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Mi-26 Halo Heavy Lift Helicopter

Role

Heavy lift helicopter

Country

Russia

Crew

Five (one pilot, one co-pilot, one navigator, one flight engineer, one electronic system operator)

Capacity

70 to 100 passengers

Maiden Flight

14 December 1977

Introduced

1983

Entry into Service

1985

Numbers Built

276

Length

40m

Fuselage Length

33.5m

Main Rotor Diameter

32m

Tail Rotor Diameter

7.6m

Height

8.14m

Disc Area

789m²

Empty Weight

28,200kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

56,000kg

Loaded Weight

49,500kg

Type

Lotarev D-136 turboshaft engines

Number of Engines

Two

Power Capacity

8,380 kW (11,240shp) each

Maximum Speed

295km/h

Cruise Speed

255km/h

Range

1,952km

Service Ceiling

4,600m

Hovering Ceiling

1,700m

Floor Length

12m

Width

3.3m

Height

3.2m

Manufacturer

Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Russia

Operators

Russian Air Force, Aeroflot, Ukrainian Air Force, and Indian Air Force

Contractors / Suppliers

Lectern Aviation Supplies Co. Ltd, Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol plc;
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