A brand new helicopter is being developed in Russia, said Andrey Shibitov, director for innovation at the firm Russian Helicopters, which is a part of state corporation Rostec.

“This will be a fundamentally new vehicle, created with the use of additive technologies, new assembly methods, with the use of composite materials…”, Shibitov said in an interview with the magazine Russian Helicopters.

In July, Russian Helicopters announced it was developing an arctic version of the heaviest mass-produced helicopter in the world, Mi-26T2V.

The helicopter can transport loads inside its fuselage and on an external sling; alternately, it can carry up to 82 fully armed and equipped paratroopers as well as evacuate the sick and wounded.

 

Source: Sputnik

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It should be noted that it’s the arctic helicopter which will be able to carry 82 people, not the new attack chopper.

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LOL.
Mi-26 has as much payload as a C-130.
I really ask myself why they don’t consider creating a dual-prop strike aircraft based on the Aeroprogress “copy” of the Bronco in a 2x 2,000hp version and adding the Yak-130’s turbofan on the back.
They already have plenty of gunship-choppers models.
Russia seems to have forgotten the Soviet lessons from Afgha.
DEVGRU tried to restart a Bronco program. With upgrades, the 2 Broncos sent to Iraq for 81 days proved themselves as efficient as F-15E.
Well equipped, it could replace both A-10 or AC-130…
It’s John McCain who killed the program, pffff