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Mil Mi-10 Harke [ex 44 white]

This is without doubt the most imposing helicopter I have ever seen.

The Mil-10 was actually developed from the Mil-6 to provide a flying crane capability. Imagine it with a coach underneath it, you get the idea!

Only 55 were built including 17 Mi-10K variants with short undercarriage and no underslung payload capability.

This long-legged example was built in 1968 and retired to Monino in 1974 after only 92 hours flying.

It was originally '44 white' but has carried several codes since being at the museum and will probably soon have another as it has now been repainted again.

c/n 8680604K.

On display outside at the Russian Air Force Museum.

Monino, Russia.

13-8-2012

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Taken on August 13, 2012