World’s Largest Helo Can Lift an Airliner With Ease

By Staff Writer | August 18, 2016

Even against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, there is no doubting the sheer size of the Russian-built Mi-26 helicopter. But it's only when the aircraft lands that observers are truly able to appreciate the magnitude of the helicopter, the world's largest. Designed and built by Moscow-based Mil Helicopters, the Mi-26 stands roughly the same height as a three-story building and its rotors have the same span as the wings of an Airbus A320.

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