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Mil V-12 Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter Prototype (1968)

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Only two prototypes emerged from the Soviet-era V-12 twin-rotor heavy-lift helicopter program sponsored by the Mil Design Bureau.

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Specifications for the
Mil V-12
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter Prototype


Focus Model: Mil V-12
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Mil Design Bureau - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1968
Production: 2


Crew: 6


Length: 121.39 ft (37 m)
Width: 219.82 ft (67.00 m)
Height: 41.01ft (12.50 m)
Weight (Empty): 152,339 lb (69,100 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 231,485 lb (105,000 kg)


Powerplant: 4 x Soloviev D-25VF turboshaft engines developing 6,500 shaft horsepower each.


Maximum Speed: 162 mph (260kmh; 140 kts)
Maximum Range: 621 miles (1,000km)
Service Ceiling: 11,483 ft (3,500 m; 2.2 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)


Hardpoints: 0
Armament Suite:
None.


Variants:
V-12 - Prototype Designation; two examples completed.


Mi-12 - Proposed production model designation

V-16 - Proposed "super-heavy" variant; fitted with 6 x Soloviev D-25VF engines.

Mi-16 - Expected production model designation of V-16 prototype.

Mi-12M - Modified/improved V-16; fitted with 2 x Soloviev D-30V turboshaft engines driving 6-bladed main rotors.


Operators:
Soviet Union