Developed in 1967, the Mi-6PZh is a firefighting version of the Mil Mi-6.  The aircraft could carry sling loads up to 3000 kg, and firefighting materials (internal payload) up to 12000 kg.  Built in tanks allowed the helicopter to drop water over fires over a wide area.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: MVZ Mil

Primary manufacturer: MVZ Mil

Parent type: Mil Mi-6

Aircraft status: No longer flying


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: 9.86 m 32.3 ft
Overall Length: 41.74 m 136.9 ft
Overall Width: 35.00 m 114.8 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 33.18 m 108.9 ft
Airframe Width: 3.20 m 10.5 ft
Airframe Height: 9.16 m 30.1 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 8.66 m 28.4 ft
Landing Gear Track: 7.92 m 26.0 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 2.65 m 8.7 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 12.00 m 39.4 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 2.50 m 8.2 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 42,500 kg 93,696 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 42,500 kg 93,696 lb
Empty Weight: 28,724 kg 63,326 lb
Useful Load: 13,776 kg 30,371 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.676
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed: 300 km/h 162 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,500 m 14,764 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 555 km 300 nm
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: Soloviev D-25V turbine
Manufacturer: Soloviev Design Bureau
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 4103 kW 5500 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: 31.39 m 103.00 ft
RPM: 120.0 rpm 120.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type: Fully articulated
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Metal blades
Blade Chord: 1.158 m 3.80 ft
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 5
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 774.09 m² 8332.6 ft²
Disc Loading: 54.90 kg/m² 11.245 lb/ft²
Solidity: 0.1174
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 18.18 m² 195.7 ft²
Tip Speed: 197.26 m/s 647.2 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 6.40 m 21.00 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade fwd
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 4
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 32.18 m² 346.4 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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