Colorfully camouflage on the Hungarian Army Aviation Mi-8 helicopters
The Hungarian Army Aviation received 43 Mi-8T/P Hip-C Helicopters between 1969 and 1973. The original factory green color was not durable. The worn parts were repainted in patches at the airport.
From 1975, new three-colored colorful camouflage was painted on Mi-8 Hip-C helicopters at the Hungarian Aircraft Repair Plant in Tököl airport. The new painting was made of brown, green and sand.
In 1975, another Mi-8T (10444) and Mi-8P (10445) Hip-C helicopter arrived, which was painted in two color (green and brown) factory camouflage instead of green camouflage.
Hungarian 87th Helicopter Air Regiment crew on front of their Mi-8P Hip-C VIP cargo (b/n: red 10445) helicopter in 1977 or 1978. Source: Reptár
Hungarian special camouflage Mi-8T Hip-C medium cargo (b/n: red 10444) helicopter. Photo: Garai Ferenc
In the eighties, all Mi-8s were painted on Hungarian standard green and sand camouflage.
Source: Horvath Balazs collectionPhotos: Simon Laszlo, Gibas Andor, Dombi Lorinc, Kunar Gyorgy, Garai Ferenc