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    Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

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    Post  GarryB Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:05 am

    Fuelling 10 BTRs is pretty good.

    There was also that exercise a while back where a Mi-26 arrived with all the equipment to set up a forward helicopter base... not sure whether it was one or more helicopters carried the required bits but they were able to fly in and set up a helicopter base... operate for a couple of days and then all fly out.

    Getting more of these helos into service should be a good thing...

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    Post  mnztr Sun May 01, 2022 2:39 am

    Was Russia ever able to repatriate engine production for the MI-26?
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    Post  lancelot Sun May 01, 2022 2:41 am

    It is supposed to be replaced with the PD-12V engine. It is still at the component test stage at this point.
    Last I heard they were testing the turboshaft rod.

    They might start working on it once PD-8 is done.
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    Post  GarryB Sun May 01, 2022 8:47 am

    Well they can clearly keep the ones they have running and have made a few more AFAIK, but new engines are definitely a priority.

    The engines for the Hinds, Hips, Havocs, Hokums, and Helixes were a higher priority though AFAIK and that is sorted with the new engines being more powerful...
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    Post  AMCXXL Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:28 am

    First serial production Mi-26T2V Nº80
    Video Forum Armiya 2022 https://dzen.ru/video/watch/63157107967e280352addd98

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    First serial production Mi-8AMTSh-VN Nº66 RF-04550  Forum Armiya 2022

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    Post  JohninMK Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:53 pm

    Just found this, hope photo is new. Its a pretty mean machine for a transport helicopter. Four 305 launchers fitted Shocked Shocked

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    Post  Hole Wed Oct 26, 2022 5:03 pm

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    This was like 2 years ago. Back then nobody noticed the "special" launchers.  Very Happy

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    Post  ALAMO Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:28 pm

    If I remember correctly, this is far by transport machine... It is an heavily pimped version for SOF.
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    Post  Hole Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:22 pm

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    Post  Podlodka77 Thu Oct 27, 2022 8:34 am


    October 27, 02:49

    On the basis of PD-8, they can create a domestic engine for the Mi-26 helicopter

    Deputy Director General - General Designer of the UEC Yuri Shmotin said that they plan to carry out work on this topic according to plans and schedules that will be supplied by the customer - the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation


    MOSCOW, 27 October. /TASS/. The domestic engine for the world's largest Mi-26 helicopter can be created on the basis of the gas generator of the promising PD-8 engine. This was announced to TASS by Deputy General Director - General Designer of UEC JSC (part of Rostec) Yuri Shmotin at the International Engine Building Forum.

    "The gas generator of the PD-8 engine can be used as a gas generator for the engine of a new generation of the Mi-26 helicopter," he said.

    According to Shmotin, work on this subject is planned to be carried out in accordance with the plans and schedules that the customer, the RF Ministry of Defense, will supply.

    The PD-8 engine is being developed for the SSJ 100 aircraft and the Be-200 amphibious aircraft. The premiere demonstration of the gas generator of this engine took place at MAKS-2021, which was held in Zhukovsky near Moscow. The PD-8 concept is based on the creation of a family of modern gas turbine engines with the possibility of improving the specific fuel consumption and reducing the cost of the life cycle. Earlier, Vladimir Artyakov, First Deputy Head of the Rostec State Corporation, said in an interview with TASS that the promising Russian PD-8 engine would receive a certificate in 2023.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/16166299

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    Post  lancelot Mon Dec 26, 2022 9:42 pm

    Somehow I had missed this news piece. It makes sense since the PD-14 had way too much power to replace something based on D-36 engine core. Even PD-8 is somewhat overpowered. For comparison D-36 is 64 kN and PD-8 is 78 kN. PD-14 is 137 kN! Not to mention it is Klimov which is doing the PD-8 engine work. And Klimov are the ones working on helicopter engines, like VK-2500, and turboshafts in the first place.

    Plans for the creation of a promising helicopter turboshaft engine PD-8V
    August 13th

    The Zhukovsky Vesti web resource in Yuri Ponomarev's article "Changing Horses at the Crossing" reported that there were changes in the remotorization program for a heavy transport helicopter: instead of the PD-12V engine, it is planned to install a promising PD-8V turboshaft engine.

    For more than forty years, serial heavy transport helicopters of the Mi-26 family have been equipped with Ukrainian turboshaft engines (TVD) D-136 (power in takeoff mode 10 thousand hp) manufactured by Motor Sich. After the adoption of sanctions in 2014, it was decided to develop and test a domestic PD-12V engine with a takeoff power of 11.5 thousand hp in a short time. for the remotorization of the Mi-26 rotorcraft.

    In 2017, the stage of preliminary design of the PD-12V engine was completed. A year ago, the development of the PD-12V motor was at the stage of development work (R&D). The PD-12V engine was developed at the Perm JSC UEC-Aviadvigatel based on the gas generator of the PD-14 turbofan engine for the MS-21-310 airliner. The start of flight tests of the Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter with the PD-12V engine was scheduled for 2023. Their completion and approval for the production of an experimental batch of PD-12V were planned for 2025.

    In the Comprehensive Program for the Development of the Air Transport Industry until 2030, adopted at the end June of this year, there is a mention of the production of 5 Mi-26T2 / TS helicopters for civilian customers until 2030, there is not a single line about the serial production of the PD-12V engine for a helicopter.

    Work on the remotorization of the Mi-26 was initiated by the Russian military. The largest part of the Mi-26 family of helicopters is operated by the Russian military. However, Russian commercial operators currently operate 17 machines of this type.

