Aviation Art With Cold War Muscle!

Some of the Mil Mi-24 Hind assault gunships at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev have had a bit of a make-over. Who would have thought these mean looking, Cold War era death dealers could become a stunning work of art?! The painted examples are Mi-24P Hind F (620+ produced 1981 – 1989) and Mi-24V Hind E (over 1,000 produced 1976 – 1986) variants.

Mil Mi-8 Hip, Mil Mi-24E Hind V and Mi-24P Hind F with a old East German Trabant car at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev during the Old Car Land 2017 festival
Mil Mi-8 Hip, Mil Mi-24E Hind V and Mi-24P Hind F with an old East German Trabant car at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev during the Old Car Land 2017 festival (September 2017)
Mil Mi-24P Hind F with a old East German Trabant car at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev during the Old Car Land 2017 festival
A uniquely painted Mil Mi-24P Hind F with an old East German Trabant car at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev during the Old Car Land 2017 festival (September 2017)
Decorated! Mil Mi-24P Hind F at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev (September 2017)
Mil Mi-24P Hind F at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine
The armoured glass of the gunners cockpit has sustained some damage on this Mil Mi-24P Hind F at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev (September 2017)
Decorated! Mil Mi-24P Hind F with at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev (September 2017)
It is an interesting scheme! Decorated! Mil Mi-24P Hind F at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev (September 2017)
Mil Mi-24V Hind E at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
Quite an art design! Mil Mi-24V Hind E at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
Mil Mi-24V Hind E at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
The gunners armoured cockpit glass is also damaged on the Mil Mi-24V Hind E at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
Decorated Mil Mi-24V Hind E at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine
Colourful! Mil Mi-24V Hind E at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
Old Car Land emblazoned Antonov An-2 Colt at the Ukrainian State Aviation Museum in Kiev
Old Car Land emblazoned Antonov An-2 Colt at the Ukrainian State Aviation Museum in Kiev (September 2017)
Art project Mil Mi-24V Hind E and Mi-24P Hind F at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
Art project Mil Mi-24V Hind E and Mi-24P Hind F at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
Art project Mil Mi-24V Hind E at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
Art project Mil Mi-24V Hind E at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
Art project Mil Mi-24P Hind F at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)
Art project Mil Mi-24P Hind F at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine (September 2017)

They have some more traditional examples there in military livery and markings, including an early Hind A with the “Glasshouse” cockpit. For me the later variants like the Hind D are the meanest looking

Ukrainian Mil Mi-24A Hind A and Mi-24D Hind D assault gunships at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev
Ukrainian Mil Mi-24A Hind A and Mi-24D Hind D assault gunships at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev (September 2017)
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