THE ABANDONED, DECAYED AND FORGOTTEN!

SKYTECH, RUSSIAN MI-26 HELICOPTERS

FEBRUARI 2010 - 52 PHOTOS
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Amazing to see these 3 steel giant Russian MI-26 helicopters standing on a special transport company terrain in a harbor. The heli's are not allowed to fly in Europe because of it's large size. It was supposed the meaning to transport these helicopters back by sea to Russia, but the company Skytech who owned them went bankrupt. So the transport company who has done a major action to transport these giant on the road have never bin paid for there extensive services. Now more then a year later they are still standing on the ground, It will require a revision before flying is possible again.

The Mi-26 was designed as a heavy-lift helicopter intended for military and civil use such as extinguishing fires. The helicopters are a mega 34 meter long 6 meter wide and 7 meter high. The Mi-26 was the first helicopter equipped from the factory with an eight-blade rotor. It is capable of single-engine flight in the event of loss of power by one engine (depending on aircraft mission weight) because of an engine load sharing system. The helicopter was designed by Marat Tishchenko. [Many thanx to Mr. Patrick!]