13:58 19.05.2016(updated 14:21 19.05.2016)
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that ministry plans to renew the production of Mi-14 Haze nuclear-capable amphibious anti-submarine helicopters.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry plans to renew the production of Mi-14 Haze nuclear-capable amphibious anti-submarine helicopters, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Thursday.
“Yes, work is already being done in regard to this issue,” Borisov told RIA Novosti at the HeliRussia-2016 exposition in Moscow.
The production of the Mi-14s was halted in 1980 and were removed from service in 1996 apparently under US pressure.
Mil Mi-14 Haze
In order to produce a replacement for a large numbers of Mi-4 Hounds in Soviet naval service, a version of the Mi-8 Hip with a boat-like hull was developed as the Mi-14 Haze. The prototype of the series, designated V-14, flew for the first time in 1973, to be followed by the initial production Mi-14PL Haze-A anti-submarine warfare helicopter. It was adopted in 1975. Production of the Mi-14 ceased in 1986. However in 2015 it was announced that there are plans to restart production of this amphibious helicopter.
Improvements incorporated during production included more powerful engines and the switching of the tail rotor from the starboard to the port side for increased controllability. The Mi-14 can land and taxi on water. It can also take off from water.
The Mi-14PLM (Haze-A) helicopter has revised equipment which includes a repositioned MAD system.
The final production Haze variant was the Mi-14PS (Haze-C) SAR helicopter. Built primarily for the Russian naval aviation, The Mi-14PS was also exported to Poland. Polish designation of this helicopter is Mi-14PW.
2 x TV3-117 turboshaft engines
|Mil Mi-14PL ‘Haze-A’|
|Crew||2 – 3 men|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Main rotor diameter||21.29 m|
|Weight (empty)||8.9 t|
|Weight (maximum take off)||14 t|
|Engines and performance|
|Engines||2 x TV3-117A / TV3-117MT turboshaft engines|
|Engine power||2 x 1 700 / 1 923 hp|
|Maximum speed||230 km/h|
|Service ceiling||4 km|
|Torpedoes||1 x AT-1 or APR-2|
|Bombs||1 x nuclear depth bomb or 8 x depth charges in place of torpedoes|