The newest Russian helicopter-giant has risen in the air

Holding "Helicopters of Russia" for the first time lifted a helicopter-giant Mi-26Т2В.

The new helicopter, developed by domestic aircraft designers, was designed specifically for use in the VKS of the Russian Federation. We are talking about transporting really large loads, and, quite likely, these helicopters will be able to cope with almost any tasks.

"I am confident that Mi-26Т2 will be in demand not only in Russia, but also beyond its borders: we see potential in the markets of Asia, Africa and the Middle East", - said the former head of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Anatoly Serdyukov.

Despite the fact that the modernized version of the Russian giant helicopter is just beginning to undergo flight tests, experts believe that there are no problems with this aircraft.

"Mi-26 helicopters have proven themselves, and the modernized Mi-26T2V is only a more adapted version, which corrected the previous shortcomings. Of course, this helicopter can not replace a heavy transport aircraft, but under certain circumstances it will be almost impossible to do without its use ", - stressed the specialist Avia.pro.

* Mi-26Т2В is a heavy wide-body transport helicopter with the carrying capacity of 20 tons equipped with an integrated complex of on-board radioelectronic equipment NPK90-2V, which provides the control of the machine at any time of the day with the functions of automatic flight along the route, reaching a predetermined point, approach,