Russia and China will create the latest heavy helicopter

Discussions on the joint development of the heavy Russian-Chinese civilian helicopter AHL (Advanced Heavy Lifter) have been ongoing since 2014. It should be created on the basis of the Mi-26, the largest transport helicopter from mass production on the planet. It is not known whether there was a replacement for the D-136 engines (10000 hp each) from the Ukrainian company Motor Sich.



However, on November 7, 2018, the 23rd meeting of the leaders of the governments of Russia and China will be held, at which it is planned to sign a general contract between JSC Russian Helicopters (Rostec) and the Chinese company Avicopter and all the sub-contracts related to this project.

It should be noted that the parties approached this day very scrupulously. Since 2014, 24 rounds of negotiations between the companies have been held. And only by May 2018, all texts of the subcontracts were initialed, and the general contract itself only in October.

And the fact that negotiations took so much time is even good. Since recently, Ukraine resembles a non-commissioned officer widow who has carved herself. And it doesn’t matter that the mentioned engines have been produced since the 70s, the main thing is that they are reliable.

As for the Chinese "comrades", they are famous lovers of cloning machinery and copy technology. After all, production itself will be deployed in China. In any case, this was agreed earlier.

In this case, the helicopter should be interesting. Its take-off weight (full) will be 38,2 tons, and at a cruising speed of 240 km / h (maximum up to 300 km / h), it will be able to carry 15 tons of cargo, up to a distance of 630 km. This is very decent.
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  1. Alexander Ra Offline Alexander Ra
    Alexander Ra (Alexander) 5 November 2018 13: 38
    +1
    Our "elite" does not believe in its citizens, in its capabilities. Something needs to be done with this.
    1. NordUral Offline NordUral
      NordUral (Eugene) 5 November 2018 21: 24
      +1
      It is necessary to do something with the "elite", not just something. Namely - to go to the elections with all the people and to remove the servants of the people from power.
      1. Dan Offline Dan
        Dan (Daniel) 6 November 2018 10: 31
        +1
        Quote: NordUral
        It is necessary to do something with the "elite", not just something. Namely - to go to the elections with all the people and to remove the servants of the people from power.

        Yes Yes!!! And choose a new elite, even more stupid than the current one? Unfortunately, it can be stated that not a single revolution has given birth to an effective, blameless elite. Even among Christ's apostles was Judas. Therefore, the elite cannot be changed, it is necessary to form and educate it. How? No society has given an exact answer. The irrepressible striving for revolutionary (militant-strong-willed) methods of "improving" administrative structures is characteristic of ball-shaped methods of various kinds. We need patient painstaking work to educate their own children, to lay in them the good and the eternal with the hope that, having taken over the power at different levels of government, they will be smarter and kinder than us.
  2. gorbunov.vladisl (Vlad Dudnik) 5 November 2018 16: 38
    +2
    It is not known whether there was a replacement for the D-136 engines (10000 hp each) from the Ukrainian company Motor Sich.

    And before writing the article, the author did not try to google it?
    PD-12V is a new Russian engine for the Mi-26. www.ato.ru/content/v-vertoletah-rossii-utochnili-harakteristiki-novogo-dvigatelya-dlya-mi-26
  3. Dan Offline Dan
    Dan (Daniel) 6 November 2018 09: 29
    +2
    It is not known whether there was a replacement for the D-136 engines

    06.08.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX Lenta.ru
    Russia has found a replacement for the Ukrainian engine for the Mi-26
    The Ukrainian engine for the Mi-26 transport helicopter will be replaced by a Russian one. The car will be equipped with a new engine by 2025. This was reported to Interfax by an informed source.
    24.08.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX Lenta.ru
    Russia has found a replacement for Ukrainian Motor Sich engines
    The D-136 engine produced by the Ukrainian Motor Sich enterprise, installed on the world's heaviest serial helicopter Mi-26, will be replaced in 2023 by the Russian analogue PD-12V, a representative of the United Engine Corporation told RIA Novosti.


    Well, what else is unknown? There is no engine, but it is expected that if everything goes according to plan. Our plans are sometimes implemented, sometimes not very. The option with China may allow us to build a helicopter, and the engines will be bought by China and put on joint creativity. With this scenario, both the sheep are full and the sulfur wolves.