This Hip-C was built in August 1973 and delivered to the East German AF as '931' before being modified for SAR duties in Spring 1990. Upon reunification it was allocated the serial '93+17' (9317) and served until around 1994. In October 1997 it was and placed on the Czech civil register and is now preserved at the super Muzeum letecké a pozemní techniky.
This Hip-C was built in October 1974 and served with the Soviet Army Avaition (probably in Afghanistan) and then with the Ukranian Army. It became time expired and was placed into storage in March 2008 with a total time of 5,303 hours. It received a fresh lease of life by becoming the second prototype to undergo modernisation to MSB standard and a new CofR was issued in July 2015. It is now owned by Heliteam CZ but was parked up at LKLT during my visit.
Seen preserved outside a cafe on the road to Huka Falls near Taupo. Reported used by Fidel Castro and later the President of Nicaragua before arriving in New Zealand in 1993, intended for logging work. Grounded following a fatal accident to its twin, YS-1005P.
Just arrived for its new mission over Afghanistan, this Russian UN Humanitarian Air Services Mi-8 Hip was bought by an An-124 transport aircraft to the Asian country. The tail boom was still in its fuselage, so maintenance had a job to do.
An United Nations Humanitarian Air Services Mi-8 at the platform of Kabul The UN tried to support the Afghan humanitarian tragedy, the Afghan government as well as all military fighting for peace in the country as much as possible. This Russian Hip gave the whole transport capabilities.
This Hip-C was delivered to the Czecheslovak AF in1969 and transferred over to the Slovaks in January 1993. After a period of storage at the start of the 2000s the frame is now on display at the preserved in Vojenské Historické Múzeum at Pieštany,
An Egyptian air force Mi-8T escorted a convoy of ships through the Suez canal. The armed helicopters constantly hover around and oversee the shore lines to prevent terrorist attacks. The convoy, commercial cargo as well as some military ships, were closely observed too, like the co-pilot shows when he was taking pictures of our ship, the HNLMS Johan de Witt, the second Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warfare ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy.
An Afghan Hip with a protection cover, but still interesting to see this old Mi-8 of the Afghan National Army - Air Corps. The helicopter was assigned to the 337 Regiment in the old structure of the air force. Unfortunately, the construction number was not found on this Mil Mi-8 so its history will most probably remain in silence as the helicopter was most probably scrapped late 2011.