5 The Mi-26 In Service For The Kazakhstan Air Forces

The Mi-26 In Service For The Kazakhstan Air Forces

Posted on April 3, 2012 by


The Kazakhstan Air Forces have been armed with a second heavy transport helicopter Mil Mi-26. In service with civilian and military operators, it is the largest and most powerful helicopter ever to have gone into mass production.


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Practice flights of the Mi-26 were carried out at a military airbase in Almaty. The helicopter under discussion has spent a few years in Novosibirsk undergoing major repairs and now it is adjusted to peculiarities of the Air Forces of Kazakhstan. The Mi-26 is designed for many purposes, from military equipment and personnel transportation to fire extinguishing.

There are different helicopters at the airbase but the Mi-26 is unmistakable.

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5 Responses to “The Mi-26 In Service For The Kazakhstan Air Forces”

  1. Iggy says:

    Spectacular. Wonderfull machine!

  2. jeffrey pigden says:

    The craft has 2 x 11,400 shp Lotarev D136 to drive the lift & tail rotors.

  3. Osip says:

    For having only two helicopters, why do they number them “91” and “92”? It should be simpler, though perhaps less impressive, to number them “1” and “2”.

  4. Nergol says:

    And that’s a UH-1, not an H-2. Not only that, but that’s an old Vietnam-era “H” model Huey. How ironic!

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