Polish Aviation Museum

31-864 Kraków,
al. Jana Pawła II 39
phone: (12) 640 99 60,
(12) 642 40 70
e-mail: info@muzeumlotnictwa.pl

a cultural institution of the Malopolska Region

Małopolska – Kraków Region


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Kraków Airport

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Helicopter: WSK Mi-2R

WSK Mi-2R
USSR / Poland
agricultural helicopter
1972



  • Technical data


Rotor diameter 14.5 m (47 ft 6 in)
Fuselage length 11.94 m (39 ft 2 in)
Take-off weight 3550 kg (7826 lb)
Maximum speed 210 km/h (113 kt, 130 mph)
Ceiling 4000 m (13,123 ft)
Range 800 km (500 mi)
Armament
Powerplant :
two turboshaft GTD‑350 engines rated at 400 hp each

 

Agricultural variant of the ubiquitous Eastern Bloc helicopter.

The Mi-2 helicopter was designed in the Soviet Union at the Mikhail Mil bureau. Built on licence in Poland since 1965 at the WSK Świdnik. The agricultural variant was first flown in 1968. 5,450 Mi-2 were manufactured in total, including 350 in the agricultural variant. They were used in Poland by the PZL Świdnik Helicopter Service Works, later by the Świdnik “Heliseco” Service Works.

The Mi-2 is an all-metal multipurpose helicopter with nosewheel-type landing gear and three bladed, metal main rotor. The cockpit houses crew of two (pilot and operator), and eight occupants or 700 kg payload can be carried. The powerplant consists of two 405 HP (298 kW) GTD-350 turboshaft engines, manufactured by the PZL WSK Rzeszów.

The “crop duster” version is equipped with two 600 litres GRP hoppers (mounted on fuselage sides) and a boom assembly for atomizers. Both pumps and atomizers are electrically powered. In the chemical fertilizer-spreading configuration the hoppers are fitted either with pneumatic tubes (using airflow forced by electric fans) or with electrically-powered centrifugal spreaders.

The helicopter on display was handed over on 10.06.2008 to the PAM as a gift from “Heliseco”. It was manufactured in 1972 and has flown 2823 hrs. in Poland, Egypt, Iraq and Nigeria.

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