shortly after the East German air force had ceased to exist. NVA 524 was reserialled 9612 in the German Army en was transferred to Poland in 1995. There it became 269 with the Polish army.. There it was w/o on the 4th of April 2003.
An exclusive picture of a Mi-35 Hind of the Force Aérienne Congolaise at Goma International Airport. The attack helicopters of the FAC are rarely seen and it is believed that a dozen or so were delivered, Mi-24s, Mi-24Vs and this sole Mi-35.
This Hind is now one among a very nice small collection of preserved aircraft at Nitra - Janíkovc. I presume the colour scheme is fake but there is a Czech roundel (just visible) forward of the serial on the rear fuselage. Unfortunately, a rather inconveniently parked car prevented a more side-on shot.