Russian Helicopters In The Museum.

The Eastern European helicopter industry has been dominated by Mikhail Mil who ranks as one of the worlds leading rotorcraft designers. Mil was the head of his own design bureau by 1947 having been head of the Soviet Air Force's 1st Rotorcraft Squadron during World War II. At one time in Eastern Europe Mil helicopters represented 95% of all helicopters in service. Another major design influence in Russia was Nikolai Kamov who was working on helicopters designs as early as 1929. His designs incorporate a two blade co-axial contra-rotating rotor system an example of which can be found in the museum collection.

A museum of Russian helicopters. Simple as it, but a lot of fun for visitors, especially with kids when they can explore the machines previously seen only in movies.


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