A Mil Mi 26T heavy transport helicopter (NATO code name “Halo”), the largest helicopter ever produced, made a firefighting display on Nov. 14th at Rome Urbe airport. Arrived from Greece (where it supported the season’s firefighting campaign) on Nov. 12th, the Mi 26, belonging to the UTair and serialled RA-06019, is currently under evaluation by the Protezione Civile. The following pictures were taken by Giovanni Maduli during the display.
[Updated] U.S. Special Forces raid in Somalia: no need for stealth choppers so did they parachute from a C-17?
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The following pictures were taken by Giovanni Maduli in Civitavecchia harbour, where an Agusta Westland AW139 belonging to the Protezione Civile (Italian Civil Protection) landed on Feb. 24, 2012. Although is a matter of perspective, […]
I’ve recently written about the Italian Canadairs (read here: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/the-italian-canadairs-in-seasonal-firefighting-service/), however, there a lot of other type of aircraft involved in the seasonal firefighting service that can be spotted in the Italian airports. These aircraft […]