WSK PZL Świdnik Mi-2 emergency. 1969 - History

Published on: 2020-08-29
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Updated on: 2020-08-29
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Category: Helicopters
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193a Section 1969

PZL WSK Świdnik  Mi-2 rescue versions

Poland

The history of the PZL Mi-2 Ratownik - Rescue versions.

Mi-2 nb 2607, Search and Rescue Group. 2015 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Mi-2 nb 2607, Search and Rescue Group. 2015 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Mi-2 nb 4545, Search and Rescue Group. 2008 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Mi-2 nb 4545, Search and Rescue Group. 2008 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Mi-2 Rescuer SP-ZXZ. 2009 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Mi-2 Rescuer SP-ZXZ. 2009 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

In 1969, the first version of the Polish helicopter was created for military sea rescue. Until then, the pilot of a combat plane catapulting over the Baltic Sea could only count on rescue from vessels. This, of course, took a long time. The use of a helicopter in a rescue operation in a jump-like manner increased the chance for full success - saving a person. Of course, it was not limited only to saving soldiers, but also actions to save civilians: fishermen, sailors, etc. were undertaken and are being undertaken.

The Mi-2 RM helicopter was developed, where the marking RM is an acronym for Marine Rescue. The Mi-2 RM helicopter was equipped with a winch with a capacity of 120 kg. The left rear door was dismantled as standard, which, due to the car opening method, made it difficult to take the survivor. There is medical equipment on board.

Over the years of service, the Mi-2 RM helicopters have already saved hundreds of people. The most valuable element of the Mi-2 RM helicopter is its crew. People who, by risking their own lives, help others.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman