Russian Mil Mi-8

Used by US Air Force in "Aggressor" Training.

The Mil Mi-8 (RussianМи-8NATO reporting nameHip) is a Soviet-designed medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. The Mi-8 is one of the world's most-produced helicopters, used by over 50 countries. Russia is the main producer and the largest operator of the Mi-8/Mi-17 helicopter.

Role Assault transport helicopter
Design group Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
Built by Kazan Helicopter Plant
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant
First flight 7 July 1961
Introduction 1967
Status In service
Primary users Soviet Union (historical)
ca. 80 other countries
Produced 1961–present
Number built >17,000
Variants Mil Mi-8T/Mi-17
Developed into Mil Mi-14

Specifications (Mi-8T)

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Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1992–93

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3 (pilot, copilot, flight engineer)
  • Capacity:
    • 24 passengers or
    • 12 stretchers and seat for 1 medical attendant or
    • 3,000 kg (6,600 lb) on internal/external hardpoints
  • Length: 18.17 m (59 ft 7 in)
  • Rotor diameter: 21.29 m (69 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 5.65 m (18 ft 6 in)
  • Disc area: 356 m² (3,832 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 7,260 kg (16,007 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 11,100 kg (24,470 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 12,000 kg (26,455 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Klimov TV3-117Mt turboshafts, 1,454 kW (1,950 shp) each
  • Fuel max total capacity: 3,700 l (977 US gal)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (140 kt)
  • Range: 450 km (280 mi)
  • Ferry range: 960 km (596 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,765 ft)

Armament

  • up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) of disposable stores on six hardpoints, including 57 mm S-5 rockets, bombs, or 9M17 Phalanga ATGMs.

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