Thursday, June 18, 2015

OK, that's big


Here's a Russian Mil Mi-26 heavy-lift helicopter picking up a US CH-47 Chinook helicopter.  It looks like it's in Afghanistan or Iraq.  The Mi-26 can lift approximately the same payload as a C-130 Hercules tactical transport aircraft - almost 60% more than a CH-47 - so the weight of a Chinook is no problem.





Interesting to note the comparative sizes of the fuselages.

Peter

9 comments:

Rawle Nyanzi said...

As nice as the Mdantsane song is, I don't think you meant to put that video on this post.

Rawle Nyanzi said...

I see that the video has been corrected. Never mind the above comment, then. :)

Peter said...

???

Nothing's been corrected. If your computer is showing anything other than a helicopter video, I suggest you clear your cache, close your browser, re-open it and look again. That should take care of any problems.

Rawle Nyanzi said...

Not to worry, Peter. It's showing the correct video.

But that Mdantsane song is still pretty nice.

Gordon said...

A Chinook is not exactly a tiny helicopter. This is impressive.

Old NFO said...

That is a big sumbitch!!! The Soviets have done this for the helo, just like they did for the AN-124!

m4 said...

@Rawle I'm having the same issue but it is most certainly a local issue. Refresh the page and it will fix itself. Not sure what causes it.

Theother Ryan said...

WOW, The Chinook is genuinely enormous. I recall being amazed it could move a HMMWV or a 155 howitzer. This helicopter dwarfs it.

m4 said...

Here's a better metric. If you took a Boeing 737-100, new from the manufacturer and took the engines off. You could pretty much carry it with this thing. (My estimates are off by a ton or so, but I don't have an official MEW figure)