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Post time 2010-7-14 09:27:06 |Display all floors
Russia, China to build heavy transport chopper
Kyrgyzstan News.Net
Tuesday 13th July, 2010 (IANS)

Russia and China will jointly design and manufacture a new heavy-lift helicopter, a Russian deputy industry minister said Tuesday.

Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said the helicopter could be based on the Russian Mi-26 and the two sides are currently discussing the new machine's specifications taking into account the China's domestic needs.

'This machine will be oriented toward the Chinese market and the project will be commercial,' he said.

The Mi-26 Halo, a heavy transport helicopter with civilian and military applications, is the largest and most powerful helicopter ever to have gone into production.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

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Post time 2010-7-14 09:27:24 |Display all floors

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Post time 2010-7-15 09:10:24 |Display all floors
The Mi-26 Halo, a heavy transport helicopter with civilian and military applications, is the largest and most powerful helicopter .


...and certainely one of the most costly and bad quality...ask Indian army, they are furious because of lack of parts, they are unable to fly their mil 26 most of the time....In fact, the asian countries using russian stuff met the same problem with european countries using US stuff: independence. (example: f 16 parts/ su 27 parts).

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Post time 2010-7-15 09:15:25 |Display all floors
Originally posted by yasawakic at 2010-7-15 09:10


...and certainely one of the most costly and bad quality...ask Indian army, they are furious because of lack of parts, they are unable to fly their mil 26 most of the time....In fact, the asian ...




indian army probably buys ready made choppers. But if you read the report once again, you will see it says China is involved in the joint development. That means China's aeronautical engineers will be present while designing and manufacturing and assembling the parts.

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Post time 2010-7-15 13:43:57 |Display all floors
I hope this actually happens. China needs such aircraft to help when disaster strikes (and it sadly strikes all too often nowadays) to lift in crews and heavy equipment.

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