These photos were
taken by Gábor Tóth
Let me write some words about our Po-2 aircraft.
The plane arrived to
Hungary in the late forties, after the soviets took over the control in our country. When
Hungary asked permission to rebuild our aviation, that were collapsed after
the war, the soviets sold their used planes for the civilian and military
uses. The Po-2s took part both in sport and airline flights. This aircraft
served as basic trainer, crop duster, and glider tower as well. During the
years she was overhauled many times, and a small group of aviation fans
decided to reserve her in flying condition. From the eighties she served on air shows
as one of our oldest Old-timer. In 1988 she crashed, when her old
pilot died in a heart attack during an air show. She landed firmly by
herself, but the ground was too soft there, and she suffered some damages.
After the operating team returned her into flying condition, she continues her career. She's got numerous nicknames like Aunt Mary, Sewing Machine ...
The photos were taken this September, on a
Military air show, at a Hungarian helicopter base. the other Old-timer was a
B-25 Mitchell, called "Red Bull"
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The tail fin
Fuselage front from right, with gear, and
wing hold structure
Engine in detail
Engine compartment from front
|Fuselage front from right
||Landing gear in detail
||Front view of the aircraft from right