Watch The Worlds Largest Helicopter in the World – Mi-26 in Action

Worlds Largest Helicopter in the World – Mi-26

The video below shows the large helicopter in the world, the Mi-26 lifting a Boeing CH-47 Chinook. The CH-47 Chinook has an empty weight of 24,578 pounds (11,148 kilograms). In contrast, the Mi-26 has an empty weight of 62,170 pounds (28,200 Kilograms). The Mil Mi-26 has an astonishing maximum take-off weight of 123,459 pounds (56,000 kilograms).

The Mi-26 was produced in 1983, and 316 units have been produced since. Its crew consists of 5 people. It is 131.3 feet (40.02 meters) long, 26.7 feet tall (8.14 meters) and the wingspan is 105 feet (32 meters). The flight ceiling of the Mi-26 is 15,092 feet. It can fly as fast as 183 Miles per hour and as far as 1,213 miles.

The incredible helicopter can carry 90 completely equipped troops or 44,100 pounds (20,000 kilograms) of cargo such as supply pallets.

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