MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Pskov region, the pilots of the army aviation brigade of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and the Air Defense of the Western Military District (ZVO) conducted training flights.
During the training, the crews of the Mi-8 multipurpose helicopters worked out an airplane takeoff, when the speed was calculated in such a way that at an altitude of 25-50 m after lift-off it was about 120 km / h.
This type of takeoff is used when the helicopter in the takeoff mode of engine operation can hang at a height of at least 1 m above the ground.
On June 24, 1961, the Mi-8 helicopter made its first flight. It is the most massive twin-engine helicopter in the world and is included in the list of the most massive helicopters in the history of aviation. The maximum take-off weight of the helicopter is 13 thousand kg, the service ceiling is 5 thousand meters, the maximum speed is 250 km / h, the flight range without refueling is up to 950 km.
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