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Discussion in 'Dream Kits & Wish Lists' started by Stev0, Oct 7, 2006.
This is kind of an ID me...
NOBI are you listening? :-D :twisted: :-D
Russian Aeroflot helicopter with it's own air traffic control tower..., Ah the pluck of those cold war Ruskies, just when you thought communism was dead up springs another idea heavily influenced by a couple of gallons of Pepper Stoli, Herring packed in mustard sauce and slices of black bread...,
Is it the Gulag Plow Share 17, Budinski Design Bureau, Kamchatka Fish & Tractor Factory #37
Not even close but it was fun making it up.
The Mil Mi12, known in the Soviet Union as V-12, is a 120-seat heavy transport helicopter powered by four Soloviev D-25VF turboshaft engines. The Mil Mi-12 (NATO reporting name 'Homer') project started in 1965. The prototype flew first in 1968. This giant helicopter had fixed wings and was lifted by two Mi-6 rotors mounted at the ends of outrigger wings. Both rotors were driven by two 6500shp Soloviev D-25VF turbine engines each, mounted side-by-side at the tips of the wings. The four 6500shp Soloviev D-25VF turbines giving the Mil Mi-12 helicopter a maximum speed of 260km/h, with a 35400kg load or 120 passengers and 500km range. Two V12 prototypes were built. Both prototypes had the same registration! The first prototype that it is still standing today on the ramp next to the Mil Helicopter factory was damaged in a heavy landing, but was repaired. The Mil Mi-12 never entered production.
The arrival of the second prototype of the Mil Mi-12 at Groningen-Eelde airfield in the Netherlands on May 24th 1974 was a sensation. This helicopter is the largest helicopter of the world. Mil Mi-8V CCCP-11097 escorted the Mil Mi-12. Both helicopters were on their way to Paris-Le Bourget in France. The Mil Mi12, known in the Soviet Union as V-12, flew first in 1968. The second prototype Mil V-12 CCCP-21142 is at the Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino, located approximately 38 km from Moscow, Russia.
Remeber when I had helicoter top trumps cards this one would win hands down everytime, it was the biggest, heaviest, most engines, biggest passenger capacity and a few other great things. i would love to see a model of it, its kind of a full size osprey.
(ЮT) a russian publication had a very basic model of this in 1972 I think.
Looks like an FA-233
Only three times bigger :-D
Truth stranger than fiction? Makes you wonder which is which.....
Tim P (wunwinglow)
The section is clearly marked for those who have trouble understanding that these are all fictitious airplanes with fictitious stories associated with them Kinda fun, though.
Cheers --- Larry
Wow ... I found THIS utterly by accident.
Actually, in the thread 'russian site' (-> http://www.cardmodels.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3686) there's a link to a page (-> http://igrushka.kz/katnew/museumkat.php) where you can download exactly this model.
Scroll down to '2005' and klick Вертолет-гигант (Vertolet Gigant, 7th in the left column). Very basic indeed, but it's the onlky game in town, anyway!
Yeah .... I think I will recreate the original like I did for the Mustang2.