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Mi-26: heavyweight with a three-story house

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Mi-26: heavyweight with a three-story house



Despite its age, the Mi-26 still remains the largest production helicopter in the world. Recently there has been a major modernization of the machine. The developer of the legendary heavyweight is the Moscow Helicopter Plant. Mile, part of the holding Rostec "Russian Helicopters."

For impressive dimensions of the helicopter Mi-26 pilots nicknamed "Flying Cow". If you put it next to the Boeing-737, then the helicopter will be longer. The total area covered by the Mi-26 propellers exceeds 800 meters, and the height of the helicopter is from a three-story house.

Rising into the air on 14 December 1977 of the year, this giant revolutionized the helicopter industry and set new world standards. Inside the car are placed 82 paratrooper with weapons, and in the sanitary version - 60 stretcher with the wounded. The helicopter is capable of carrying cargo weighing up to 20 tons. The weight of the empty machine is almost 30 tons. The Mi-26 already has 14 world records.



Mi-26 became reliable and favorite machines in our troops. Combat use began in Afghanistan. They were used for the transport of goods, delivery of resupply and evacuation of the wounded.

The helicopter proved to be an exceptionally reliable and often indispensable machine. Found the use of Mi-26 in fire fighting and during natural disasters. In 1986, Mi-26 helicopters participated in the aftermath of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Given the seriousness of the situation at that time, the staff of the Mile plant developed and equipped the corresponding modification in just three days.



Russian Mi-26 had a chance to participate in the UN peacekeeping missions. They worked in the territory of the former Yugoslavia, in Somalia, Cambodia, Indonesia and other countries.

In 2002, the Mi-26 provided assistance even to the US armed forces. Our giant brought down a downed Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the inaccessible regions of Afghanistan to the American base in Bagram - the heaviest army rotary-wing aircraft aviation USA. All serial American heavy helicopters were never able to get closer to the Mi-26 in their capabilities.



Despite a fairly advanced age, there is still no replacement for the Mi-26. Three decades later, it remains the largest and lifting capacity among production helicopters in the world. Holding "Helicopters of Russia" is conducting a major modernization of the machine - the new version received the designation Mi-26Т2.

Its distinctive feature is the reduced crew - only two pilots, as well as the introduction of new avionics based on the avionics-26 complex, developed by the specialists of Ramenskiy instrument-making design bureau, which is a part of KRET.

The basis of the complex BREO-26 - navigation and aerobatic complex NPK 90-2. It consists of an electronic display system, a control panel, an on-board digital computer, a satellite navigation system and a digital flight system.

In addition, a round-the-clock surveillance system, a modern communication complex and an on-board monitoring system can be integrated into the Mi-26Т2 avionics. Night vision goggles are available as optional equipment. Thanks to the new avionics complex, the Mi-26Т2 can now be flown at any time of the day, in simple and complex meteorological conditions, including over uncontrolled terrain.



All these innovations can reduce operating costs and increase the competitiveness of the machine. So, starting over three decades ago история this giant helicopter continues. Having learned the glory of international air shows, becoming the owner of world records, the Mi-26 continues to improve. The helicopters created on its basis are successfully operated in our country and are in steady demand in the world market.
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  1. gandalf
    gandalf April 8 2014 08: 06
    +22
    Big country - big helicopters! wink
    1. Canep
      Canep April 8 2014 08: 39
      +21
      The largest non-serial is also ours:
      Mi-12, maximum take-off weight of 105 tons, carrying capacity of more than 30 tons.
      1. svp67
        svp67 April 8 2014 18: 26
        +3
        Quote: Canep
        Mi-12
        But there was also a Ka22 rotorcraft, of course it is smaller, but what was the scope of the state ...
      2. Dimka off
        Dimka off April 11 2014 23: 26
        0
        it is a pity that the Mi-12 did not go into the series. Great car.
        1. ar-ren
          ar-ren April 11 2014 23: 36
          +1
          Cap says that since he did not go into the series, he was not needed.

