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The world's largest helicopter can lift an airliner with remarkable ease

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Designed and built by Moscow-based Mil Helicopters, the Mi-26 stands roughly the same height as a three-story building and its rotors have the same span as the wings of an Airbus A320 (www.businessinsider.com) Altro...

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jlyount
John Yount 4
A Mi-26 was outfitted with two 2000 U.S. gallon Bambi Buckets suspended about 120 feet under the aircraft to assist forest fire fighters. Although somewhat successful the idea never caught-on. The Mi-26 did set a record for a single delivery of water from a helicopter, 4000 gallons.
nasdisco
Chris B 4
Time for the US to build the Chinook NG!
wylann
wylann 1
I have a soft spot for the Aircrane. I would love to see an updated "Super Aircrane". =)
anderml1955
Awesome piece of equipment. We used one in the 90's on a project in northern Russia transporting pipe and living accommodation modules out on the tundra. Got to ride up in the jump seat between the pilot/copilot one time. Rental and fuel was cheap then.
linbb
linbb 2
Not a fully outfitted one as that shown has been stripped of anything they could take off.
anderml1955
Specs - https://personal.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8d6e628c616672a86f9f
delravi
zx zczc 0
The wording describing the background to the Mi-26 pic is incorrect. Definitely not 'clear blue skies', dark thunderclouds is perhaps a more accurate description...

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