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Mi-26/Mi-26T Heavy Transport Helicopters

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The Mi-26 helicopter is designed to airlift troops and materiel, and transport cargoes inside or outside the fuselage. The transport, troop-carrying, medevac, flight refuelling tanker and fire-fighting versions are available. The transpoort Mi-26 is loaded through the rear cargo hatch fitted with a lowering ramp. Two 1,500kg winches and 6,000kg electric hoists are used to load non-self-propelled cargoes.

 

The troop-carrying Mi-26 is capable of transporting up to 82 troops, who can conduct fire through portholes fitted with swivelling mounts for small arms. The medevac version can accommodate up to 60 stretchers. The tanker version has a refuelling system mounted in the cargo hold. The fire-fighting version mounts four water tanks in the cargo hold or drain tank on a sling.

 

The Mi-26T is a civil version with auxiliary radio communications, navigation, and mission- specific equipment.

Take-off weight, kg:

normal 49,600

maximum 54,000

max with external cargo 56,000

 

Payload weight, kg:

normal 15,000

maximum 20,000

 

Air speed, km/h:

maximum 295

cruising 255

 

Hovering ceiling, m

1,520

 

Service ceiling, m

4,600

 

Range, km:

with 20-tonne cargo 590

with full fuel tanks 800

ferry 1,920

 

Crew

5

 

Troops

82

 

Casualties on stretchers

60

 

Powerplant

2 x D-136 turboshafts

Defense Products & Services: Mi-26/Mi-26T Heavy Transport Helicopters
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Description: Mi-26/Mi-26T Heavy Transport Helicopters
Source of Information: Rosoboronexport Joint Stock Company