Rotary Aircraft

Benefits of using helicopters are very obvious. Transport helicopters are used in places where the use of conventional aircraft is impossible. The landing possibilities of helicopter are almost unlimited. Transport helicopters are helicopters used by militaries with the primary purpose of transporting personnel (troops) and cargo. The benefit of using helicopters is that personnel and cargo can be moved to and from locations without requiring a runway for takeoffs and landings. Cargo is carried either internally, or externally by sling load where the load is suspended from an attachment point underneath the aircraft. Personnel are primarily loaded and unloaded while the helicopter is on the ground. However, when the terrain restricts even helicopters from landing, personnel may also be picked up and dropped off using specialized devices, such as rescue hoists or special rope lines, while the aircraft hovers overhead.

MIL Mi-26 helicopter

The Mi-26 is a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter. In service with civilian and military operators, it is the largest and most powerful helicopter ever to have gone into production.

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MIL Mi-8MTV (MI-17-1V) helicopter

Mi-17-1V is the development of multi-purpose helicopter Mi-17 and the main improvement is improvement is a new engine – now the helicopter has two gas-turbine engines TV3-117VM with capacity up to 1900 hp (in case of failure of one engine, the second can be used with the power of 2200 hp) and auxiliary power unit AI-9V. One or two extra fuel tanks can be installed in the cargo compartment which considerably increases the practical range of the helicopter. Also new avionics is settled, allowing flying in the daytime and at night.

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MIL Mi-8T helicopter

The Mi-8 Transport Helicopter is the most massively produced helicopter in the world. In Soviet Union there were developed more than 50 various modifications of this helicopter and built approximately 12 000 helicopters including 3 600 built for export. These helicopters are still built at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kazan Helicopter Plant and Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. The Mi-8 Transport Helicopters took part in a great number of military conflicts all around the world including Afghanistan and both Chechnya wars. At the moment Mi-8 with it's various modifications are operational in over 50 countries of the world including some NATO countries.

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