Mi-8 HIP (MIL)
Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  Mi-8


Country of Origin: CIS (formerly USSR).
Similar Aircraft: Mi-17 Hip H, Puma, Mi-2 Hoplite, Super Frelon.
Crew: Two (three with flight engineer).
Role: Armed assault-transport (24 equipped troops, light weapons, and vehicles).
Armament: 57mm rockets, AT-2c antitank missiles, 12.7mm machine gun, 250kg or 500kg bombs.
Dimensions: Length: 61 ft (18.32 m). Rotor diameter: 70 ft (21.3 m).
Performance Range 286 miles (460 km).


Troops can fire personal weapons through windows. Has four external hard points.


Wings: Large, five-blade main rotor over the engine at the body midsection. Weapon-carrying platform at lower body midsection.

Engine(s): Twin turboshafts mounted on top of the fuselage. Two round air intakes just above the cockpit. Rounded exhaust ports.

Fuselage: Long, bus-like body with rounded nose and glassed-in cockpit. Two fuel pods offset and mounted low on the body. Upswept rear section. Tricycle landing gear.

Tail: Tail boom tapers to the small, swept-back, and tapered fin with rotor on top right or left. Small flats mounted forward of the fin.


Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cambodia, CIS, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Madagascar, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, North Yemen, People's Republic of China, Slovakia, SouthYemen, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

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