Mi-28N Havoc Multipurpose assault helicopter. First flight: 1996 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Kostas Panitsidis


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A twin-seat Army day-and-night combat helicopter powered by two TV3-117VMA 2,200-hp engines and armed with the Ataka ATGM system. 

The Mi-28 prototype's maiden flight took place on 10 November, 1982 with the upgraded Mi-28A version taking to the air in January 1988. 

Four Mi-28 and Mi-28A helicopters were built. The Mi-28N (N stands for "night") prototype's maiden flight took place on 14 November, 1996. In 1999, the Rostvertol company commenced the preparation for the Mi-28N series production.

The Mi-28N combat helicopter is intended for
:
- searching and destruction of tanks, armored vehicles and enemy live power
- destroying of protected objects and engaging of square targets (destroying of trench lines, defence construction, etc,)
- installation of mine obstructions
- searching and destroying  of boats and other floatable means
- fighting against high-speed and low-altitude aircraft of enemy
- destroying of low-speed airborne targets at day-and-night and extreme weather conditions

Accomplishing of combat mission and high survivability of the helicopter is provided due to:
- High-accuracy armament complex
- Integrated complex of airborne radio-electronic equipment
- High-effective armoring of cabins (including side armored glasses) which provide protection crew from armor-piercing and fire bullets of 12,7 caliber, and from 20mm caliber projectiles
- Airborne multifunctional complex of helicopter defence
- Separation of engines and shielding of main aggregates by auxiliary ones
- Using of new materials and structures which are stable to combat damages, including fuel system, excluding blasting or burning of fuel

The helicopter is equipped with a complex of airborne radio-electronic equipment which provides:
- performing of night flight in adverse weather conditions with NOE at extremely low altitudes (5-15m) in automatic mode 
- search, detection and recognition of ground and air targets, determination of their coordinates and displaying of target indication of ground and air command points 
- interaction of the helicopters in a group with target indication from leading to driven ones and interchanging of data between the helicopters
- deep integrated control, operation on condition and training of crew

 

Armament
Guided missile armament "Ataka" missiles up to 16 pcs., "Igla" air-to-air guided missiles with heat-seeking self-guided warhead - up to 8 pcs.
Rocket armament Unguided projectiles and rockets:
Type S-8, caliber 80 mm up to 80 pcs.
Type S-13, caliber 122 mm up to 20 pcs.
Built-in firearm/cannon armament NPPU-28N flexible gun turret with a gun of 30 mm caliber (250 projectiles)
Suspended firearm/cannon armament UPK-23-250 V suspended pod with GSh-23L 23 mm caliber gun (250 projectiles) (2 pods per a helicopter)
Bombing-mine armament KMGU-2 container (2-4 pcs.)

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

Mi-28N Havoc © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Mil
TYPE
Multipurpose assault helicopter
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT
Klimov TV3-117VMA
Power, kW
2 x 1.660
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
17,01
Main rotor diameter , m
17,20
Tail rotor diameter, m
3,84
Wing span, m
-
Height, m
3,82
WEIGHT
 
Empty kg
7.890
Normal take-off, kg
10.500
Maximum take-off, kg
11.700
Internal fuel, kg
1.500
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
324
Cruising speed, km/h
265
Range, km
1.105
Combat range, km 500
Service ceiling, m
5.700
Static ceiling, m
3.700
Payload, kg
1.605
ARMAMENT 1x30 mm cannon 2A42 with 300 rounds. 
Warload-1.605 kg in 4 hardpoints:
4x4 Anti-tank missile Shturm or Ataka-V and 2 launcher UB-20-57 (20 x 55 mm) or UB-20-80 (20 x 80mm) or 2 x NUR των 130 mm.
Available: 2x2Air-to-air missile R-60, pods with 23 mm cannons or 30 mm grenade launchers or 12,7-mm or 7,62 mm machine-guns, or 500-kg bombs, or mine dispersers. Under wings-16 Anti-tank missile Vihr.

 


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