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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-4

The Mi-4 has a rounded front and rear fuselage, a high placed cockpit and a piston engine in the nose below, somewhat similar to the Sikorsky S-55. Likewise, it has two fixed front gears under the nose and two fixed rear gears attached to the side and underside of the fuselage. 

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.

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, depending 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.

NATO's standard medum size helicopter has a four blade main and tail rotor. The nose gear has two wheels, while the main gear has single wheels. It retracts in small sponsons. Typical is the side of the fuselage, with a sharp line separating the upper and lower half (like the 'bone line' of a car).

Piasecki PV-14/PV-18 (HUP/H-25)

The Piasecki PV-14/PV-18, known in military service as H-25 and HUP, is one of the smallest tandem helicopters. The fuselage is highest at the front and tapers to the rear, where there is a large pylon that holds the engine. It has a fixed all single wheel tail wheel landing gear.

Piasecki PV-22 (H-21)

Flying Banana is the nickname of this tandem helicopter, and that is fitting. The H-21 leans back due to a long nose gear. The fixed main gear is attached to the lowest part of the fuselage. Finally, it has horizontal stabilisers with rectangular end plates as vertical stabilisers.

Revolution Mini 500

The name already says it: it is a smaller version of the Hughes 500. Indeed the basic shape is very similar, but the Mini 500 has a two blade main and two blade tail rotor. The cabin provides space for just the pilot.