Here's a cool Il-76 nosewheel up landing. Pilot clearly has wheely'ing skills and wanted to impress his bird in the control tower. (Joking of course, the nose up attitude is all about slowing the plane down by creating extra drag on the wings) This particular plane is a celebrity machine. It was forced down by Taleban pirates in their Mig-21 in the 1990's and the plane and crew were held hostage at Kandahar for many months before they managed to bamboozle the ragheads and made a run for the plane and dashed 4 freedom to Iran in their recaptured freighter. The Talebs figured they'd head North so was looking for them in the wrong place. It was made into a decent Russian film called "Kandahar", worth watching. This is the actual plane.