The Mi-26, designated 'Halo' by NATO, is designed for cargo shipment with a maximum payload of 20,000 kg.  The military-transport aircraft has 10 fuel tanks and can be equipped with seats for up to 82 passengers.  Capable of flight in any weather, it is currently known as the largest helicopter in production.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: MVZ Mil

Primary manufacturer: MVZ Mil

Parent type: Mil Mi-26

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

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)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 8.15 m (26.7 ft)

Overall Length: 40.03 m (131.3 ft)

Overall Width: 32.00 m (105.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Motor Sich D-136 turbine

Engine manufacturer: Motor Sich

Max continuous power: 4486 kW (6013 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 8382 kW (11236 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 56000 kg (123459 lb)

Max Range: 590 km (319 nm)

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