Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

A museum of helicopters has opened in the summer center of Torzhok since 1989. The museum is unique, it includes 14 engines that represent the history of the helicopter industry in Russia. The museum director, Alexander Manko is a combat pilot who has 3600 flying hours and more than 150 combat missions in Afghanistan, he is also a retired lieutenant colonel. He was awarded with the Order of the Red Star for the development of Mi-24A, and with the Order of the Red Banner for combat missions in Afghanistan. He flew on Mi-1 Mi-2, the Mi-8 and Mi-24.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

The first Soviet helicopter Mi-1. Its first flight was made in 1948, the helicopter was used for trainings in flight schools until the middle 1970s.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Mi-2 was created for the replacement of the Mi-1 helicopter and is used in the civil aviation nowadays.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

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

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

The modification of the mass Russian Mi-8 helicopter Mi-8T.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

The experienced helicopter MI-18 is an attempt to increase the capacity of the standard “eight”. Two prototypes were made, but only one of them remained. The one that you see in the picture.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

The heavy transport helicopter Mi-6.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

The heavy transport helicopter Mi-10 is a development of MI-6.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Mi-26 is a heavyweight among helicopters.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

The first Soviet combat helicopter Mi-24A.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Mi-24D with a new cab, machine gun mount and modified tail rotor is an improved version of Mi-24A .

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

The unified block UB-32-57 of Mi-24D was designed for launchings of unguided missiles C-5.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Ka-26 is a helicopter used in agriculture, fire service and police.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

The shipborne helicopter Ka-25.

Museum of Soviet Helicopters

And its continuation Ka-27.

Location:Torzhok

via twower

14 thoughts on “Museum of Soviet Helicopters”

  1. A. Bunka. Hey what up with the USA flag and Canadian flag on a Russkie helicopter? Looks like they are celebrating Columbus discovering America?

    Back to inventions: if you don’t patent it, you didn’t invent it, even if you really did…

  2. The helicopter was obviously “decorated” in 1992, the 500th ann. of Columbus’ first voyage. That would explain the overlapping Russian tricolor, the Canadian and Amer. flags with the peace dove. Only way for world peace (and progress): a Socialist world.

  3. Soviet doctrine,
    big is better but big is also disaster ! ! ! !
    in chechnya,Russians lost record number of soldiers in downed Mi 26! ! ! !

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