IAF Mi-26 Performs In Flooded North India

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    The only heavy lifter in India. Nice photos Kunal. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    at least it has been used for some positive for country.

    been from Chandigarh. i have always seen this chopper always in maintenance in 3BRD in Chandigarh
     
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    Gov should have licensed manufactured it when bought..
     
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    Chinook might be the practical solution for the high mountains, but don't don't you think we need more of the MI-26 for heavy lifting for the rest of the country, especially where the C-130 and C-17 cannot work?

    Usable payload (excluding fuel) of 20tons for the Mi-26 vs 11tons of the chinook means 2 chinooks would be required to carry what a single Mi-26 can carry.

    If we are buying 10 chinooks, then we should compliment it with buying 5 Mi-26 along with it.

     
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    Even 10 Chinooks and 5 MI-26 are too less..

    We need at least 50 chinooks and 25 MI-26 ..
     
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