An armed variant of the Mi-8, designated 'Hip-C' by NATO; the main rotor is upgraded from four blades to five.  The main uses of the combat-transport helicopter are attacks with rockets and laying minefields via conveyer belt.  The cabin has a passenger capacity of 24 troops in addition to three crew.  Production began in 1965.

There is also a civilian version of the Mi-8T 'Hip-C'.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: MVZ Mil

Primary manufacturer: MVZ Mil

Parent type: Mil Mi-8/Mi-14/Mi-17

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

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)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 5.65 m (18.5 ft)

Overall Length: 25.24 m (82.8 ft)

Overall Width: 21.30 m (69.9 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Motor Sich TV2-117A turbine

Engine manufacturer: Motor Sich

Take-off / rated power: 1119 kW (1499 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 12000 kg (26455 lb)

Max Range: 465 km (251 nm)

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