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Mi-26TV2 kicks-off flight testing

28th August 2018 - 12:05 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Kubinka


The Mi-26T2V, a heavy helicopter for the Russian Army Aviation branch, was unveiled to the public for the first time at the Army 2018 defence exhibition held in Kubinka near Moscow.

The prototype, reworked from a standard Mi-26 transport, made its maiden flight at the factory airfield of Rostvertol plant in Rostov on Don on 19 August and is currently undergoing a series of factory flight tests slated for completion by year-end.

Then it will be submitted for testing by the Russian MoD. According to Alexey Travkin, Mi-26T2V programme director at Rostverol, the new heavy-lift helicopter tailored for the Russian

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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