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'.


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


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: 5.65 m 18.5 ft
Overall Length: 25.24 m 82.8 ft
Overall Width: 21.30 m 69.9 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 18.22 m 59.8 ft
Airframe Width: 4.50 m 14.8 ft
Airframe Height: 4.75 m 15.6 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 4.26 m 14.0 ft
Landing Gear Track: 4.80 m 15.7 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.80 m 5.9 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 5.34 m 17.5 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 2.34 m 7.7 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Normal Speed: 250 km/h; Cruise Speed: 225 km/h

Max Gross Weight (ground): 12,000 kg 26,455 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 12,000 kg 26,455 lb
Empty Weight: 6,965 kg 15,355 lb
Useful Load: 5,035 kg 11,100 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.580
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 1,800 m 5,906 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 850 m 2,789 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 260 km/h 140 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,500 m 14,764 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 465 km 251 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 TV2-117A turbine
Manufacturer: Motor Sich
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 1119 kW 1499 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 21.30 m 69.88 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: All-metal
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 5
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 356.33 m² 3835.6 ft²
Disc Loading: 33.68 kg/m² 6.898 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
Diameter: 3.91 m 12.83 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade fwd
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 3
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 12.01 m² 129.2 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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