The Mi-9 was the airborne command variant of the Hip-C with additional radar and comms capability. This example was one of eight delivered to East Germany and served in the NVA as '411' with KHG-5 'Adolf von Lützow' in Basepohl. Withdrawn from service in Oct 1990 she was allocated the GAF serial 93+92 and has ended up in the Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr.
First flown in 1972, this Mi-8P has a nine-seat salon (VIP) interior and according to a Russian source its designation is Mi-8P(S). When seen in the summer of 1991 at Moscow - Tushino, while still CCCP-13337, it was already wearing the now faded titles of Crystal, a Ukrainian operator from Simferopol.
Interesting overview from a spot on top of the domestic terminal. Across the back are M-28 Skytruck RAN-41 or 48, 748 RAN-20, Skyvan RAN-19, Islander RAN-49 or 50 (no external marks are carried), Alouette II/Cheetah RAN-40 and Puma RAN-28. Just to the right were derelict Skyvan RAN-14 and the wreck of Mi-17 RAN-43
A unique opportunity, hanging out the door of sister-ship TC-HMS, an all-yellow Mil-8 high over the Bosphorus during a formation sight-seeing flight around Istanbul from Atakoy heliport. TC-HSB was destroyed there in a terrorist bombing attack just four months later. My camera ship seems to have fared even worse, crashing on 27 Dec 1990.