The Russian-made Mi-26TZ is a tanker derived from the Mil Mi-26.  MTOW with empty fuel dispensing modules is 42,133 kg.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: MVZ Mil

Primary manufacturer: MVZ Mil

Parent type: Mil Mi-26

Aircraft status: Status unknown


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 5-6

Crew seating: Other

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 32.00 m 105.0 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 33.73 m 110.7 ft
Airframe Width: 6.15 m 20.2 ft
Airframe Height: 8.15 m 26.7 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 2.86 m 9.4 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 15.15 m 49.7 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 3.13 m 10.3 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Speed: 300 km/h; Cruise Speed: 260 km/h

Max Gross Weight (ground): 53,013 kg 116,874 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 53,013 kg 116,874 lb
Empty Weight: 28,150 kg 62,060 lb
Useful Load: 24,863 kg 54,813 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.531
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,600 m 15,092 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Motor Sich D-136 turbine
Manufacturer: Motor Sich
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 4486 kW 6013 hp
Take-off / rated: 8382 kW 11236 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 32.00 m 104.99 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type: Fully articulated
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 8
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 804.25 m² 8657.2 ft²
Disc Loading: 65.92 kg/m² 13.501 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 5
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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