Could it possible to make a flying crane which should carry/lift a weight of one lakh tonnes?

I think there will be a use of crane which could fly and lift large weight materials. It is also helpful in times of ships under difficulties, rail under difficulties etc,

7 Responses to “Could it possible to make a flying crane which should carry/lift a weight of one lakh tonnes?”

  1. kdog  on May 10th, 2011

    Yes it would be possible but ridiculously expensive.


  2. luminous  on May 10th, 2011

    The Sikorsky CH-54 and S-64 Skycrane can lift up to 20,000 lbs of payload:


  3. Mig-31 Firefox  on May 10th, 2011

    (1 lakh tonne = 1,00,000 tonnes)

    No would be the answer.
    The power required for lifting such a huge load would be astronomical, the best aviation has ever done is 640 tonnes.

    Maybe using a combination lighter-than-air structures and huge rotorblades, we might come close to such a figures, but the dimensions of such a craft would make it impractical.

    Personally, I wouldnt want to be UNDER such an aircraft, I wouldnt even want to be under the blades that produces 10 tonnes of thrust.


  4. al b  on May 10th, 2011

    don’t understand what “lakh” is; but check out the link


  5. Chris H  on May 10th, 2011

    No. Nobody in their right mind would try to make a helicopter to carry 100,000 tonnes. It is likely impossible, the structure would have to be huge to support that weight, you’d end up with way more aircraft than payload.

    For those thrown by ‘lakh’:-

    A lakh is a unit in the Indian numbering system, widely used both in official and other contexts in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. One lakh is equal to a hundred thousand (10^5). A hundred lakhs make a crore or ten million. The word is particularly notable because it is used almost exclusively in English articles written for Indian audiences (as opposed to writing “hundred thousand”).

    Good old Wikipedia


  6. BitburgerPilsMan  on May 10th, 2011

    Let’s see, a diesel locomotive weighs about 100 tonnes. And you want to be able to lift 1,000 of these at one time?



  7. sai2020  on May 10th, 2011

    why dont u try doing it?


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