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"Helicopter-giant Mi-10" Tote bag

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What’s so strange about aviation lovers? Cyrillic is trendy!

The Mi-10, known as the “Harke” in the NATO Codification, was a military transport helicopter – an aerial crane. Developed over a period from 1961-1964, it began being used in the military in 1963. In 1965 it was shown at the Le Bourget Air Show in Paris. The French aviation journal Aviación Magazine wrote “One of the biggest sensations of the show was the Russian helicopters… The demonstration was so magnificent that it made you forget the ‘heaviness’ of the machines. This was particularly true of the Mi-10”. And a quote from the English magazine The Economist: “American industry has nothing that compares to the Soviet ‘aerial crane’, the Mi-10, which can move 15 tonnes of freight on a platform held between the stork-like legs of the chassis.

 

Serge Stamper’s Aviation Collection:

Serge Stamper’s pride is his full collection of Russian stamps, the oldest being from 1857, which he is thrilled to share with us. Collecting, which includes of course collecting stamps, is for Stamper a tool used to investigate life. Here Stamper’s aim was researching Russian and Soviet aviation. Aviation in the Soviet Union was considered a supremely important field, on the same level as space exploration. Stamper’s most vivid recollections include flying on expeditions in a Soviet An-2 airplane and in Mi-4, Mi-6, and Mi-8 helicopters. Yes, he loves to fly as well! 

 

Who is Serge Stamper?

Stamper is a man with an interesting life story. He spent his childhood in a circle of young natural scientists at the Darwin Museum, the largest museum of natural science in Europe. His passion for biology and botany are still aflame. In his youth Stamper worked on geological expeditions in Chukotka and on the border with Afghanistan. He learned the trade of jeweler and engraver at the Stroganov Academy, one of the top three art universities in Russia. In the 1990s and 2000s he became involved in business and was quite successful. Serge also has a passion for collecting. He amassed a collection of contemporary art, and dreams of starting a heraldry collection (but claims he is too lazy). However, realizing his long-held passion for biology is a must. We chose Serge Stamper as a supplier for our shop because of the wide range of his interests, his exquisite taste, and his incessant curiosity. 

 

What else you need to know about this bag:

A classic tote bag that'll withstand whatever you throw in it, from books to groceries!

• 100% bull denim cotton construction
• Dimensions: 14 ⅜” x 14” (36.5 cm x 35.6 cm)
• Dual handles
• Order processing time usually takes 3-7 business days before shipment
• This work is final sale and not eligible for return

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