6 Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

Posted on May 30, 2013 by team

For Russia it was the year of losing much in aviation. The great exposition was destroyed on Khodynka, the air force academy in Monino was closed, the training base on Medvezhye (Bear) Lakes have been also liquidated. These lakes are the very place we are going to visit right now.

Just recently these planes had been strictly guarded, today there are neither dogs nor people here.

Two fighters MiG-23 are here. It’s the open compartment for the drag chute.

Inside the wings of the plane resemble some cellular structure – rather light but not very stable.

The exhaust nozzle of the engine.

Gear retraction compartment.

The wing was probably damaged during the transportation. But it doesn’t matter anymore.

Here’s what remained from the Mi-24.

An empty cargo bay (it was a transport-combat helicopter).


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6 Responses to “Final Days of Helicopters”

  1. Tony Boney says:

    Such a waste of the people’s money. Would like concession for scrapping all the abandoned metal in the CIS today before corrosion claims it all.

  2. WillKengi says:

    Where is this place? You have the GPS co-ordinates?

  3. Mathieu says:

    Many Third World countries would buy these abandoned planes. Lost money.

    • Erikas says:

      Yeah maybe they would buy them for SCRAP metal, but for actual use, no chance.

    • Madak says:

      Yeah, that’s right, let’s sell this crap to third world countries and take their money so that they can’t even feed their own people. Great idea.

  4. Glenn says:

    Sad to see such “modern” planes as MiG-29 in this sorry state.

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