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lifting capabilities of helicopters

lifting capabilities of helicopters

lifting capabilities of helicopters

Seeking information sources for the lifting capabilities of helicopters...........to be used in removing existing bridges........

RE: lifting capabilities of helicopters

as i recall, heavy lift helicopters have a range of payload from about 10kips to 40kips. the largest helicopter in the world is the sikorsky ch-54 'skycrane' no longer manufactured, but still in use for heavy lifting. some helicopter lifting sites on the web.

RE: lifting capabilities of helicopters

You have probably found your answer by now, but this info may be of use.
We have used ex-Russian helicopters for installing cableway components to difficult locations.
The MI-5 can lift a nominal 5 short tons and the MI-8 can lift a nominal 8 short tons.
The actual lifting capacity of a helicopter also depends on the conditions - if it hovers in one position for some time, a large downdraught (like a reversed tornado) is created and the available lift is much less.  The reduction in lift is greater when it is at greater height above the ground.

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