Aircraft Photo of VH-25 | Valmet Vihuri II | Finland - Air Force | AirHistory.net #302434
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-25
Aircraft Original Type:Valmet Vihuri
Aircraft Generic Type:Valmet Vihuri
Aircraft Version:Valmet Vihuri II
C/n (msn):VH-25
Operator / Titles:Finland - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Helsinki - VantaaMap
Country:Finland
Airport Codes:ICAO: EFHK   IATA: HEL   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Suomen Ilmailumuseo
 
Photo Date:13 November 2020
Photo by:Juhani Sipilä
Photo ID: 302434
Photo Comment

Valmet developed all-metal Vihuri at the beginning of the 1950s to substitute VL Pyry advanced trainers. A total of 51 Vihuris were produced 1951-1957. It was the main advanced trainer and the most flown type during the 1950s. It was involved in a number of accidents. That led to a press campaign which quickened its withdrawal from service in 1959. Most of the Vihuris were scrapped in 1960. The cabin part of the VH-25 was found from a scrap yard in Helsinki at the beginning of the 1970s. (Ilmailumuseot.fi - Aviationmuseums.fi) [Nikon D750 + Tamron SP 24-70mm/2,8G VC]

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