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Jose Manuel Bueno Arcia Photo Uploader
Mil V-12 tenía cuatro turbohélices de 6500 caballos cada una para potenciar los dos enormes rotores de 35 metros cada uno, era un helicóptero capaz de despegar pesando 100 toneladas. Al día de hoy mantiene los records de levantamiento de peso de esta forma.
Alan Brown
This Russian Mil V-12 (Mi-12) is the world's largest helicopter. Thank you for the photo and the upload. It is a unique aircraft.
David Mortimer
Given the lack of windows, except forward beneath the cockpit, and the appearance of what appears to be an aft clam shell style hatch, I assume this heavy lifter was intended to carry internal cargo. Also, paint scheme and lack of mil markings implies commercial, non-military. Soviets developed a number of unique aircrafts in the 60's and 70's which belied the common perception that they copied western designs. Thank you for marvelous photo submission.
Alan Hume
This is the same photo that appears in the Wikipedia article on the Mil V-12.
sam kuminecz
Good catch, Sam... and Wiki indicates this photo was dated 24 May 1971 and taken at Groningen Airport (EHGG) in the Netherlands while on its way to the Le Bourget airshow in France.

More on this photo here...

By the way, it is copyrighted by the Groningen Airport Eelde Collection according to information showing on's site.
Thank you for the photo !!!. Is the world's largest helicopter Mil V-12(M-12),CCCP
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