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

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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: Compound Helicopter

Compound type: Lift

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: 5-6 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

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Aircraft Details

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