Air Show - 2014.
Village Michalkow, near Ostrow Wielkopolski - aerodrome.
The Mil Mi-24 (Russian: Миль Ми-24) (NATO reporting name: Hind) is a large helicopter gunship (and attack helicopter) and low-capacity troop transport (with room for 8 passengers) produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated from 1972 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and over thirty other nations. In October 2007, the Russian Air Force announced it would replace its 250 Mi-24 helicopter gunships with 300 more modern Mi-28s and possibly Ka-50s by 2015.
In NATO circles the export versions, Mi-25 and Mi-35, are simply denoted with a letter suffix as "Hind D" and "Hind E" respectively. Soviet pilots called the aircraft летающий танк (letayushchiy tank, “flying tank”). More common unofficial nicknames were Крокодил (Krokodil, “Crocodile”), due to the helicopter's new camouflage scheme and Стакан (Stakan, “Glass”), because of the flat glass plates which surround the three place cockpit of the Mi-24A.
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serp2000 (38329) 2014-05-20 1:40
Yes, this is a Crocodile. This helicopter has got this non-official name. I like your idea to add the red fluger to the composition, small but very interesting detail.
mirosu (12676) 2014-05-20 1:53
Excellent helicopter close up photo. I like the arrangement with excellent contrast against blue sky, and the colourful windbag is adding nice hue to the scene.
snunney (79973) 2014-05-20 4:18
A fine capture of this impressive helicopter gunship in mid flight. I like the inclusion of the windsock, which add some contrasting colour and nicely balances out the composition. A timely reminder of Russian firepower.
photographer_sg (3143) 2014-05-20 5:25
Excellent photograph with fine sharpness and details. The chopper does look quite scary with its dark outlines and turning blades and propeller. the red windcock is an asset to the composition.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
ktanska (24258) 2014-05-20 11:38
The front of that helicopter looks really mean! There's no question this is a war machine.
I like how you have included the wind sock to add colour while the helicopter has dull colour on purpose. Good exposure time to show motion blur on propellers.
dip (23528) 2014-05-20 12:37
you captured perfectly the helicopter,I also like the way you framed it,
PiotrF (4960) 2014-05-20 15:11
Potezna maszyna, choc konstrukcja juz wiekowa to pewnie taki przelot nad glowa robi wrazenie. Dobry kadr, podoba mi sie lekkie rozmycie wirnikow
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (82416)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-18
- Categories: Transportation, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 70-300 f4,5-5,6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-20 0:27