13 August 2010
Mil Mi-26 ~ Huge Russian Heavy-Lift Helicopter
Here's another in a series of great Russian flight vehicles, this time the Mil Mi-26 the world's largest multi-purpose heavy-lift helicopter capable of carrying ~20 tons. A belly big enough for tanks, trucks, bus, a hundred passengers... Useful in fighting fires...Here's a clip of action shots... FYI, recently I also spotlighted the United Aircraft Corporation's Beriev Be-200 amphibian aeroplane which is being very actively and effectively used right now in fighting Russian fires.