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Help Identifying A Helicopter

Thu May 16, 2013 2:05 pm

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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RE: Help Identifying A Helicopter

Thu May 16, 2013 2:22 pm

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





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RE: Help Identifying A Helicopter

Thu May 16, 2013 5:44 pm

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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RE: Help Identifying A Helicopter

Thu May 16, 2013 6:06 pm

Quoting nighthawk (Thread starter):
The helicopter had a body similar to a chinook

bite your tongue!
 
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RE: Help Identifying A Helicopter

Thu May 16, 2013 10:04 pm

Quoting nighthawk (Thread starter):

Not an airshow. It's Monino, a fantastic museum a short train ride out of Moscow.
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RE: Help Identifying A Helicopter

Fri May 17, 2013 8:50 am

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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RE: Help Identifying A Helicopter

Fri May 24, 2013 8:31 pm

Thats incredible! Is that the largest helicopter ever produced I wonder?
 
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RE: Help Identifying A Helicopter

Fri May 24, 2013 10:15 pm

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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