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Mi-8 HIP

Specifications
Country of Origin Russia
Builder Mil
Date of Introduction 1967
Role Armed assault-transport
Similar Aircraft Puma, Mi-2 Hoplite, Super Frelon
Blades Main rotor: 5
Tail rotor: 3
Rotor diameter Main Rotor : 21.3 meters [70 ft]
Tail Rotor : 3.9 meters
Length Length (rotors turning): 25.2 m
Length (fuselage): 18.2m [61 ft]
Height 18 ft 6 in ( 5.65 m)
Width 2.5 m
Cargo Compartment Floor Length: 5.3 m
Width: 2.3 m
Height: 1.8 m
Weight Maximum Gross: 12,000 kg
Normal Takeoff: 11,100 kg
Empty: 6,990 kg
Engine 2 TV2-117, 1482 hp each
Maximum speed 230-250 km/h
Cruising speed 122 kts (140 mph; 225 km/h)
Range Maximum Load: 350 km
Normal Load: 460 km
With Aux Fuel: 950 km
Fuel Internal: 445 liters
Internal Aux Tank: 915 liters ea.
External Fuel Tank: 745 liters in port tank,
680 liters in starboard tank
Service Ceiling Service: 4,500 meters
Hover (out of ground effect): 800 meters
Hover (in ground effect): 1,900 meters
Vertical Climb Rate 9 m/s
Standard Payload
  • HIP C: 24 troops, or 3,000 kg internal or external loads on 4x hardpoints.
  • HIP E: 24 troops, or 4,000 kg internal or 3,000 kg external on 6x hardpoints.
  • HIP J/K: antennas on aft section of fuselage.
Armament
  • HIP E mounts a flexible 12.7-mm machinegun in the nose
  • 2 - 7.62-mm or 1x 12.7-mm MG
  • 4-6 - AT-2C Swatter or AT-3 Sagger ATGMs
  • 4-6 - 57-mm rocket pods (16 each)
  • 2 - 80-mm rocket pods (20 each)
  • 4 - 250-kg bombs
  • 2 - 500-kg bombs
  • 2 - 12.7-mm MG pod
  • 2 - Twin 23-mm gun pods
  • 1,830 liters Additional fuel tanks
  • Loaded combat troops can fire personal weapons through windows from inside cabin.
Survivability/Countermeasures
  • Main and tail rotor blades electrically deiced.
  • Infrared jammer, chaff and flares.
AVIONICS The Mi-8 is equipped with instruments and avionics allowing operation in day, night, and instrument meteorological conditions.
Crew 3 (2x pilots, 1x flight engineer)
Cost $900,000 (1991 used)
$3,200,000 (new)
User Countries At least 54 countries -- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cambodia, CIS, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Madagascar, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, North Yemen, People's Republic of China, Slovakia, SouthYemen, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zambia



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