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World's Largest Helicopter

 

Mi-12, also known as V-2 or Homer is a Russian made Helicopter with only 2 prototypes ever built. Their wingspans are almost the size of Boeing 747.

It established world record by lifting 44,205 Kg (or,88,636 pound) to a height of 2,255 m (7,398 ft). They are available on display in Russian museums.

 

Specifications

Performance

Capacity: Up to 40,000 kg of cargo
Length: 37.00 m (121 ft 4 in)
Rotor diameter: 2x 35.00 m (114 ft 10 in)
Height: 12.50 m (41 ft 0 in)

Maximum speed: 260 km/h (163 mph)
Range: 1,000 km (625 miles)
Service ceiling: 3,500 m (11,480 ft)

Source: aviation.ru, aerospaceweb

 

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