Mil Helicopters is the short name of the Soviet Russian helicopter producer Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, named after the constructor Mikhail Mil. This OKB (experimental design bureau) was founded in 1947 by Mikhail Leontyevich Mil , who was involved with Soviet gyroplanes and helicopters from 1929 until his death in 1970. Their first design was the Mi-1, which was also produced in Poland as the WSK SM-1. At the time of its first flight in 1957 and for many years afterwards, the Mi-6 was the world's biggest operational helicopter; it was also the USSR's first production turboshaft-powered helicopter. The Mi-26 is currently the world's largest production helicopter, and was first flown in 1977. It can lift 20 tonnes. Mil is now a participatant in the Euromil joint venture with Eurocopter.
MI-24 Hind Czech Air Force
The Mi1 Mi-24 'Hind' is without doubt the best-known Soviet helicopter. It was the first dedicated g...
Mi-6A 61/RED c/n 8684308B 239OGVP Russian-AF.Oranienburg flugplatz, 02-05-1992.
Mil Mi-17 Czech Air Force
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This privately-owned Mil-2 built by Pezetel of Poland was one of the attractions at the Aeroseum Day...