Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

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.

Final Days of Helicopters

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

Final Days of Helicopters

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

Final Days of Helicopters

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

Final Days of Helicopters

The exhaust nozzle of the engine.

Final Days of Helicopters

Gear retraction compartment.

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

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

Final Days of Helicopters

Here’s what remained from the Mi-24.

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

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

Final Days of Helicopters

Remains of avionics.

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

Cabin.

Final Days of Helicopters

The tail was carefully put on the tire.

Final Days of Helicopters

The tail inside.

Final Days of Helicopters

The wings lie nearby.

Final Days of Helicopters

There are several MiG-21 here, too.

Final Days of Helicopters

The engine is still in a normal condition.

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

Even the chains are still here.

Final Days of Helicopters

As well as most of the wires.

Final Days of Helicopters

Does anyone what to take a bath?

Final Days of Helicopters

Though not only planes of the third generation are dying here but of the fourth as well.

MiG-29. The nose cone is lying nearby, the radar was carefully dismantled.

Final Days of Helicopters

Tail fin.

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

One more MiG but in a worse condition.

Final Days of Helicopters

The wings have been dismantled.

Final Days of Helicopters

The fuel lines are broken.

Final Days of Helicopters

Container for the drag chute.

Final Days of Helicopters

The skeleton of the vehicle.

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

Don’t they look beautiful in their aesthetic complexity?

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

The dismantled engines can be found in the forest nearby.

Final Days of Helicopters

They look like hearts prepared for transplantation but thrown away.

Final Days of Helicopters

This one has served its time.

Final Days of Helicopters

Not so far is the space communication center.

Final Days of Helicopters

Unfinished telescope.

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

Final Days of Helicopters

This building had a radar on its top, but today it’s abandoned.

via ru-aviation

6 thoughts on “Final Days of Helicopters”

  1. 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.

    • 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.

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