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chowchow
09-12-2007, 08:06
http://www.centurychina.com/plaboard/uploads/Mi-26_helo.jpg


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:CH-47_2.jpg

This is new, bought by the Chinese from Russia. How does this compare with the US CH 47 in size, power and reliability?

CatsMeow
09-12-2007, 19:22
Its cargo bay is equivalent in volume to the C-130 Hercules. The CH-47? No match.:) The Indian Air Force also flies them.

Besides, there have been no reports of crashes from the military and civil operators of the Mi-26, but several for the US Army and the Royal Air Force. One even went down off Apo Island.

chowchow
09-12-2007, 22:31
http://www.centurychina.com/plaboard/uploads/Mi-26_helo.jpg

The rotor blades looks like an octopus' tentacles.