Mi-26t is the world's largest heavy-lift helicopter. It is capable
of lifting large size cargo items weighing up to 20 tons, either
inside the cargo compartment or on an external sling. A combined
internal and external load configuration is also permissible, providing
the total load does not exceed 20 tons.
The helicopter can be widely employed
at construction sites, airlifting and mounting heavy industrial
equipment, drilling rigs, electric power line installations, bridge
construction, logging operations and other complex civil engineering
operations as well as on fire-fighting duties.
High placement accuracy of external
loads is achieved using the special front and rear auxiliary cabins.
A clearance control system is available
for handling items of large volume during loading.
helicopter is provided with engine starting facilities using internal
power, special ladders are not required as both engine and gearbox
cowling, when in open position, serve as maintenance platforms.
The APU (Auxiliary Power Unit)
provides ground power for internal engine starting, electrical and
hydraulic systems together with air conditioning of the flight crew
The flight crew compartement is
pressurised and affords excellent visibility, with a well laid out,
integrated flight/navigation system that meets with modern requirements.
The Mi-26t can fly day or
night in good and bad weather conditions.
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