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Old January 4th, 2010, 03:01 PM
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Thought designed to be supposedly air dropable not helo transportable weight something like 17 tons
They were intended to be air dropable.
I know they've done tests dumping them out of aircraft but to the best of my knowledge it's never been done outside of the tests.
I do believe there are a FEW civilian heavy lift helos (used for construction) that could pick one up, but nothing in the military inventory can.
You're right, air droppable, not helo liftable. But FYI, the CH-53E Super Stallion can lift 17.8 tons:

http://www.history.navy.mil/planes/ch53.htm
I suppose they could fuel and load ammo in them after they're lifted someplace
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Old January 4th, 2010, 07:01 PM
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I do believe there are a FEW civilian heavy lift helos (used for construction) that could pick one up, but nothing in the military inventory can
Off topic but always wondered how they get the crane out once they have built the building round it, is this the solution?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:30 PM
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Off topic but always wondered how they get the crane out once they have built the building round it, is this the solution?
Nope, the cranes are modular, they just disassemble them.
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http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...r-lifting-tank

But, as I have now been informed, I didn't see any tanks being lifted (although I know the Sheridan was designed specifically for this purpose)

Thanks for setting me straight!
The "tank" in the photo looks like a light armoured scout vehicle similar to the Daimler Armoured Car or something of equal size. Not a MBT or tank in general.
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Wdll,
I clicked on that link showing the vehicle being helo lifted. The link must be broken because it won't show the picture....
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Old January 5th, 2010, 05:26 PM
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It shows fine to me, but uses flash to show.

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I do believe there are a FEW civilian heavy lift helos (used for construction) that could pick one up, but nothing in the military inventory can.
The Mi-26 can carry 20 tons, even a bit more in a pinch.
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I do believe there are a FEW civilian heavy lift helos (used for construction) that could pick one up, but nothing in the military inventory can.
The Mi-26 can carry 20 tons, even a bit more in a pinch.
While 20 tons would allow it to move most APC/IFV's I can't think of a single "real" tank that weighs in at less then about 40-45 tons. And since the discussion was about helo lifting tanks...
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While 20 tons would allow it to move most APC/IFV's I can't think of a single "real" tank that weighs in at less then about 40-45 tons. And since the discussion was about helo lifting tanks...
I was referring to Sheridan which at 17-18 tons is within the Mi-26 carry capacity.
A full blown MBT is of course out of the question. A Mi-12 (the record holder at 40 tons) might have managed to lift a early T-64 (38 tons give or take) but it would not have got very far in all likelyhood and it was not mass produced.
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Here it is next to a Mig-29 for comparison:

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That thing looks like a commerial airliner with helicopter blades!
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