          By the way, a similar situation with Mriya. It seems like the coolest airplane, in the singular, but often it has been idle for months waiting for orders.
          1. crazyrom
            crazyrom 6 May 2014 22: 07
            0
            Well, I don’t know, I read that Mriya’s everything is scheduled according to the clock, you always need to transport something big and clumsy. But this is of course an 1 plane, if there were 5-10 them, then they would probably be superfluous.
        2. shishkin7676
          shishkin7676 5 February 2016 14: 38
          0
          There was a Yak -60, 45 tons of cargo!
    2. Priboi
      Priboi April 8 2014 09: 28
      +8
      and indeed more success! good
    3. platitsyn70
      platitsyn70 April 8 2014 11: 52
      +6
      Mile helicopters are the masterpieces of the Soviet and Russian helicopter buildings.
      1. Sid.74
        Sid.74 April 8 2014 16: 58
        +1
        Quote: platitsyn70
        Mile helicopters are the masterpieces of the Soviet and Russian helicopter buildings.

        I agree it’s not some kind of propeller wing !!! And the helicopters !!! fellow
  2. 0255
    0255 April 8 2014 08: 13
    +7
    Helicopter is impressive good
  3. sv68
    sv68 April 8 2014 08: 35
    +7
    we have over Rostov when it appears in the air, people stop and admire it-BEAUTY
  4. Sma11
    Sma11 April 8 2014 08: 41
    +5
    Very popular in the North, and Africans adore it laughing
  5. Siberia 9444
    Siberia 9444 April 8 2014 08: 42
    +6
    We have in the Novosibirsk region (Kyshtovka) there is not a large airport there such fly to the North. Damn this car should not fly at all (I'm in terms of size), BUT FLIES !!! good
    1. Sma11
      Sma11 April 8 2014 11: 18
      +10
      The funny thing is that the power of its engines is such that it is problematic to land an empty helicopter. After the repair, when they check the operation of the engines, the Ural-APA is driven into it so that the helicopter does not take off laughing
  6. patriot123
    patriot123 April 8 2014 08: 48
    +10
    this is a colossus !! You can see right away - created in a huge great country !!
    1. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 8 2014 20: 54
      -1
      >> this is a colossus !! immediately visible - created in a huge great country !!

      Apparently, therefore, it turned out something big (helicopters, planes, mining trucks, etc.) and did not work out small (electronics).

      :)
      1. Wheel
        Wheel April 9 2014 02: 28
        +1
        Quote: ar-ren
        and it didn’t work out small (electronics).

        Do you still think that spaceships and stations, planes, submarines of the Soviet era were without electronics?
        1. ar-ren
          ar-ren April 11 2014 13: 04
          0
          Quote: Wheel
          Quote: ar-ren
          and it didn’t work out small (electronics).

          Do you still think that spaceships and stations, planes, submarines of the Soviet era were without electronics?


          According to history, it was the USSR that copied computers from the USA, not the USA from the USSR. When someone copies something, it's called "failing to do it yourself."
  7. avt
    avt April 8 2014 08: 54
    +5
    - “Despite the fairly advanced age, there is still no replacement for the Mi-26. "--- request They are not looking for good from good! Here they upgrade and do it right. Mythic apparatus! good Here from the series from which the Professor jars - which has no analogues in the world in its characteristics.
  8. 111 soldier
    111 soldier April 8 2014 08: 55
    +6
    and the size of a 3-storey house and can drag this house!
  9. Azaat
    Azaat April 8 2014 09: 11
    +4
    Mi-6 is the predecessor of the Mi-26. The war and working days passed.
  10. mackonya
    mackonya April 8 2014 09: 14
    +2
    Mil helicopters are famous for their survivability and unpretentiousness. I often heard stories about the legendary Mi-8, which could take off in severe weather conditions and return to base after a long shelling from large-caliber. It is a pity that not many Mi-26s remained in service.
    1. jayich
      jayich April 8 2014 10: 46
      +2
      Well, why did they send two new ones for testing last month. Drop in on the RUN.
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. Sma11
      Sma11 April 8 2014 11: 27
      +2
      Why so few? More than 80 pieces are flying in Russia. More than a hundred in storage.
  11. Nayhas
    Nayhas April 8 2014 09: 41
    +3
    Inside the machine are 82 paratroopers with weapons, and in the sanitary version - 60 stretchers with wounded.

