Development of the Russian Mi-6 (NATO Designation: 'Hook') heavy transport helicopter began in 1952; production took off in 1957.  Under extreme circumstances, the cargo cabin can hold up to 150 people; in the ambulance version, 41 stretchers and 2 seats.  Normally, the passenger cabin can accommodate 61 passengers.  Maximum internal and slung payloads are 12,000 kg and 8,000 kg, respectively.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: MVZ Mil

Primary manufacturer: MVZ Mil

Parent type: Mil Mi-6

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Compound type: Lift

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 5-6

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 9.86 m (32.3 ft)

Overall Length: 41.74 m (136.9 ft)

Overall Width: 35.00 m (114.8 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Soloviev D-25V turbine

Engine manufacturer: Soloviev Design Bureau

Take-off / rated power: 4103 kW (5500 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 41700 kg (91933 lb)

Max Range: 500 km (270 nm)

Max Endurance: 3.0 hrs (3.0 hrs)

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