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    Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

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    George1

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 13:08

    So the 2010 contract for 18 new built Mi-26s has been concluded.


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  franco on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 14:26

    Now we get the rebuilds. Hearing different figures from 18 to 30.
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    Post  George1 on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 15:51

    franco wrote:Now we get the rebuilds. Hearing different figures from 18 to 30.

    18-30 the number of Mi-26 helos will be renovated you mean?


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  franco on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 16:37

    Correct.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 15:41


    Mi-38 production started:

    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/97080/
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Thu 24 Aug 2017, 02:51

    Russian rotocraft maker starts assembling military version of Mi-38 helicopter

    The Mi-38T differs from the Mi-38 baseline certified helicopter by a number of parameters and the equipment set

    KUBINKA (Moscow Region), August 23. /TASS/. The Kazan Helicopter Enterprise, part of Russian Helicopters Group, has launched the assembly of the first prototype of Mil Mi-38T helicopters for Russia’s Defense Ministry, the Group’s press office reported on Wednesday.

    The Mi-38T is the military version of Mi-38 helicopters.

    "The Mi-38T prototype will undergo joint flight tests for compliance with the requirements of the Armed Forces. Following their results, subsequent purchases of Mi-38T helicopters will be planned for the needs of the Aerospace Force as part of the 2018-2025 state armament program," the press office said.

    "We have managed to launch the production of the latest machine, which is unique in the history of the Russian helicopter industry. We expect that the Mi-38 will be in demand in Russia and abroad, as operators often encounter situations that require the helicopter’s high load capacity and thrust," Russian Helicopters CEO Andrei Boginsky was quoted by the press office as saying.

    The Mi-38T differs from the Mi-38 baseline certified helicopter by a number of parameters and the equipment set. The new helicopter will have solely Russian-made systems and components.

    The helicopter will also have a fuel system with explosion protection and additional fuel tanks to increase the flight range. It will also feature special communications means and equipment for the use of maritime rescue suits by crewmembers.

    The transport version of the Mi-38T allows expanding its functionality and extending the scope of the helicopter’s operation by creating specialized versions, including its "Arctic" version.


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    http://tass.com/defense/961576


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 21:58


    Dawn of new era, assembly of first military Mi-38:


    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2814902.html
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  flamming_python on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 01:51

    I'm most interested in the Mi-38's autopilot system.

    From the bits and pieces that I've read of it, there seems to be the implication that the aircraft is capable of operating something like an unmanned drone; by simply setting the destination on the map and letting the automated systems handle everything.
    Or if not quite, then it's quite possible that an unmanned variant could very much be in the pipeline for later on.

    This would be a real selling point of the Mi-38 compared to the Mi-8/Mi-17 series. Some routine, simple supply runs can be performed without a pilot; and dangerous supply drops near enemy territory can be performed without a pilot too.
    Of course it's greater payload, and slightly greater range and speed, fly-by-wire and superior avionics are also advantages; but not decisive.

    Would love some more info.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 10:36

    flamming_python wrote:I'm most interested in the Mi-38's autopilot system.

    From the bits and pieces that I've read of it, there seems to be the implication that the aircraft is capable of operating something like an unmanned drone; by simply setting the destination on the map and letting the automated systems handle everything.
    Or if not quite, then it's quite possible that an unmanned variant could very much be in the pipeline for later on.

    This would be a real selling point of the Mi-38 compared to the Mi-8/Mi-17 series. Some routine, simple supply runs can be performed without a pilot; and dangerous supply drops near enemy territory can be performed without a pilot too.
    Of course it's greater payload, and slightly greater range and speed, fly-by-wire and superior avionics are also advantages; but not decisive.

    Would love some more info.

    Could be. Who knows, with Russian Military's newfound appreciation for all things high tech it just might happen.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  TheArmenian on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 14:17

    flamming_python wrote:I'm most interested in the Mi-38's autopilot system.

    From the bits and pieces that I've read of it, there seems to be the implication that the aircraft is capable of operating something like an unmanned drone; by simply setting the destination on the map and letting the automated systems handle everything.
    Or if not quite, then it's quite possible that an unmanned variant could very much be in the pipeline for later on.

    This would be a real selling point of the Mi-38 compared to the Mi-8/Mi-17 series. Some routine, simple supply runs can be performed without a pilot; and dangerous supply drops near enemy territory can be performed without a pilot too.
    Of course it's greater payload, and slightly greater range and speed, fly-by-wire and superior avionics are also advantages; but not decisive.

    Would love some more info.

    And most important one: it has Russian engines (not Ukrainian)

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 14:27

    TheArmenian wrote:................

    And most important one: it has Russian engines (not Ukrainian)


    Another thing: it's designed to accommodate tall people.

    Like BTR-80 vs Boomerang. You don't need midgets and contortionists to operate them. Although Mi-8 is pretty spacious but you get the picture.

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