Mil Mi-26T2 Halo vs Boeing CH47F Chinook

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  1. Poseidon

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    Boeing is confident that the CH-47F Chinook will win India's competition for 15 heavy lift helicopters.

    Flight trials for the CH-47F and the Russian Mil Mi-26 have been completed and offset proposals have been submitted to India's ministry of defence, says Boeing. The comments were made by Boeing executives at India's Defexpo 2012 show in New Delhi.

    They say the CH-47F has met all technical requirements and that the next step is likely to be the opening of commercial bids, which could occur in May.

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    The request for proposal (RFP) suggests that the first aircraft will need to be delivered to the Indian army within three years of the contract signing. Following this, all 15 helicopters will need to be delivered within one year. The RFP placed great emphasis on the lifecycle costs involved in operating the two helicopters.

    Boeing says it is currently producing five Chinooks per month at its Philadelphia factory.

    The CH-47F and Mi-26 are radically different helicopters. The Chinook uses a tandem rotor layout compared with the Mi-26's conventional helicopter layout with a main and tail rotor.

    The Mi-26 is much larger, with a maximum take off weight of 56,000kg (123,000lb) compared with the Chinook's maximum gross weight of 22,668kg.

    The Chinook, however, can be transported in the hold of the C-17 Globemaster III, of which India has ordered 10 examples. Boeing says this greatly enhances the CH-47F's ability to be deployed to distant locations.

    They note that the CH-47F used in the India flight trials flew into India aboard a C-17 and was able to conduct a flight just hours after arriving.

    Boeing bulllish on Chinook winning Indian competition
     
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  3. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    MI26 has double capacity then why should India go for chinook.

    Also what is the advantage of having Tandem rotor layout.
     
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    Mi26 has huge maintenance problems. Keeping them flying in itself is a massive job.
     
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    I don't understand this bid all that well according to me both of these helos are in different categories.... Mi 26 is alsmost double everything than that chinook, even range it can go more than a 1000 nm with external tanks....

    I think they might go for a squadron of V22 osprey, in this case this might be the correct way to go ..... CH-47 can't carry a vehicle we need a bigger and better helo than the chinook.....
     
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    p2prada Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Boeing said the same before MRCA shortlist. Nothing's over till MoD says it is over.
     
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    no matter mi26 or chinook , we need to induct any one to increase our numbers
     
  9. Sancho

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    pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0
     
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    Chinook is all time better than MI-26 in all aspect.

    there is no need to be bullied
     
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    ^^ Mi 26 can carry far more Cargo and Troops than Chinook !!
     
  12. Sancho

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    Mi 26T2 and Mi 17

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    Cockpit:

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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Not true. Mil-26 beats Chinook in many respects, but dual-rotor Chinook has its own advantages over Mil-26.
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Serveceability and sortie availability of Chinook is far better than Mi 26 and IMO that is the most important thing.
     
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    Generally american weapons are much more reliable and advanced than their Russian counter parts. Just because Mi 26 carries more cargo does not necessarily qualify it as a better Chopper.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    We will still need Mil-26 for instances like these. :D

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    There, corrected that for you. Generally US made weapons are more advanced, and Soviet or Russian weapons are more reliable. This is true in most cases.

    Green - correct.
    Red - wrong.
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Was waiting for this photo..lol..the evergreen favorite of the Mi 26 fans...but seriously that is just an one off and given a choice and a wallet I would anyday go for a Chinook.


    Dont base your opinions with AK alone...:lol
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    A picture is worth a hundred words. :lol:

    I could compare the Space Shuttle with the Soyuz Capsule, and many other things, if you want me too. You don't want to get into this debate bud. ;)
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Another media campaign !
    I sometimes wonder how much one gets for participating in these campaigns as a blogger ?
    How and where to apply for such jobs ?
    Any one ??
     
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