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User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4286 times:

At the weekend I was visiting an aviation museum, and in one of the exhibits was a photograph of a rather unique looking helicopter. The photo was taken at an airshow, and behind it was a Su-27. The helicopter also looked Russian.

The helicopter had a body similar to a chinook. It had two rotors, however unlike the chinook they were placed either side of the body on supports. Below each set of rotors where 2 sets of engine intakes, suggesting perhaps 4 engines total.

Does anyone know what kind of helicopter this was?


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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2430 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_V-12?





David

[Edited 2013-05-16 07:24:28]


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User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 1):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_V-12?

yep, that's the one, and the same photo I saw in the museum. What a beast of an aircraft!



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User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3575 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4162 times:
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Quoting nighthawk (Thread starter):
The helicopter had a body similar to a chinook

bite your tongue!


User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

Quoting nighthawk (Thread starter):

Not an airshow. It's Monino, a fantastic museum a short train ride out of Moscow.



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User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 4):
Not an airshow. It's Monino, a fantastic museum a short train ride out of Moscow.

yes, i saw that in the wiki article flyingturtle posted. Time to re-visit Moscow I think, that museum sounds awesome!



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User currently offlineJLB67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2013, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Thats incredible! Is that the largest helicopter ever produced I wonder?

User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2430 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Quoting JLB67 (Reply 6):

Yes, according to the MTOW.

Mil-Mi 26: Largest helicopter in production, with 56 tonnes MTOW.

Mil V-12 (the beast above): Largest helicopter ever, with 105 tonnes MTOW, but only two prototypes were built.

The Hughes XH-17 had the largest rotor ever (129 ft).

The CH-53E clocks in at 33 tonnes, and the V-22 at 27 tonnes.



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