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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

The crews of heavy transport helicopters Mi-26 of the Army Aviation Brigade of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District completed the tasks of delivering cargo as part of training flights.

As part of the training, the pilots, having performed flights from the airfield in the Pskov region to the operational airfield in the Leningrad region, delivered bulky cargoes imitating heavy military equipment. Flights with special training cargo on board were carried out with landing on unprepared sites.

The Mi-26 super-heavy transport helicopter is the most powerful and largest mass-produced helicopter in the world. The maximum weight of the cargo transported by the helicopter is 20 tons.

The Mi-26 transport helicopters, which are in service with the Western Military District, carry out tasks of transporting personnel, cargo, military equipment and weapons.

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