Variant of the Mil Mi-28.  Designated "Night Hunter" by the manufacturer and "Havoc" by NATO, with Mi-28NE being the export version.  The aircraft can operate in day or night as one of Russia's primary combat helicopters.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: MVZ Mil

Primary manufacturer: MVZ Mil

Parent type: Mil Mi-28

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 3.82 m 12.5 ft
Overall Length: 17.91 m 58.8 ft
Overall Width: 17.20 m 56.4 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics


Max Gross Weight (ground): 10,500 kg 23,149 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 11,700 kg 25,794 lb
Empty Weight: 7,890 kg 17,394 lb
Useful Load: 3,810 kg 8,400 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.674
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 4,950 m 16,240 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 3,600 m 11,811 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 300 km/h 162 kts
Never Exceed Speed: 324 km/h 175 kts
Service Ceiling: 5,600 m 18,373 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 435 km 235 nm
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Motor Sich TV3-117VMA turbine
Manufacturer: Motor Sich
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 1640 kW 2198 hp
Intermediate: 1618 kW 2169 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 1765 kW 2366 hp
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate: 1618 kW 2169 hp

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 17.20 m 56.43 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:  
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Composite
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Swept
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 5
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 232.35 m² 2501.1 ft²
Disc Loading: 45.19 kg/m² 9.256 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade fwd
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 4
Blade Construction: Asymmetrical X-shape
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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