    In the spring of this year, information appeared that instead of the PD-12V TVD, during the remotorization of the Mi-26 helicopter, the PD-8V TVD, a version of the PD-8 engine for helicopters, will be installed on the machine. The PD-8 engine is based on technical solutions implemented in the certified PD-14 engine. Created on the basis of the gas generator of the PD-14 engine, intended for installation on the short-medium haul aircraft MS-21-310, the derated PD-8 engine will have a thrust of 7.9 tf.

    The first prototype of the new domestic PD-8 engine passed bench tests in the spring of this year, now the next step is flight tests of the engine at the LII. M.M. Gromov at the end of 2022 - the beginning of 2023. The PD-8 motor is created using Russian materials and modern technologies, including 3D printing. The work involves a wide cooperation of enterprises of the United Engine Corporation (UEC). Work on the PD-8 engine is carried out by five structural divisions of the corporation at once. The lead developer and integrator is the UEC-Saturn enterprise (Rybinsk).

    To improve the performance of the PD-8V TVD, it will be equipped with an electronic control system of the FADEC type.

    The remotorized helicopters of the Mi-26 family will also receive a new auxiliary unit (APU) TA18-100 instead of the current APU TA-8V.

    In the civil sector of the domestic aviation industry, after the events of 2014, import substitution programs were not implemented to the required extent. Based on the example of the replacement of the PD-12V engine with the PD-8V on Mi-26 family helicopters, it can be concluded that defense industry enterprises cannot cope with the “surging” volumes of urgent import substitution.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4570364.html

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    Post  caveat emptor Mon Dec 26, 2022 10:16 pm

    They'll need few years to digest new order volume, equip new facilities and train staff.
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    Post  lancelot Wed Dec 28, 2022 8:23 pm

    The first modernized Mi-26T2 helicopter was handed over to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia
    28.12.2022

    In accordance with the agreement on the supply of Mi-26T2 heavy helicopters for the Russian Emergencies Ministry, which was signed during the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum, the Russian Helicopters holding handed over the first helicopter to the customer. This was reported in the press service of the holding.

    The Mi-26T2 heavy class helicopter is an upgraded version of the Mi-26T. Thanks to modern avionics, the crew of the updated vehicle has been reduced from five to three people. The new radio-electronic equipment (avionics) and the system for indicating the main indicators of instruments on electronic displays - the "glass cockpit" - significantly expand the operational capabilities of the helicopter, increase piloting comfort, reduce the load on the crew and allow flights at any time of the day. The Mi-26T2 is also equipped with an early warning system for the proximity of the ground. At the same time, almost all systems are duplicated to ensure a greater level of security.

    “This is the first helicopter from the Mi-26 line that was delivered to the Russian Emergencies Ministry in this configuration. Now there are six such large helicopters in the fleet of the department. It will be deployed in the Southern Aviation Rescue Center and provide security for the Southern and Central federal districts. But if necessary, it can be transferred to any region outside these districts. We will involve an aircraft both for the transfer of airmobile groups, the evacuation of the injured, and for extinguishing natural fires, ”said Alexander Kurenkov, head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

    The avionics includes a flight and navigation system, an inertial navigation system, and a GLONASS navigation system. On-board radio-electronic equipment with a digital autopilot can not only guide the Mi-26T2 along the route, but also provide it with an automated landing approach hovering at a given altitude. In one flight, the vehicle is capable of evacuating up to 82 people from the scene of a disaster, and in the sanitary version, it can transport up to 60 victims and three accompanying medical workers. In addition, the Mi-26T2 is capable of carrying 20 tons of cargo of any configuration.

    The maximum takeoff weight of the helicopter is 56 tons with a weight of 20 tons of cargo. The Mi-26T2 can climb to a height of up to 4600 meters, cruising speed is 255 km/h (maximum is 295 km/h). Range - 800 kilometers with a normal load (1905 kilometers - ferry range).

    https://aviation21.ru/mchs-rossii-peredan-pervyj-modernizirovannyj-vertolyot-mi-26t2/

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    Post  caveat emptor Thu Jul 27, 2023 11:31 pm

    I'm not sure if pilot was drunk or what?!

    https://t.me/fighter_bomber/13417

    Today is a bad day for helicopters.
    In Yakutsk, the Mi-26 border guards came too close to the lighting mast with a natural result on the video.

    KVVVAUL graduates look at these videos with bewilderment. They have a right. 😏
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    Post  GarryB Sun Oct 01, 2023 12:25 pm

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    On a more positive note a rather well armed Mi-171Sh, with what appears to be a small 50kg HE bomb and then a 23mm cannon pod and then four launch tubes for either Shturm or Ataka by the looks of it.

    The bomb on the ground actually looks to be like the M6T small target bomb that has a parachute and simulates the RCS and thermal signature of an air target, but not 100% sure.

    Also has a Kord HMG above the wing with the ammo feed coming from the main cabin and the ejection feed leading down past the wing ordinance downwards.

    I guess in theory you could load thousands and thousands of 50 cal rounds in the cabin for it... nice.

    Wonder if they have the option for a twin 23mm cannon there instead?

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    Post  PhSt Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:35 am


    Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News - Page 17 F_c2rl11

    I saw this post in the Russian civil aviation thread, I was kinda hoping to see the Russian airforce start procuring more of these Mi-38 helos to gradually replace the older Mi-8, maybe Russia will ramp up production as a result of the ongoing SMO
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    Post  Hole Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:46 am

    Different class. Mi-38 is larger and heavier than the Mi-8.
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    Post  lancelot Sat Mar 09, 2024 10:38 pm



    Video showing the delivered Mi-38s.
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    Post  George1 Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:39 pm

    this is for civil aviation

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