Mil Mi-26

 

The Mi-26, designated 'Halo' by NATO, is designed for cargo shipment with a maximum payload of 20,000 kg.  The military-transport aircraft has 10 fuel tanks and can be equipped with seats for up to 82 passengers.  Capable of flight in any weather, it is currently known as the largest helicopter in production.

 

 

Attribution

Attribution
Overview
Parent type Mi-26
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority MVZ Mil
Primary manufacturer MVZ Mil
Key Characteristics
Operational status Operational
Max gross weight (ground)   297 56,000 n/a 56,000 n/a
Crew 5-6
Seating arrangement Other
Configuration
VTOL type Helicopter
Compound type None
Lift configuration Single main rotor
Control device type Tail rotor
Features
Number of engines 2
Number of propulsors 0
Number of lift devices 1
Number of control devices 1
Milestones associated with the Mil Mi-26
1977 First flight of the Mil Mi-26
2009 Mil Mi-26 establishes payload/altitude record

Mil Mi-26

 

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Mil Mi-26

 

Operated By
Algerian Air Force Status unknown
Indian Air Force Status unknown
People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force Status unknown
Private Operators Status unknown
Russian Air Force Status unknown

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Forum Proceedings related to the Mil Mi-26

Flight Research of Mi-26 Helicopter Transportation of External Parallelepiped Cargo with Stabilizing and Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Means
Vladimir B. Kozlovsky, Nikolai A. Sumovsky and NPO PANH GA; Sergei A. Isaev, Academy of Civil Aviation (St. Petersburg)

 

Mi-26 Autorotational Landings
G.R. Karapetyan, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant

 

Procedures Used to Ensure Strength, Endurance and Damage Tolerance of Mil Helicopter Fuselages (Mi-26, Mi-28, etc.)
Z. E. Shnurov, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant

 

 

Vertiflite articles related to the Mil Mi-26

Vertiflite, March/April 1990

Multiple-Power-Path No planetary Main Gearbox of the Mi-26 Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter -

 

Vertiflite, Summer 2000

Could The Mi-26 Perform the JTR Functions? -

 

 

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Google Books related to the Mil Mi-26

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Aircraft Notes

Ref. Author(s) Title Source Date Type
266 Russian Нelicopters, JSC Russian Helicopters, Ka-27 5 July 2017 Website
283 Military Parade Ltd. Russia's Arms Catalog: Volume II (Air Force) 1996 Book
284 Vertolet Russia's Helicopter World 2000 Book
297 Lyubimaya Kniga Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant 50 Years 1998 Book