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All the necessary repair and restoration work carried out by the convicts employed in the auto repair shop of the production site of the IK-7 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Tula Region have been completed. Now the “formidable machine”, which has served its military age, is waiting in the wings to become part of the exposition of military equipment in the open-air museum on the eve of Victory Day.

The disassembled body of the MI-8 helicopter was delivered to correctional colony No. 7 in the summer of last year. By agreement with the representatives of the veteran organization “RSVA”, who turned to the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service for help, the foremen of the production section of the correctional institution No. 7 got down to work.

The convicts restored the appearance of the decommissioned helicopter, carried out bodywork and paintwork. And in due time, they completed the restoration, fully preparing the MI-8 fuselage for use for peaceful purposes, as an exhibit in the Park of Memory and Glory.

A team of experienced craftsmen employed in the institution’s auto repair shop approached the work on the restoration of the hull of the rotary-wing machine with all responsibility. Each stage of the restoration work was carried out carefully, taking into account all the necessary requirements, especially since there was a margin of time. The result met expectations, the body of the decommissioned MI-8 regained its former proud appearance.

Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Tula Region

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