What is the name of largest helicopter in the world?
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- eAnswers...Feb 9, 2013
The Mil Mi-26 is a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter. In service with civilian and military operators, it is the largest and most powerful helicopter ever to have gone into production. The main goal of designing this helicopter was to lift more than 30.000 kg needed to transport parts for ballistic missiles. First prototype had its first flight on 10th July, 1967. It takes a crew of 6 people to operate it (pilot, copilot, navigator, flight engineer, radio operator and electrician). It has a capacity of 30.000 kg with the record weight of 44.200 kg lifted. It is thirty seven meters long and has twin rotors with the thirty five meters diameter each. Fully loaded it weighs up to maximum of 97 tons. Maximum speed is 260 km/h, it can fly over 500 km without refill and the top height at which it can operate is 3.700 meters. The twin rotors were designed and put in place, thus eliminating the need for tail rotor.
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