Mi-26 - Heavy transport helicopter
This walkaround introduces currently the world heaviest helicopter - type Mi-26. THis helicopter was designed as an direct replacement of Mi-6 and Mi-10. On the pictures there are mostly Russian Air Force helicopters. The Mi-26 still holds several world records and is used not only by Russia or CIS countries, but also by some Asian, African and South American nations. A big role those gigants play in coalition effort in Afghanistan, where Mi-26 several times rescued grounded CH-47 or Mi-17 and are also significantly helping with material transport.
Engines nacelles and main rotor head
Pilot´s cockpit and the bulky cargo cabin