MI-26 helicopterThe MI-26 represents the third generation of Russian helicopters, being the world biggest mass production heavy helicopter. It was designed and manufactured by the “Russian Helicopters” and “Rostvertol" companies. The basic versions are equipped for troop-carrying and other military application. Currently, the MI-26 is in service with Air Force of many countries worldwide. There are also many widely demanded civilian versions developed.
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|Maximum speed||295 km/h|
|Course speed||265 km/h|
|Service ceiling||4600 m|
|Empty weight||28 200 kg|
|Gross weight||49 500 kg|
|Loaded weight||56 000 kg|
|Powerplant||2 turboshafts « Motor-Sich» D-136|
|Engine capacity||2 x 11 400 h.p.|
|Main rotor diameter||32 m|
|Tail rotor diameter||7,61 m|
|Fuselage length||33,727 m|
|Height (main rotor)||8,145 m|
The MI-26 was designed by the “Rostov-Mil” Experimental Design Bureau as a brand new helicopter. By that time there hadn’t been any experience in developing of the helicopters of that kind. All the designing solutions are made by the company’s engineers in cooperation with other scientific and design organizations. The MI-26 performed its first flight in December 1977. At the beginning of 1980 it was introduced into mass production. Over 300 have been produced.
The MI-26 has the single-rotor configuration which provides perfect cost-performance parameters. Its powerplant consists of two turboshaft engines characterized by optimal load and power capacity and fuel effectiveness. The last feature is the outstanding designers’ achievement for heavy helicopter exploitation. Special features of the MI-26 engines significantly facilitate the maintenance and repairing works. The streamlined dolphin form of the fuselage makes perfect aerodynamic performance. The helicopter aircrew consists of 6 members.
The primary mission of the MI-26 is transportation of weapons and ammunition, troop delivery and aero-medical missions. It also has the modernized civil versions developed gradually in cooperation with the “Rostov-Mil”:
Operators of the helicopters note their perfect cost-performance parameters especially in terms of transportation. Having relatively modest dimensions, the MI-26 is capable of carrying a great payload. According to the main performance this machine is considerably superior to the other brand helicopters of a kind.
The MI-26 is a permanently demonstrates its multiple outstanding advantages participating in the international airshows and exhibitions.