Mil Mi 26's display at Rome Urbe

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.


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