Ugly To Many, But Incredibly Beautiful To Hard-Core Helo Fans
ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell visited the Cold War Air Museum's Mi-24 Russian helicopter at HAI a little over a year ago and just couldn’t pass it up. Jim linked up with retired Col. Pete Coz of the United States Marine Corps and asked him to explain this flying exhibit.
Col. Coz said they have been working on it for about five years to get it restored to flying condition. He told us he had flown Cobra helicopters in the past and said that the Mi-24 is much heavier and therefore it flies quite differently. He said the big difference in the Russian helicopter is that the rotors turn the opposite direction. To get more details about the Mi-24 check out the video.
The Cold War Air Museum in Lancaster, Texas has a number of Cold War era aircraft; most are in flyable condition or being made flyable. The fact that this museum has flyable aircraft makes it unusual and unique.
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