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'.
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 Height: 5.65 m (18.5 ft)
Overall Length: 25.24 m (82.8 ft)
Overall Width: 21.30 m (69.9 ft)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 12000 kg (26455 lb)
Max Range: 465 km (251 nm)