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Helicopter servicing. A Mil-8 helicopter (NATO reporting name 'Hip') seen during major servicing. The main rotors and their hub have been removed from the top of the fuselage and the entire tail and tail rotor assembly removed. The Mil-8 is a Russian general purpose transport helicopter used in many countries. It is available in a wide variety of versions for military and (as here) civilian work. It can carry 24 passengers or 3000kg of cargo. Photographed at Sharjah, UAE.
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