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Below check the specific characteristics of the helicopter or eVTOL you are looking for. You can select multiple items for each characteristic. The results will be filtered automatically. 

Mil Mi-2

The Mi-2 has quite a large gear box/engine housing on top of its small fuselage, and that is one of the key features. Additionally, the heli has a narrow tail boom that points up diagonally at the end to hold the tail rotor. It has no vertical stabiliser. 

Mil Mi-24

The Hind is a large combat helicopter with two separate canopies for the crew, short wings with significant anhedral and weapon pylons and a retractable gear as main distinctive features. The Mi-24 also has a cabin in the fuselage to transport people.

Mil Mi-26

The large Mi-26 is quite similar to its predecessor, the Mi-6, but has no wings. Also, the main gear is close to the fuselage and has double wheels.

Mil Mi-28

The Soviet counterpart of the Apache has a five blade main rotor, two separate canopies, a scissor type tail rotor (so with unequal angles between the blades) on the right and a high mounted horizontal stabiliser on the left. Typical are the stub wings with significant anhedral and the radar nose.

Mil Mi-34

With its rounded fuselage the Mi-34 looks a bit like the Hughes 369 family, including the engine being placed in the rear of the fuselage, in front of the tail boom. This tail boom extends from the middle of the fuselage though, not the top. The Mi-34 has a T-tail with a ventral fin.

This helicopter looks like an enlarged Mi-8, especially with a longer cabin. Like its predeseccor it a fixed, single wheel main landing gear and two wheel nose gear. The Mi-38 features a six blade main rotor. Typical is the unequal angle between the four tail rotor blades .

Mil Mi-6

The Mi-6 is one of the largest helicopters ever built, and still powered by two turboshaft engines. A typical feature are the short wings, that give additional lift in forward flight. The main gear has large, single wheels and the nose gear two wheels.

Mil Mi-8/Mi-17 family

One of the most common Soviet designed helicopters comes in many variants. All have a single wheel fixed main landing gear attached by struts to the rear fuselage, and engines on top of the fuselage, in front of the main rotor. The nose gear has two wheels. In most cases the fuselage is very rounded, especially the rear, which has clamshell doors or a loading ramp. The cabin windows are round. The tail rotor can be on the left or right side, depeding on the exact model.

It looks like an airplane with its tube fuselage, wings and regular tail plane, but the Mil V-12 is the world's largest helicopter ever built. It is one of the few with transverse main rotors, which are placed at the end of the inverse tapered wings. The wings are braced by struts towards the fixed main gear and fuselage. The rotors are powered by pairs of turboshaft engines in the wing tips. 

Mil V-7

The ramjet engines in the tips of the main rotor blades leave quite some room in the small egg-shaped fuselage of the Mil V-7, that seats four. The helicopter has a narrow tube acting as tail boom for the two blade tail rotor. It points down and is braced by struts.