WSK PZL Świdnik Mi-2 emergency. 1969 - Construction

Category: Helicopters Last change: August 2020 History Construction Tally

Kraków 2018-01-12

193a Section 1969

PZL WSK Świdnik  Mi-2 emergency

Poland

Construction

Mi-2 nb 4711 of the Polish Navy. 2017 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Mi-2 nb 4711 of the Polish Navy. 2017 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Description for the photo: The Mi-2 nb 4711 helicopter was built in 1976. The helicopter served in the 3rd Aviation Squadron from Poznań, then in the 4th Training Aviation Wing. In 2009, he was sent to Darłowo to the 44th Naval Aviation Base, where he received a marine painting. The helicopter made its first flight in Darłowo on October 21, 2009. The machine was used to train pilots and technicians, and performed transport, liaison and exploration tasks at the Baltic Sea. The helicopter spent 4,800 hours in the air and the next renovation was no longer profitable. In 2015, the machine was transferred to the Air Force Museum in Dęblin.

The Mi-2 helicopter is a twin-engine machine in a classic layout with a three-blade main rotor and a twin-blade tail rotor. The helicopter was made entirely of metal, with a half-shell structure.

The rescue versions of the Mi-2 helicopter have specialized equipment. Often similar to this equipment in ambulances. There is always a stretcher on board. Very often, helicopters have a winch.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman