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.
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)