Development of the Russian Mi-34 (NATO Designation: 'Hermit') light multipurpose/training helicopter began in 1980; production began in 1993.  Composed of the conventional pod and boom configuration, the light aircraft is capable of aerobatics.

Maximum internal and external payloads are 240 kg and 300 kg, respectively.  The cabin passenger capacity is 4, including the crew.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: MVZ Mil

Primary manufacturer: MVZ Mil

Parent type: Mil Mi-34

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 2.75 m 9.0 ft
Overall Length: 11.42 m 37.5 ft
Overall Width: 10.00 m 32.8 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 8.71 m 28.6 ft
Airframe Width: 1.42 m 4.7 ft
Airframe Height: 2.75 m 9.0 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track: 2.24 m 7.3 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.30 m 4.3 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 2.26 m 7.4 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 1.37 m 4.5 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruise Speed: 180 km/h

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1,350 kg 2,976 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 1,350 kg 2,976 lb
Empty Weight: 1,010 kg 2,227 lb
Useful Load: 340 kg 750 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.748
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 9 m/s 1,772 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 1,500 m 4,921 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 800 m 2,625 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 225 km/h 121 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,500 m 14,764 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 360 km 194 nm
Max Endurance: 2 hrs 2 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 1
Designation: Vedeneyev M-14V26V reciprocating
Manufacturer: Vedeneyev
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 242 kW 325 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: 10.00 m 32.81 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Composite
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Flat
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 78.54 m² 845.4 ft²
Disc Loading: 17.19 kg/m² 3.521 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: 1.48 m 4.86 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction: Composite
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 1.72 m² 18.5 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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