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The Mil Mi-10 (NATO code name: Harke) was the Soviet Union’s effort to produce an aerial crane helicopter. It was the country’s largest helicopter development to integrate external payloads into the fuselage design. Big helicopters are often equipped with unusual features designed to help them serve their intended purpose. The Mi-10 is fitted with a wide track, four-long-legged landing gear to straddle huge cargo like military tanks. The Mi-10 also has a short-legged version with an identical fuselage to its long-legged variant.
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The Mil Mi-10 holds more world records than most large helicopters. In May 1965, the Mi-10 set the world record (surpassed) for operating at an altitude of 25,105 kg (55,347 lb) while carrying a maximum payload of 2,000 m (6,600 ft).
The Mil Mi-10 is one of the biggest helicopters in the world.