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The biggest helicopter was the Russian Mil Mi-12 Homer of 1968 which could lift 40, 204 kg up to 2255 m.
Igor Sikorsky a Russian engineer built his first helicopter in 1909. When neither this prototype nor its 1910 successor succeeded Sikorsky decided that he could not build a helicopter without more sophisticated materials and money so he transferred his attention to aircraft.
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Helicopters were developed and built during the first half-century of flight, with the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 being the first operational helicopter in 1936. There are more than 11,000 civil helicopters operating just in the U.S. and more than 15,000 civil helicopters operating in more than 157 other countries around the world.