Mi-8MT Multipurpose transport helicopter. First flight: 1975 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Konstantinos Panitsidis


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Manufacturer: OKB Mil
Country: Russia
First flight: 1975
Type: Multipurpose transport helicopter

NATO reporting name: Hip


These four helicopters were acquired by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in 2001 and joined the fleet of the 301st Transport Helicopter Squadron.

A multipurpose single-rotor helicopter powered by two TV3-117MT or TV3-117VM gas turbine engines. The maiden flight was made on 17 August, 1975. Series production has been carried out at the Kazan helicopter plant since 1977 and Ulan-Ude plant since 1991.

As of 1999, there were produced about 3,000 aircraft, of which over 800 were exported all over the globe. The primary versions are the Mi-8MT and Mi-17 multipurpose helicopters featuring a lifting capacity of 5 tonnes and powered by two TV3-117MT 1900-hp engines.

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Mil
TYPE
Multipurpose transport helicopter
CREW
2-3
POWER-PLANT
Klimov TV3-117ΜΤ
Power, kW
2 x 1.454
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
18,42
Main rotor diameter, m
21,30
Tail rotor diameter, m
3,91
Height, m
5,34
WEIGHT
 
Empty, kg
7.200
Normal take-off, kg
11.100
Maximum take-off, kg
13.000
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
250
Cruising speed, km/h
230
Range, km
500
Service ceiling, m
5.000
Static ceiling, m
1.760
Payload, kg
24 passengers or 12 litter with attendants or 4.000 kg freight in cabin.
- or with on hook, kg
4.000
ARMAMENT
It can carry reinforcement suspended on external reinforcement carriers such as: rocket launchers type UB-32-57 of 32x57 mm.

 


PHOTOS Mi-8MT Demonstration flight, exhibition of the Monastery 2011