Aircraft Photo of CCCP-21142 | Mil V-12 (Mi-12) | Aeroflot | AirHistory.net #49431
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:"CCCP-21142"
Aircraft Original Type:Mil Mi-12
Aircraft Generic Type:Mil Mi-12
Aircraft Version:Mil V-12 (Mi-12)
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator / Titles:Aeroflot
Local Operator Name:Аэрофлот
Location
City / Airport:Monino (closed)Map
Country:Russia
Airport Codes:None
Collection:Central Museum of the Air Force
 
Photo Date:31 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 49431
Photo Comment

The Mil V-12 (NATO reporting name Homer) is the largest helicopter ever built and this example is the second prototype and last built of the type (sometimes incorrectly quoted as c/n 002). In 1975 it went on display at Monino without any registration (actual operational registration is unknown). In 2012 it was falsely painted as seen here, with the registration of the first prototype (which was still preserved at the MVZ im. Milya factory at Tomilino by 2018).
Both prototype V-12s outperformed their design specifications and set numerous world records which still stand today, Despite these achievements the Soviet Air Force refused to accept the helicopter and all development on the V-12 was stopped in 1974.

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