    Actually more, we remember about 150 people with weapons bursting in there. But in the war zone, he has nothing to do, too dangerous. He really loaded like a cow, well, sooooo slow.
    Our giant brought down a downed Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the inaccessible areas of Afghanistan to the US base in Bagram - the heaviest rotary-wing aircraft of the US Army.

    Chinook is far from the heaviest, heavier than its CH-53E Super Stallion, as much as five tons ...
    All these innovations can reduce operating costs and increase the competitiveness of the machine.

    The need for such giants in the world is small, this is confirmed by the fact that the Mi-26 is practically not found in the world except for the CIS countries and China, with India and Venezuela.
    But our aircraft require a helicopter located between Mi-17 and Mi-26 ...
    1. Professor
      Professor April 8 2014 11: 46
      +2
      Quote: Nayhas
      Our aircraft require a helicopter located between Mi-17 and Mi-26 ..

      I completely agree. For the army, the effectiveness of such a helicopter is doubtful, more fighters are crammed into one side, more chances to send so many funerals by one MANPADS. Here in the civilian world there is a need for such cars, although not very big.

      1. Sma11
        Sma11 April 8 2014 11: 53
        +4
        Here in the civilian world there is a need for such cars, although not very big.

        Yes, the whole North rests on them ....
        1. Professor
          Professor April 8 2014 12: 01
          0
          Quote: Sma11
          Yes, the whole North rests on them ....

          Let's calculate how much it costs one kg of delivered cargo to the Mi-26 and say Mi-8. I suspect that if the Mi-26 were cheaper, their number would be much larger than the existing ones.
          1. Canep
            Canep April 8 2014 12: 16
            +5
            Good to you Professor hi
            With the union, helicopters were actively used during installation and construction in remote areas.

            Several times during the development of work production projects (mainly for the state district power station-1 in Ekibas) I came across the fact that it would be much easier to carry out the work with a helicopter, and due to its absence, a small MKG-25br crane had to be pulled in parts to be pulled in parts and then them to do the work.
            1. Professor
              Professor April 8 2014 12: 22
              0
              Quote: Canep
              With the union, helicopters were actively used during installation and construction in remote areas.

              I know. I was lucky to personally observe the work of the Mi-10 on the Georgian Military Highway. good
          2. svp67
            svp67 April 8 2014 18: 37
            +3
            Quote: Professor
            I suspect that if the Mi-26 were cheaper, their number would be much larger than the existing ones.
            Here you are right, of course, but Russia is not Israel in terms of distance and accessibility, that there is enough work for Mi8 (17), that it can be found for Mi26 ...
            Moreover, "The helicopter was equipped with an external sling system, which was able to provide transportation of standard sea containers. The universal stabilizing platform made it possible to increase the speed of transportation of bulky and long cargo (such as houses, containers, pipes) on an external sling to 200 km / h. , the arsenal of the Mi-26T includes an automatic gripper for transporting timber in mountainous areas. "







            Mi-26TP fire-fighting helicopter in action

            Mi-27 airborne control center

            And there is also the Mi-26TZ - a tanker ...
          3. tchoni
            tchoni April 11 2014 23: 15
            0
            a little a little not all eight will drag. And the warriors sometimes benefit. Loaded a couple of BMDs and a platoon of fighters - that's good. bmd she though cardboard, but all the armor. I heard from senior comrades that in this way they tried to block the caravan routes in Afghanistan. I don’t know the details. Alas.
    2. Sma11
      Sma11 April 8 2014 11: 49
      +1
      But our aircraft require a helicopter located between Mi-17 and Mi-26 ...

      Why don't you like the Mi-38?
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas April 8 2014 12: 31
        0
        Quote: Sma11
        Why don't you like the Mi-38?

        Precisely, I remember his drawing in the "Technology of Youth" magazine, either in the late 80s or early 90s ... According to reference books, the design began in 1981 ... 33 years is a pancake record, although for Mil this is normal ... so it is not very different from the Mi-17.
  12. RuslanNN
    RuslanNN April 8 2014 09: 46
    +7
    How proudly he carries the beaten Chinook. it’s immediately clear who is the boss in the house. Glory to our aircraft manufacturers !!!
    1. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 8 2014 20: 50
      0
      Wikipedia has a photo of how one Chinook carries another Chinook. So it’s not so difficult.
  13. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz April 8 2014 10: 30
    +11
    The car is good. You sit in the cockpit, the airbuses don't stand around! Spaciousness, overview! The service is fantastic! Stomping in the tunnels of the engine-gear compartment, the tail boom, cavers cry! laughing
    1. Sma11
      Sma11 April 8 2014 11: 36
      +5
      Stomp in the tunnels of the engine-gear compartment, the tail boom-cavers cry!

      Do not stomp, but on karachik, on karachik. And cavers smoke nervously aside wassat . I especially like the transition from an intermediate gear to a tail gear in winter. And who said that in the submarine the passages are small request laughing ?
  14. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz April 8 2014 11: 39
    +2
    I absolutely agree! hi With my complexion, it’s easier there! But who is bigger, well, there are over 90 kg and growth beyond 180 crawling. laughing From the intermediate to the tail-sdes and climbers in the corner cry! wassatIt’s not always possible to climb on them. Good relative of the deputy commander! Once a month I take my soul off! I remember the past. Oh, sadness ...
    1. Sma11
      Sma11 April 8 2014 12: 41
      +3
      Well, that’s what it is 120 / 194 good... And just got the intermediate with the tail. Oil change, calibration + shaft (hypoid). In the summer "cows" in the North, and in the winter for the regulations. SDs are hanged. No heat is not fucking there to do, but it is necessary. And they also wonder why ground personnel in aviation drinks . But because otherwise it would not survive in the cold.
      1. dmitrij.blyuz
        dmitrij.blyuz April 9 2014 12: 36
        0
        And they are also surprised why in aviation ground guards drinks === To some extent! But didn’t use C-120 type DAPs? It’s not a masterpiece of course, but to throw the sleeves into the beam, everything is warmer. We usually warmed our Mi-8s in the preliminary one. Not DAPs, of course, ordinary kerosene ones.
  15. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 8 2014 14: 24
    +5
    The first time I saw THIS in all its glory was in 1994, they say - let's go to the board for inspection, weapons are being taken out of Gudauta. What overboard, what kind of cargo, I ask. Go, you will see. We arrive with the border guard to the parking lot and quietly go nuts. There is a "cow", inside - like in a cave, IL-76 with a propeller. Cargo - 8 tons of NURS, in addition - a herd of warriors with families and belongings, I am returning to my homeland. They stood with the border guard, scratched their turnips (the board goes further, to Russia, it is necessary to arrange the passage of the border, it takes longer to take an internal flight), what to do - xs. You will not unload it - the board is military, loaders will not unload-load for free - the airport is civil. NURSs are in sealed boxes, from above everything is filled up with rubbish, there you can take whatever you want. They closed their eyes, counted the passengers over their heads, filled out the declaration and, with God, let everyone go.
    There is only one impression - we can do it when we want, and even better - when it comes. And even then, he saw all kinds of sides, but it was from the Mi-26 that the impression of something monumental was left. hi
  16. gregor6549
    gregor6549 April 8 2014 15: 34
    +3
    The helicopter that covered Chernobyl.
    1. ICT
      ICT April 8 2014 16: 16
      +3
      Quote: gregor6549
      The helicopter that covered Chernobyl.
  17. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx April 8 2014 15: 47
    +4
    The total area covered by the Mi-26 screws exceeds 800 meters

    I don’t even know what to say. Yes, and I can not, because I'm lying under the table. laughing

    And the helicopter is certainly unique and beautiful in its own way. And the fact that they are not discontinued and continue to be modernized, of course, cannot but rejoice.
    1. gregor6549
      gregor6549 April 8 2014 15: 49
      +1
      No, well, if the screws are scattered over a given area, then covering such an area is quite possible ... though it's only obscene smile
    2. ICT
      ICT April 8 2014 16: 53
      +2
      counted from nothing to do lol
      somehow it happened

      804.24771931899
      1. 52
        52 April 8 2014 17: 20
        +1
        On aviation day, my family and I went inside this handsome man. The wife and daughter were delighted, inside he is even more than it seems from the outside. Too bad amateur photographs, black and white, 1996. I'll think about how to print it.
    3. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 8 2014 20: 52
      0
      >> I don't know what to say to that. And I can't, because I'm lying under the table

      Man is sealed, it happens! The word "square" is missed between "800" and "meters".
      1. Al_lexx
        Al_lexx April 9 2014 01: 31
        0
        Quote: ar-ren
        >> I don't know what to say to that. And I can't, because I'm lying under the table

        Man is sealed, it happens! The word "square" is missed between "800" and "meters".

