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Mil Mi-6 / Hook helicopter

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Picture Mi-6__Hook
General
Manufacturer Mil
Type Mi-6 / Hook
Introduced 3/1/1959
In production? No
Units produced 934
Price US $ 0.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 136.9 ft
Length 0 ft
Height 32.3 ft
Width 10.5 ft
   
   
Description

The Mil Mi-6 (NATO designation, Hook) was developed by the Soviet Union, and was dedicated to transporting heavy goods and equipment. Right from the start, the machine was developed for both military and civil usage.

The Mi-6 entered into service in 1962, and immediately impressed with its many achievements. For example, it set several speed and altitude records. What is more, its physical dimensions and load capabilities were larger than any Western counterpart, including the Sikorksy S-64 Skycrane. Finally, it was the Soviet Union's first turbo shaft-powered production helicopter.

The Mi-6 was operated by a crew of six, and could carry between 60 and 120 people, depending on the seating requirements at hand. Remarkable were its (removable) wings stubs, which provided up to 20% of the machine’s lift in forward flight. In order to support its function as a transport helicopter, the Mi-6 had two large, hydraulically-operated clamshell doors and a loading ramp at the rear of the fuselage.

The flight characteristics were not perfect, though, and the machine seemed to be somewhat underpowered in loaded conditions. There were also reports of severe vibrations at low airspeeds.

The Mi-6 fleet was effectively grounded in 2002 when the Russian Minister of Transportation withdrew its type certification in reaction to a major accident in which 21 people were killed.

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Design features
  • Al metal pod and boom semi-monocoque structure
  • Metal main rotor blades and with plastics impregnated wooden tail rotor blades
  • Stub wings to carry 20% of the aerodynamic load in forward flight
  • Tricycle wheel type landing gear
Description

The Mil Mi-6 (NATO designation, Hook) was developed by the Soviet Union, and was dedicated to transporting heavy goods and equipment. Right from the start, the machine was developed for both military and civil usage.

The Mi-6 entered into service in 1962, and immediately impressed with its many achievements. For example, it set several speed and altitude records. What is more, its physical dimensions and load capabilities were larger than any Western counterpart, including the Sikorksy S-64 Skycrane. Finally, it was the Soviet Union's first turbo shaft-powered production helicopter.

The Mi-6 was operated by a crew of six, and could carry between 60 and 120 people, depending on the seating requirements at hand. Remarkable were its (removable) wings stubs, which provided up to 20% of the machine’s lift in forward flight. In order to support its function as a transport helicopter, the Mi-6 had two large, hydraulically-operated clamshell doors and a loading ramp at the rear of the fuselage.

The flight characteristics were not perfect, though, and the machine seemed to be somewhat underpowered in loaded conditions. There were also reports of severe vibrations at low airspeeds.

The Mi-6 fleet was effectively grounded in 2002 when the Russian Minister of Transportation withdrew its type certification in reaction to a major accident in which 21 people were killed.

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Design features:
  • Al metal pod and boom semi-monocoque structure
  • Metal main rotor blades and with plastics impregnated wooden tail rotor blades
  • Stub wings to carry 20% of the aerodynamic load in forward flight
  • Tricycle wheel type landing gear
Performance
Persons 70
Max. Range 386 mi
Cruise Speed 155 mph
Max. Speed 186 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1280 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 14750 ft
Gross Weight 93696 lb
Empty Weigt 60054 lb
Useful Load 33642 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 2035 gallons
Number of Engines 2
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Soloviev D-25V
Horse Power 5500
Rotorhead Fully articulated
Number of rotorblades 5
Rotor Diameter 114.8 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 4
Tailrotor Diameter 20.7 ft
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