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    Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

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    Hole

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  Hole on Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:55 am

    The first versions of the Mi-8 also had no weapons outriggers. The Mi-8 can carry up to 2 tons of weapons. If the Mi-38 can carry more, sooner or later the military will want an armored version.

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  hoom on Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:41 pm

    Apparently that awful digital brown cammo in post 231 is better than it looks...
    http://www.russiadefence.net/t1308p225-mi-8-17-i-38-mi-26-news#232088
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:44 am

    Probably wont be as big of a success as the Mi-8 series, but likely find its place in the ground forces

    Likely not, as the Mi-8 and related designs (Mi-24, Mi-14 and Mi-17) are the most produced helicopters around... there are tens of thousands of them...

    We've seen Mi-8/17's self-defense suites, but never on Mi-26's likely because of military doctrine. You won't bring a Mi-26 anywhere near a hot spot, only will defended green-zones, so it's a moot point to add a DIRCM suite for it, but the Mi-8/17's doctrine is an entirely different conversation altogether (hence the armament and self-defense suites).

    Post 231 on the previous page shows the Mi-26 with DIRCMs and other self defence systems...

    I'm more inclined to believe the military versions of Mi-38 will have Vitebsk suites serial produced.

    I suspect over time existing types will get them fitted and new systems will have them built in.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  Hole on Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:22 am

    For the production numbers of the Mi-38 lets wait 40 years. Cool
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:02 am

    GarryB wrote:
    Probably wont be as big of a success as the Mi-8 series, but likely find its place in the ground forces

    Likely not, as the Mi-8 and related designs (Mi-24, Mi-14 and Mi-17) are the most produced helicopters around... there are tens of thousands of them...

    We've seen Mi-8/17's self-defense suites, but never on Mi-26's likely because of military doctrine. You won't bring a Mi-26 anywhere near a hot spot, only will defended green-zones, so it's a moot point to add a DIRCM suite for it, but the Mi-8/17's doctrine is an entirely different conversation altogether (hence the armament and self-defense suites).

    Post 231 on the previous page shows the Mi-26 with DIRCMs and other self defence systems...

    I'm more inclined to believe the military versions of Mi-38 will have Vitebsk suites serial produced.

    I suspect over time existing types will get them fitted and new systems will have them built in.

    Actually the best defensive suite ever for the Mi-26 is the Su-27 hanging attachment. Wink

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  flamming_python on Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:16 am

    Nibiru wrote:I think i read somewhere in the past that military version of Mi-38 is supposed to have retractable wheels., I guess the idea was abandoned

    That proved to be a bad idea that the Mi-35M did away with.

    Obviously they're not going to repeat that mistake for the Mi-38
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  dino00 on Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:29 pm

    The Ministry of Defense signed a contract for two Mi-38T helicopters

    It is noted that the first one will be delivered in 2019

    KAZAN, December 20. / TASS /. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed a contract for two new Mi-38T helicopter transport helicopters, the first of which will be delivered in the summer of 2019. This was announced on Thursday by Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexei Krivoruchko during a visit to the Kazan helicopter plant.

    The car has a great future. The helicopter turned out with very good characteristics. We have already contracted two helicopters, we are waiting for them, we will get the first helicopter next summer. Krivoruchko.

    At the enterprise, the deputy minister got acquainted with the assembly of new cars, the course of development work and the execution of the state defense order, and also visited the flight test complex, where a demonstration flight of the new Mi-38T took place.

    This is the first model of the machine in this series, made specifically for the Ministry of Defense. His first flight took place in late November.

    The Deputy Minister of Defense also noted the company's success in the production of helicopters of the current generation of the Mi-8 family. So, in 2018, six Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopters were delivered ahead of schedule.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/5937096



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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:17 pm


    Russia to begin receiving Mi-38T upgraded helos in 2019

    https://www.janes.com/article/85385/russia-to-begin-receiving-mi-38t-upgraded-helos-in-2019

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