        Everything is correct. I just laughed kindly, did not jerk. Well, it’s nice to smile sometimes, in our difficult times? smile
  18. Michael KG
    Michael KG April 8 2014 19: 24
    +2
    A low bow to all those people who create and realize all this flying and not only technology.
    The designers of these machines are truly creators, otherwise it would have turned out nothing.
    My opinion: "to have talent is to have a big soul"
    I want to take an example from such people, and strive for their level.
  19. Guard
    Guard April 8 2014 21: 16
    +1
    Mi-26 not only Chinook was pulling, but also another Mi-26) From Kazakhstan to Russia for repair.
  20. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 April 8 2014 21: 17
    0
    this helicopter knows how much it has built!
  21. kocclissi
    kocclissi April 8 2014 21: 20
    0
    This is not a warrior, this is a hard worker!
  22. Penek
    Penek April 8 2014 21: 51
    +1
    Wonderful car flying from Kandahar to Kabul. 3.5 hours with open hatches in the salon for ventilation, a complete buzz. My fighters kissed the earth after the flight.
  23. ssskalinin
    ssskalinin April 9 2014 02: 17
    +1
    I flew on such a sensation as on IL76 only at low altitudes it shakes but I am proud of Russia
  24. Villas
    Villas April 9 2014 02: 59
    +1
    I wish I could see him live in the air, probably an amazing experience)
    1. Sikorsky
      Sikorsky April 10 2014 16: 09
      0
      To stand next to it or to visit it, and even better to fly)
  25. Vasily Sosenko
    Vasily Sosenko April 9 2014 13: 15
    +1
    Impressive car. More to such, at least in reserve ...
  26. Kornilovets
    Kornilovets April 9 2014 16: 42
    0
    Great car "Bogatyr" :)
  27. Langeo
    Langeo April 9 2014 17: 09
    0
    He can do that anyway. The mass of the tractor is 15990 kg.
    1. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 11 2014 13: 06
      0
      As if self-evident, based on a payload of 20 tons!
  28. gogen3
    gogen3 April 10 2014 12: 33
    0
    But, quite possibly, our country needs more large and lifting machines. Application in any case there.
    1. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 11 2014 13: 06
      0
      Which one may I ask?
  29. Sikorsky
    Sikorsky April 10 2014 15: 59
    +1
    As far as I know, the Mi-6 was called the "flying cow". My father is a pilot, he used to fly the Mi-6, now he flew the Mi-26. A magnificent helicopter, I had occasion to fly on these rotary-winged, though when I was still a child. Impressions for a lifetime! :) and by the way, the case in 2002 when our pilots rescued "American friends" with their officials is not the only one.
  30. aleksandrs95
    aleksandrs95 April 15 2014 10: 56
    +1
    The machine is very serious and the modernization potential is large, it would have thrown off 2,5-3t tons from the dry mass. The price would not have been. And the truth is, a helicopter is needed in the middle between MI-17 and MI-26. It’s only expensive, we agreed with the Chinese create, for two years now nothing is heard about this.
    1. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 15 2014 11: 09
      0
      It is already there!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CH-53E

      15 tons of carrying capacity, 15 tons of natural weight, 1000 km - flight distance with cargo
  31. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 April 26 2014 02: 14
    0
    An excellent multi-purpose machine with the inherent possibility of deep modernization. I hope he will have the same long biography as MI-8. We also need an intermediate link helicopter between MI-26 and MI-8.
    In general, there are more good and different helicopters.
  32. Kronos
    Kronos 4 June 2014 16: 13
    0
    Pride in the fact that this is our helicopter !!!!!
  33. Baloo
    Baloo 11 August 2014 21: 25
    0
    Not a pilot, but such a machine should have a device for active protection against missiles from any direction, and not a trick.
  34. Beiderlei
    Beiderlei 17 January 2015 15: 50
    0
    We better take a super stallion!