HTK-AS116 Polish AF / Army Helicopters paint set vol. 1
Standard colours of Polish helicopters in 1990s/2000s
PZL W-3 Sokół was designed in Poland in late-1970s / 80s as a future standard medium-size multipurpose helicopter of the Warsaw Pact. Transport versions, introduced into Polish AF in early 1990s, initially wore a colourful "Salamander" camo. The same colours were later used on Mi-8RL local SAR modification. After creation of 25th Air Cavalry Division in 1994 a new "green-brown" camouflage was developed for W-3W armed variant of Sokół. It was also applied on Mi-2s of Army Aviation during periodic overhauls (interestingly, it was never used on Mi-8/17/24 used in the same units).