The helicopter Mi-26 is the heaviest helicopter in service today. With the advent of this helicopter at the beginning of the 1970ies, the army obtained
the perfect transport vehicle for fast troop deployment. The Mi-26 was used by Russian air force during the fi rst and second Chechnya wars. The total
number produced was 276 helicopters. Mi-26s were adopted by the air forces of CIS countries, India, Malaysia, Peru, South Korea and it is used as
a civil helicopter in various countries.