Mil Mi-26 Halo

Mil Mi-26 Halo

The Mi-26 first flew on December 14, 1977 as the replacement of the Mi-6 Hook and is still the biggest operational Helicopter of the World. Can carry up to 150 troops ( 90 usually ) or lift up to 20 tons, a similar capacity of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft. The Mi-26 was the first helicopter to operate successfully with an 8 blades main rotor.

Basic variants includes the Mi-26MS for medical evacuations (MedEvac), the Mi-26TM flying crane and the Mi-26TZ fuel tanker. Russian Helicopters launched production of Mi-26T2 in 2015

Specifications Mi-26 Halo

Engine 2 x Lotarev D-136 11400 shp
Capacity 5 + 80
Length (m) 40
Height (m) 8
Blades 8
Rotor diam. (m) 32
Disc area (m2) 805
Weight (kgs) Empty: 28200     Max: 56000
Speed (km/h) Cruise: 255     Max: 295
Range (km) 800
Ceiling (m) 4500
Rate/Climb (m/min)

  Derivatives & Versions of Mi-26 Halo

RusHeli Mi-26T2

2015 The Mi-26T2 is a modernised version of the Mi-26T, equipped with the latest avionics, making it possible to cut the number of crew required and a ...

2020 The Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL) helicopter is a joint development between Russian Helicopters and AVIC. Take-off weight will be about 38 tons, wh ...

  List of Operators of Mi-26 Halo

Years Model Org
1985-    russia Военно-воздушные cилы России
1995/05 peru Ejercito del Peru
2000-    india Bharatiya Vayu Sena
2000-    russia SKOL Airlines
2006-    venezuela Ejercito de Venezuela
2007-    russia Russian Helicopters
2008-    china China Flying Dragon Aviation
2014-    ukraine Ukraine Army Aviation
2016-    hong kong Lectern Aviation Supplies Co Ltd

belgium Skytech International
mexico Fuerza Aerea Mexicana
russia UTair Aviation

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