Mi-35 Multipurpose assault helicopter. First flight: 1976 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photo from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis


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An Army attack/transport helicopter powered by two TV3-117 2,200-hp engines. The helicopter had been under series production during 1970-1989 at the Arsenyev and Rostov-on-Don plants.

A total of over 3,000 helicopters have been manufactured, of which about 600 were exported to over 30 nations. 

The main versions are the Mi-24D and Mi-25 armed with the Falanga-P ATGM system and YakB-12.7 machinegun; Mi-24V and Mi-35 armed with the Shturm-V ATGM system; Mi-24P and Mi-35P armed with the GSh-30K cannon; Mi-24VP-a version armed with the GSh-23 cannon; Mi-24K reconnaissance/fire controller helicopter; Mi-24R radiation/chemical reconnaissance helicopter; Mi-24VM and Mi-35M upgraded helicopters fitted with the Mi-28 rotor system and sophisticated avionics. In the year 2000, upgrade of the Mi-24V and Mi-24P was launched to enable them fly combat operation round the clock (the Mi-24VK version, etc.).

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Mil
TYPE
Multipurpose assault helicopter
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT
Klimov TV3-117VMA
Power, h.p.
2 x 2.225
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
17,51
Main rotor diameter , m
17,30
Tail rotor diameter, m
1,50
Wing span, m
6,66
Height, m
3,90
ΒΑΡΗ/ WEIGHT
 
Empty, kg
8.200
Normal take-off, kg
11.200
Maximum take-off, kg
11.500
Internal fuel, kg
1.500 + available 1.000
Weight of transported fuels with exterior reservoirs, ltr
1.200 (4 x 500)
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
320
Cruising speed, km/h
280
Ferry range, km
1.000
Combat range, km
450
Service ceiling, m
4.500
Static ceiling, m
1.750
Payload, kg
up to 8 soldiers or 4 litter or 2400 kg freight
ARMAMENT Suspens guns weapon:
12,7 mm machine-gun  9-A-629 or 2 x 7,62 mm machine-guns 9-A-622 or 30 mm grenade launcher 9-A-800 or 1x30 mm cannon GSh-30.
Warload-up to 2.400 kg in 6 hardpoints:
Launcher UV-32-57 32U 55 mm UR S-5 or 2 Launcher UB-20-8 20U 80 mm S-8 UR, or 4x240 mm UR S-24A, or 4 Launcher B-13 with 122 mm UR S-13, or Launcher UV-20-57 20U 55 mm UR S-5. 4 Launcher (up to 8 ATM 9M114) Shturm-V  or pods UPK-23-250 with 23 mm cannon GSh-23L x 250 rounds , pods with machine-guns or 30 mm grenade launchers, or 1.500 kg light bombs, mine disperser PFM-1 (pod KMGU-2).