Continuing the collection of photographs in Taftanaz AFB and starting with a Mi-17 with serial 20 (i.e. 2920) carrying the insignia of "Tha Factory", this time painted in black.
Side view of the same...
And another shot here for the same showing another Mi-17 infront.
Rebels could bring down a Mi-17 with serial 2934 just after desperate measures to climb and escape the base, crew and all soldiers inside are killed.
Examining these photos, leads us to the fact that this Mi-17 first collapsed with its front directly to the ground before resting aside.
It looks FSyA has leveled back this Mi-17...
Another Mi-17 looks to be in a good mechanical condition with a black painted insignia of "The Factory".
Unfortunately, the serial is not clear here...
The same Helo, looks to be left in a hurry on this narrow road.
Completely ruined Mi-8/17, either by FSyA while attempting to invade the base, or by SyAAF which bombarded the left aircraft in that base after being fell in the hands of the rebels, as explained in the first part of this post.
Another damaged Mi.
This photo was taken prior to capturing the air field, it's clear that this Mi was hit by the Green fire. The Mi-17 and Mi-8 look safe here.
The same group of helo's here, showing the phased-out/scrapped Mi-8 in light camo to the left of the photo.
Only one Mi-25 was in the base when FSyA invaded it, it's carrying the serial 2802.
This Hind first appeared in media in the live-fire maneuvers took place in July 2012, it's fitted here with two free-fall bombs in addition to another two gun pods.
Note the FAB's to the right of the photo...
SyAAF units those carried out air raids over this base, could hit this Hind and caused a
serious damage which look in-rectifiable.
Anyway, it's good that FSyA could demount its armament to make use of.
Another shot for this poor Hind, which would be -if left safe- a great addition to the FSyA.