The 1960s. The leading aircraft building countries start their race in creation of a supersonic passenger aircraft. The Soviet Union was one of the participants of this race, by 1969 its supersonic aircraft Tu-144 performed its first flight. It was the
first supersonic passenger aircraft that flew high in the sky. Only two months later it was followed by the Franco-British aircraft "Concorde". What was happening later was not so good for the Soviet vehicle, though. Its destiny was full of dramas and tragedies.
The Beriev Be-12 Chayka ("Seagull") is a Soviet turboprop-powered amphibious aircraft designed for anti-submarine and maritime patrol duties. Today only three states can maintain such aircrafts for their
army need: Russia, the USA and Japan. This units is located in the museum of Monino, the Moscow Region. Inside this post you can see a plenty of photos of the aircraft: inside and outside.
We are at the museum of Monino, the Moscow region to see the legendary Mi-10 helicopter close. Unfortunately Mi-10 do not fly in Russia anymore though one vehicle can still fly up in the air but it deserves a separate
post... Mi-10 is a further development of Mi-6, a military utility helicopter. It was designed in 1961-64, put into service in 1963. The helicopter was serially made by the Rostov helicopter factory.