Helicopter Museum


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In the flying center in Torzhok since 1989 there Helicopter Museum. The museum is unique, it collected 14 cars, representing the history of the helicopter in our country. The museum's director, Alexander Manko — combat pilot, having flown 3,600 hours and more than 150 combat missions in Afghanistan, a retired lieutenant colonel. In aviation from 1973 to 1995, was awarded the Order of the Red Star for the development of the Mi-24A, and the Order of the Red Banner for the performance of combat missions in Afghanistan to carry out flights in helicopters Mi-1, Mi-2, Mi-8 and Mi-24.
I draw your attention that, for convenience in the name of helicopters sewn links to the full description of these vehicles.

The first Soviet Mi-1. The first flight was made in 1948, was used for training in flight schools until the mid-1970s.


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Mi-2. Designed to replace the Mi-1, this helicopter and is still used in civil aviation.


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The first military transport helicopter of the Soviet armed forces — the Mi-4


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Modification of the domestic mass Mi-8 helicopter — Mi-8T.


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Experienced helicopter Mi-18 — an attempt to increase the capacity of the standard of "eight." There were two prototypes made, of which only one survived. The one that you see in the picture.


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Heavy transport helicopter Mi-6


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The development of the Mi-6 — a heavy transport helicopter Mi-10


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Heavyweight of helicopters — Mi-26


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The first Soviet helicopter — Mi-24A


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An improved version of the Mi-24A — Mi-24D, a new cabin, machine gun and a modified tail rotor


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In this specially prepared Mi-24V in 1992, women's crew was made Torzhok flight from Miami and back (via Alaska)


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Kamov machines presented in the following devices:
Ka-26 — the helicopter that was used in agriculture, fire service, police,


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Ship helicopter — the Ka-25


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Its sequel — the Ka-27


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