Heavy transport Helicopter Mil V-12 “Homer” (1967)

Heavy transport Helicopter Mil V-12 “Homer” (1967)
«Heavy transport Helicopter Mil V-12 “Homer” (1967)»

In 1965 the Mil Design Office was assigned the mission of developing a helicopter for airlifting not less than 30.000 kg load. That is why the V-12 (also well known as Mi-12, NATO classification “Homer”) became the first and the only two - rotor transverse scheme helicopter in the Mil Design Office. Both rotors, 35 min diameter each, were installed on the wing tips. There are also installed two D-25 VF Solovyov gas turbine engines, 6,500 hp each. The ground - based tests begun in June 1967 revealed the helicopter resonant vibrations which were soon eliminated. The flying tests were performed by test - pilot V.Koloshenko.

More photos of this helicopter: Heavy Transport Helicopter Mil V-12 Under Snowfall (Side View).

Technical Features:

  • Design Bureau:................... M. Mil OKB
  • Engines:
    • GTD V-25VF........................4
    • Engine power :..................4780 kW (6500 h.p.)
  • Crew:.............................6
  • Take-off weight:.........102000 kg
  • Range:...........................440 km
  • Max. speed:....................260 km/h
  • Ceiling:...........................3500 m
  • Raising Load:...............25000 kg

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