05.06.2021 at Kyiv Aviation Pioneers Park appears Antonov AN-2 - new exhibit of State Polytechnic Museum of KPI named after Igor Sikorsky which also let to look at other exhibits like Yak-40 and Mi-2.
Antonov AN-2 aircraft was purchased at a state auction then it was delivered to Kyiv from Zaporizhzhia where it was stored by special technique. Next Antonov An-2 aircraft was restored at Antonov State Plant because it had not been in operation for more than 20 years.
Now Antonov AN-2 aircraft is mounted on a special pedestal next to other legends of Soviet aviation such as a passenger plane Yak-40 of Yakovlev's design bureau and Mi-2 helicopter designed by Mikhail Mil according to the schematic scheme of Igor Sikorsky.
This Antonov AN-2 aircraft has been presented at Antonov State Plant at the celebration of 75th Anniversary of Antonov Plant and now find his place in Kyiv Aviation Pioneers Park in Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute!
About Aircrafts of Kyiv Aviation Pioneers Park
Antonov AN-2 - Soviet light multi-purpose piston single-engine biplane equipped with ASh-62 engine. It is listed in Guinness Book of Records as the only aircraft in the world that has been produced for more than 70 years - more than 18000 An-2 have been built in total. Antonov AN-2 is used as an agricultural, sports, transport, training, passenger aircraft and is in service with Air Force of many countries of the world.
Yakovlev Yak-40 - the world's first passenger jet aircraft designed specifically for local airlines. Due to its high fuel consumption Yak-40 was nicknamed "Kerosene Eater" back in Soviet times. The middle (tail) engine of Yak-40 was distinguished by strong smoky exhaust especially during takeoff and therefore received the nickname "Iron Cigarette Butt". A total of 1180 Yak-40 aircrafts were produced from 1968 to 1981.
Mil Mi-2 - Soviet-Polish multipurpose helicopter produced in 1965 - 1992 (5400 units in total) in Poland at Swidnick and Rzeszow Helicopter Factories (PZL). In 1967 the international premiere of Mi-2 took place and the new Mi-2 helicopter was presented not by Soviet Union but by Poland - the serial Mi-2P was shown at XXVIIth International Aerospace Exhibition in Le Bourget under the number H-152.1. In this regard NATO Aviation Standards Harmonization Committee (ASCC) gave Mi-2 the code name "Hoplight".
Currently Mi-2M, Mi-2MSB and MSB-2 Nadiya helicopters are produced by Motor Sich Company in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Helicopter factories in Swidnick and Rzeszow now is a part of Leonardo Helicopter Corporation and produce PZL W-3 Sokol (AW1162) and PZL SW-4 Puszczyk (AW009) helicopters.
Welcome to visit completed Aviation Pioneers Park in Kyiv!)
Organizers of Kyiv Aviation Pioneers Park
State Polytechnic Museum of KPI named after Igor Sikorsky
Kyiv State Polytechnic Museum