Meet The Russian Mi-26 - The Worlds Largest Helicopter

Meet The Russian Mi-26 - The Worlds Largest Helicopter

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Meet The Russian Mi-26 - The Worlds Largest Helicopter

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The Mi-26 is the largest and most powerful helicopter ever to have gone into production. 

  • The first Mi-26 flew on 14 December 1977
  • The fleet is estimated to number around 20 helicopters.
  • In October 1999, a Mi-26 was used to transport a 25-ton block of ice encasing a well-preserved, 23,000 year-old Woolly Mammoth from the Siberian tundra to a lab in Khatanga, Taymyr, where scientists hoped to study the find and perhaps attempt to clone it.

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