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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:54 pm

    New Mi-26 helicopter for the Eastern Military District

     As the press service of the Eastern Military District reported on October 17, 2017, the transport helicopter Mi-26T [actually Mi-26] was completed for the connection of the army aviation of the Eastern Military District, based in the Khabarovsk Territory.

    In the near future, the world's largest serially produced helicopter will fly to a permanent airfield.



    The VVO press release goes on to say that "it's worth noting that the pilots of the army aviation unit of the Air Defense Forces are on regular duty in the Arctic zone of responsibility of the district.The crew of the Mi-26 transport helicopter fly over 4,000 kilometers from Khabarovsk to the Anadyr airfield (Chukotka Autonomous District ) with several plantings on the islands of the Kuril ridge.

    In the Arctic zone of responsibility of the Eastern Military District, the crew of the military transport helicopter Mi-26 has been carrying out tasks for several months to deliver personnel and cargo of various purposes to Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt. "

    The bmpd comment. Thus, we are talking about the arrival in the newly formed 18th Army Aviation Brigade of the 11th Krasnoznamennaya Army Air Force and Air Defense VVO at the airfield Khabarovsk (the brigade was formed on December 1, 2016 on the basis of the 573rd aviation base of the army aviation stationed there) yet another heavy transport helicopter Mi-26 new construction JSC "Rostvertol" (Rostov-on-Don, part of the JSC "Helicopters of Russia").

    This helicopter with the serial number "12 blue" (presumed serial number 34001212656, supposed serial number 34-06), is the third Mi-26 helicopter built for Rosteertol in 2017 for the Russian Defense Ministry.

    Earlier in early August, 2017, the Mi-26 helicopter Mi-26, a new construction with the onboard number "85 blue" (serial number 34001212653, serial number 34) entered the same 18th brigade of the army aviation of the 11th Krasnoznamennaya Army Air Force and Air Defense VVO at the airfield Khabarovsk. -03).

    Before that, in March 2017, the Ministry of Defense was given a new Mi-26 helicopter with the registration number "80 white" (registration number RF-13382, serial number 34001212655, serial number 34-05), which was part of the 15th Army Aviation Brigade 6th Leningrad Red Banner Army Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District to the airfield Ostrov (Pskov region) (it is reported that in fact this board is constantly based on the airfield of Levashovo Leningrad region).

    Supplies of Mi-26 helicopters of new construction to the Ministry of Defense of Russia were resumed after a two-year hiatus at the end of 2016, when the helicopter with the serial number "70 red" (serial number 34001212654, serial number 34-04) was delivered by Rostvertol in the "Arctic" performance, which was part of the grouping of the 45th Army Air Force and Air Defense of the Northern Fleet.
    Earlier, under the contract for 2010, 18 military helicopters were built for 18 Mi-26 helicopters in 2011-2014. The 18th helicopter in this contract was the above mentioned helicopter with the on-board number "70 red" (34-04) in the "Arctic "performance, surrendered in 2016).

    In April 2016, the Ministry of Defense of Russia concluded a contract with JSC Helicopters of Russia for two regular Mi-26 helicopters, which should be delivered in 2018.

    In addition, it was reported that at the end of 2017, Rostvertol should have built the first copy of the modernized Mi-26 helicopter in the package proposed by the Russian Defense Ministry.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2901101.html


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:59 pm

    So we have 18+3=21 new Mi-26Ts delivered to VKS?


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:03 pm

    Russian Helicopters upgrade program for MoD Mi-26s is ready. Based on Mi-26T2V. To feature NPK-90-2(pt.of BREO-26 suite)

    http://rostec.ru/news/4521432



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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  franco on Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:22 pm

    George1 wrote:So we have 18+3=21 new Mi-26Ts delivered to VKS?

    Sounds like 18 + 2 new plus the first 1 of the upgrades ordered.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:02 am

    Never seen this version of the Mi-8 before...some sort of jammer?
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  flamming_python on Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:32 pm

    Cyberspec wrote:Never seen this version of the Mi-8 before...some sort of jammer?

    Or a tricked-out air-conditioning system.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:48 pm

    One more newly built Mi-26 seems to have joined 18th AA Bgd (11th Army VVS &PVO) in Khabarovsk,VVO. It covered over 10k km from Rostov-on-Don and refuelled 8 times en route to Khabarovsk. Image of Mi-26 12 Blue which joined the same unit back on 17.10.17.



    https://structure.mil.ru/structure/okruga/east/news/more.htm?id=12150611@egNews


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:38 am

    flamming_python wrote:
    Cyberspec wrote:Never seen this version of the Mi-8 before...some sort of jammer?

    Or a tricked-out air-conditioning system.

    Here he is again



    December 2017 img of Mi-8AMTSh(poss.#EW or #SIGINT variant) at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant in Lyubertsy Dist.,Moscow Oblast. 7362 Yellow,no reg.

    Note the lack of:side door due to enlarged fuel tank & canopy armour plates.LHS tank appears significantly enlarged too. ©️Oleg Podkladov
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  GarryB Yesterday at 2:38 am

    Thanks for posting.... looks like a very interesting models... well actually I looks like it landed for too long in some big city and the locals started building shanty towns on its wings... Embarassed


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