It’s always interesting to be at an airfield with old helicopters and aircraft. This one has recently been extended by one more parking rank. So we are going to the place located not far from St. Petersburg to see some more abandoned vehicles.
The military men left the airfield long ago and the hangars are used for small aircrafts now (mostly “Cessna”).
Il-14P Soviet Union has been standing here for several years.
It will probably never fly again, its fin has already been disassembled…
Aircraft at the Gorelovo airfield stand covered and all flights are forbidden until the investigation of the Cessna that crashed in August 2012 is over.
Radiodetector P-19 and radio altimeter – the means used for flights following.
Panorama of the helicopter parking area.
The helicopters are waiting for overhaul. The working area of the enterprise repairing attack helicopters is 33 314 m2.
They have a lot of helicopters here.
Maximum speed of the Mi-24 is 335 km/h, cruising speed – 270 km/h. It has a range of up to 1000 km.
The helicopters are being slowly replaced by more modern vehicles like Ka-50, Mi-28, and Ka-52.
Ready for recycling.
And this helicopter waits for an overhaul.
All weapons have been fully disassembled.
This Mi-24 will be sent for recycling.
This pink helicopter has been standing here for 1,5 years.
Blanking covers are lying about.
Transport-combat helicopter Mi-8TB (Hip-E).
It has a Doppler container.
Mi-8MT is the final modification of the helicopter that was the logical result of the transformation from the transport to transport-attack helicopter. It has more advanced engines with an additional gas turbine and a dust-proof device at the air intake. In 1979-88, the Mi-8MT participated in the Afghanistan military conflict.
The Mi-8 is the most popular helicopter in the world. More than twelve thousand units have been produced during the whole history of helicopter building. It has no competitors among the vehicles of its class.
The picture for model makers.
“Aircraft Repair Plant”, St. Petersburg.