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Those Daring Young Men...........

By AnneWorner  
I've freed up some time this week, and will try to upload at least a few of the images taken at the Georgetown Airfest 2012.

From wikipedia: The MI-24 Hind is, simply put, a beast. 12 metric tons of armor-plated, 200 mph helicopter with a quad 12.7mm articulated machine gun in the nose; it's not the sort of aircraft you want to run into under unfriendly circumstances.
The Cold War Air Museum has three Krokodiles in its inventory. Two in flying condition, and one on static display as a gate guard. As far as we know, these are the only MI-24s on public display in the United States.


I will put a link in the comments for those that might be interested in this aircraft.

Thanks for looking,

Anne

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AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
6 Nov 2012 12:40AM
This is the link for more information about this aircraft.

Anne

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
6 Nov 2012 12:43AM
A well done image Ann---and Yes, a beast!
6 Nov 2012 12:52AM
Looks all set to head to the war zone. Well captured......Sandy
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
6 Nov 2012 1:07AM
Yes Anne,it was a bit of a ''beast'' in its day.
Today,the Apache helicopter has that crown.
Just a downright ''killing machine'' and sad that we need
such a monster in the world today !!
Good shot.
Mick.
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
6 Nov 2012 1:10AM

Quote:Yes Anne,it was a bit of a ''beast'' in its day.
Today,the Apache helicopter has that crown.
Just a downright ''killing machine'' and sad that we need
such a monster in the world today !!
Good shot.
Mick.



Agree with you Mick - I guess this one was used in the 80's - currently only taken to shows. Still, I wouldn't mind a ride in it..............
6 Nov 2012 2:34AM
a beast indeed...
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
6 Nov 2012 3:36AM
Great photo of a faithful machine Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
6 Nov 2012 5:58AM
'Boys and their toys' springs to mind, Anne Smile. Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1494 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 8:49AM
Yes, a killing machine. I'd like to think that this is confined to history now...
The low pov adds to the sense of distance, but also the sense of menace.
Moira
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
6 Nov 2012 10:42AM
A good crop, Ann, and the human interest makes a fine image.

Dave
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Nov 2012 11:09AM
I like the composition, the rotor's center is perfectly positioned and the men converge to the same spot
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Nov 2012 3:03PM
That certainly is a beast, Anne! Wink Great capture Smile
Trev Smile
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:36AM
brilliant capture, love it
bunSmile

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