Manufacturer: Mil Helicopters

Model: Mi-26

Name: "Halo" (NATO codename)


Date: 2005

Status: Operational service

Country: United States (Russia)

Service: U.S. Coast Guard

Designation: CH-69A


The CH-69A is a Soviet Mil Mi-26 "Halo" used as a transport helicopter by the U.S. Coast Guard.


The official version that the designation "H-69" was skipped by the U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) because of its sexual implications was the dumbest thing I ever heard! After some hard researching I... er... wound up with this photograph, depicting a US Coast Guard variant of the Mil Mi-26 Halo!

Viewers' comments:
  • Good use of photoshop (stephendpark)
  • She is still a sexy helicopter, puritans will hate... (Tophe)
  • Imaginative, but I'd expect an Americanized Mi-26 to serve the US Army or USMC, either of which has a greater need for heavy-lift helicopters, than the Coast Guard. (ArmamentDawg)

My comments:

Very true! This was one of my first imaginary aircraft, and I just love the USCG colors, that's why...