The museum of civil aviation in Ulyanovsk is one the largest aviation museums in Russia. It contains over 9000 exhibits including hundreds of originals.
Those historic aircraft deserve better storage conditions. I guess it’s a question of funding, not of interest.
Mi-4 copter looks like american Sikorsky H-19 from 1950.
With good reason. Soviet designers were smart enough to adopt a good idea when they saw it, and the layout of the then new H-19 opened up cabin space and put the engine in a more easily serviced position, among other advantages. It was a good design layout and the Soviets appreciated that, that’s all. Other then a rather uncanny passing resemblance they are quite different from the H-19.
Would like to see photos of the interiors of the larger aircraft…
Anyway, Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky was born in Russian Empire. So… No Russia -> No Sikosrsky -> No choppers for the US. Ha-ha.
Man, get those beautiful things indoors now! The ANT-4??!! Out in the meadow???!!! Are you crazy?? Jeeezz Louise.
Love them all but the TU-114 is still my favourite airliner. Would have loved to make the trip from Moscow to Havana in one.
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