Mil Mi-8 “Hip”

ICAO aircraft code MI8
Manufacturer MIL Helicopters
Country Russia

The Mi-8 is a medium-lift twin-turbine multirole gunship, troop transport, VIP chauffeur, fuel tanker, recon aircraft, and cargo helicopter.

Specifications

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Mil Mi-8 “Hip” specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
MI8
Manufacturer
MIL Helicopters
Manufactured
1961 - present
Country
Russia

Aircraft performance

Engine
2 × Klimov TV3-117Mt turboshafts
Power
1,950 HP
Max Cruise Speed
121 Kts
224 Km/h
Travel range
518 Nm
959 Kilometers
Fuel Economy
0.61 Nm / gallon
0.298 Km / liter
Service Ceiling
14,765 feet
Rate of Climb
1770 feet / minute
8.99 meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight
12,000 Kg
26,455 lbs
Max Payload
3,000 Kg
6,614 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity
978 gallon
3,702 liter

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About the Mil Mi-8 “Hip”

Codenamed Hip by NATO observers, the Mi-8 is a medium-lift twin-turbine multirole gunship, troop transport, VIP chauffeur, fuel tanker, recon aircraft, and cargo helicopter. It probably embodies all the big helicopters from the Soviet era. The aircraft’s designers insisted on creating the biggest helicopter globally, although they fell short of that mark. The Mi-8’s sheer size allows it to excel in many roles that very few large helicopters can perform.

Did You Know?

The Mi-8 is one of the most produced helicopters in the world. It is among the top three helicopters commonly used in military operations and the largest helicopter produced outside the United States in active service.

The MIL Mi-8 is one of the biggest helicopters in the world.

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