Drawing: Cobra Drawing: Cobra

Mi-8 HIP (MIL)

Drawing: Mi-8 Hip


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. Rockets, antitank missiles, machine gun, bombs.
Dimensions. Length: 61 ft (18.32 m). Rotor diameter: 70 ft (21.3 m).


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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