star of the HSU on Rechkalov’s uniform further limits the time period to before 1 July. One may guess that this shot was taken shortly after the change of command, with the primary purpose of the gathering being to attest to formal regiment harmony. None of the pilots appears particularly jolly, however!
Photo & caption featured in Osprey Aircraft of the Aces • 36 P-39 Airacobra Aces of World War 2 by George Mellinger and John Stanaway