Helicopter is one of the great inventions by the man. It is a vehicle that can go anywhere from mountains to sea and can deal with extreme weather conditions, thus proving itself to be the most versatile vehicle used for military purpose and civil purpose. Helicopters can be used as a lethal weapon against enemy’s troops and the land vehicles and on the other hand can be used for transport and rescue purposes.
Here I have compiled some the most popular transport helicopters used around the globe.
UH-1 is a multipurpose military helicopter, famous for its use in the Vietnam War. It is commonly known as the “Huey”. The UH-1 was developed by Bell Helicopter.
MI-17 is a Russian-designed helicopter currently in production at two factories in Kazan and Ulan-Ude.
UH-60 Blackhawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft.
SA 330 PUMA
The Puma is a four-bladed, twin-engine medium transport/utility helicopter. The Puma was originally manufactured by Sud Aviation of France under the designation SA.330.
SH-3 SEA KING
The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King is a twin-engine helicopter. The Sea King has been built under license in Italy and Japan, and in the United Kingdom as the Westland Sea King.
The Alouette III is a single-engine, light utility helicopter developed by Sud Aviation,
The Mil Mi-8 is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. The Mi-8 is the world’s most-produced helicopter, and is used by over 50 countries.
The Mil Mi-26 is a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter in service in civilian and military roles. It is the biggest and most powerful helicopter ever to have gone into production.
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a versatile, twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its top speed is 170 knots which is faster than utility and attack helicopters even many of today.
CH-53E SUPER STALLION
The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military. It was built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps.