3 Rare Old Photos of Aviation

Rare Old Photos of Aviation

Posted on May 14, 2012 by team

Some scans of old photos featuring aviation.


The 3rd expedition in Antarctica.

Cargo bay doors and the whole fragment of the fuselage resemble the future Mi-8

Trial start after the assembly?

Vehicles are still without blades.

Preparation and inspecting of the rotor blade eye lugs.

Blades mounting on the helicopter.

Somewhere in the USSR

Il-12 has a trouble with landing

Li-2V. Antarctica. Forced landing.

Il-12D in Antarctica.

Il-12 in Antarctica.

li-2 in the Arctic

One more Li-2 in Antarctica. This plane sank in that expedition.


An-22 Antei. Probably somewhere in Ukraine. The number is not fully seen, but if it’s 46191 it’s the first vehicle.

via soulim




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3 Responses to “Rare Old Photos of Aviation”

  1. yojimbo says:

    I believe that the Mi-4s where the first helicopters to successfully fly in Antarctica they where called Mi-4Schch and where modified. I cant really find anything about the expeditions.

    The Mi-4 entered use in 1951 it was a second generation design back then they still used radial piston engines the Mi-4. The Mi-8 is basically a larger version of the Mi-4 using gas turbine engines and having much better performance.With radial engines designers where forced to place the engine in the nose of the aircraft and the cockpit above.

  2. econobiker says:

    Li-2 is license copy of US Boeing DC-3

  3. ChrisSmith says:

    Not Boeing. Douglas.

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