Military helicopter open to public

PUBLISHED: 21:00 27 August 2014




AS PART of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the Helicopter Museum has been offering visitors the opportunity to climb aboard some of its rare aircraft.

The Weston charity, which is based in Locking Moor Road, has allowed the public to take a close-up look at popular helicopters such as the Vietnam veteran Huey, the Westland Lynx and Agusta 109.

But volunteers believe they have saved the best until last, as people will be able to clamber into one of the world’s most powerful combat aircraft on Sunday.

Assistant manager Shaly Dee said: “Our Hind Russian Gunship is by far the most popular helicopter in our collection.

“It was stationed on the Berlin Wall during the Cold War and was armed with four missile launches, 128 rockets and a forward mounted Gatling gun with a firing rate of sixty rounds per second.”

The Hind Russian Gunship will be open to the public from 10am-5pm on Sunday.

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