Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Today we’ll make another visit to the flight training center in Torzhok where the flight personnel is getting prepared and retrained.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Inside the Mi-8 simulator.

Another Visit to Torzhok

The Air Force’s combat employment and retraining center was formed in November 1, 1979. The pilots working for the center fulfilled tasks of Soviet and Russian government and participated in war conflicts in Kampuchea, Angola, Yugoslavia, and Sierra Leone as part of Peace-Suport Forces of UN.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Interviewing pilots in the cabin.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Visiting a small museum of helicopters.

Another Visit to Torzhok

The Mi-10 is a military transport airplane that was made operational in 1963.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Unfortunately, these machines had never been widely used.

Another Visit to Torzhok

The Mi-6 is a heavy war plane.

Another Visit to Torzhok

A multi-functional helicopter Ка-26.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Ka-26 was the first military helicopter in the USSR.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Observing how airplanes at the air field are controlled. The Mi-26 is the largest production helicopter in the world.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

The Mi-28 is an all-weather day-night military tandem two-seat anti-armour attack helicopter. It carries a single gun in an undernose barbette, plus external loads carried on pylons beneath stub wings.

Another Visit to Torzhok

The Mi-28 has two heavily armored cockpits, a windshield able to withstand hits from 7.62–12.7 mm caliber bullets, a nose equipped with electronics, and a narrow-X tail rotor (55 deg) with reduced noise characteristics. It is powered by two 2,200 hp Isotov TV-3-117VM (t/n 014) turboshaft engines.

Another Visit to Torzhok

The airfield.

Another Visit to Torzhok

The Mil Mi-8  is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. The Mi-8 is the world’s most-produced helicopter, and is used by over 50 countries.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

Another Visit to Torzhok

The Ka-50  is a single-seat Russian attack helicopter with the distinctive coaxial rotor system of the Kamov design bureau. It was designed in the 1980s and adopted for service in the Russian army in 1995.  During the late 1990s, Kamov and Israel Aerospace Industries developed a tandem-seat cockpit version, the Kamov Ka-50-2 “Erdogan”, to compete in Turkey’s attack helicopter competition. Kamov also designed another two-seat variant, the Kamov Ka-52 “Alligator”.

Another Visit to Torzhok

And Ka-52.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Unfortunately, aerobatic teams don’t like using helicopters much is spite of the fact that the view can be much more attractive than the one with airplanes.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Helicopter pilots are usually busy with regular military training and don’t participate in air shows.

Another Visit to Torzhok

Location: Torzhok

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7 thoughts on “Another Visit to Torzhok”

  1. Ka-26 was the first CIVIL helicopter in the USSR. But the descendant of the Ka-226 was again the military. They are better paid.

  2. I’m curious…

    “The Mi-28 has two heavily armored cockpits..(snip).. and a narrow-X tail rotor (55 deg) with reduced noise characteristics. It is powered by two 2,200 hp Isotov TV-3-117VM (t/n 014) turboshaft engines.”

    How much difference will a quiet tail rotor make when a pair of turboshaft monsters are howling away?

    It seems like the equivalent of low-noise tires on a Harley…

    • With helicopters it’s almost always the rotors that you hear first. So if you can make those quiet then you increase the stealth capabilities of the helicopter. Note that most of them can fly below radar anyway so not getting noticed by ground forces has a higher priority.

  3. 1st you say the Ka52 is the best helo in the world, then you say the eurocopter and the Ah-64 are the same as it

    MAKE UP UR MIND 😛

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