Mi-35M (Hind E) Attack Helicopters

The Mi-35M is a multi-role combat helicopter manufactured by Rostvertol, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. It is an export variant of Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter. Primarily designed for attack and military transport missions, the helicopter delivers superior flight performance and manoeuvrability than its predecessor.

The production of Mi-35M started in 2005. The aircraft integrates modern, high-precision weaponry for destroying ground-based armoured targets and providing air support for ground missions. It can be modified as an attack, ground assault, medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) or transport platform.

The Mi-35M is one of the modern combat helicopters in the Russian Air Force inventory. It is also operated by the armed forces of Venezuela, Brazil and Azerbaijan.

Mi-35M orders and deliveries

Venezuela signed two contracts with Rosoboronexport in 2005, for a total of eight Mi-35M helicopters. The helicopters that were delivered to Venezuela were fitted with VK-2500 engines for high-altitude operations.

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The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed a $150m contract with Rosoboronexport for 12 Mi-35M helicopters in November 2008. The helicopters are manufactured by Rostvertol at its facility in Rostov-on-Don. The first three helicopters were delivered in December 2009.

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The Brazilian Air Force formally inducted three Mi-35M helicopters into service in April 2010. The helicopters in FAB service are referred to as AH-2 Sabre. A total of nine helicopters were delivered by August 2012. The final helicopter was delivered in December 2014.

Azerbaijan signed a contract with Rosoboronexport for the delivery of 24 Mi-35M helicopters in September 2010. A total of 12 helicopters were delivered by 2012. The last batch of helicopters was delivered in November 2013.

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence received the first batch of four Mi-35M helicopters in November 2013. The second batch of four was delivered in July 2014 and the third batch in October 2014.

Nigeria placed a contract for six Mi-35M combat helicopters in August 2014.

Russia to supply Mi-35M helicopters to Kazakhstan in late 2016: Here


The first deliveries of Russia’s combat helicopters Mil Mi-35M (NATO reporting name: Hind-E) to Kazakhstan are scheduled for the end of the current year, Alexander Shcherbinin, deputy chief executive for business development at Russian Helicopters holding, the helicopter manufacturer, said on Wednesday.

“The first deliveries of this helicopter (Mi-35M) through the Rosoboronexport (Russia’s arms exporter) is scheduled for the end of this year”, Shcherbinin said, without specifying the details.

Russian Helicopters Produce Two Mi-35M for Mali: Here


Russian Helicopters holding company produced two Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter for Mali under Rosoboronexport-related contract. Aircraft and all property necessary for their operation is delivered to the customer.

“Performance of the contract on Mi-35M delivery to our Mali partners once again confirms that the holding company holds a leading position in the world market of attack helicopters. I am sure that successful implementation of this order will result in growing demand for Russian helicopters in the region,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky.

“I am confident that the helicopters we delivered will help Mali to protect its sovereignty and fight against the universal threat of terrorism. I also would like to mention that the supply of Russian Mi-35M helicopters is another significant contribution to the development of military and technical cooperation between our two countries, which in recent years has demonstrated a good upward trend,” said Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev.

MI-35M features


Based on the Mi-24 Hind, the Mi-35M incorporates several improvements, including shortened stub wings, a new rotor system, modern avionics, upgraded turboshaft engines and a hydraulic system. The cockpit and vital components of the helicopter are significantly armoured.

pas_e_rotor.jpgDetail of the blades and the tail rotor. Note in the blade leading edge titanium sleeve and the tail rotor arranged in “X”. Images: Portal Defense / Gershon Victorio. Image @debategeopolitico.wordpress.com

The Mi-35M has an overall length of 21.6m, wingspan of 6.5m and height of 6.5m. Its takeoff weight in ferry configuration is 12,000kg. It can carry eight troops or a payload of 2,400kg.

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Cockpit and avionics of the Mi-35M

The glass cockpit of the Mi-35M accommodates two pilots in tandem configuration. The night vision goggle (NVG)-compatible cockpit integrates multi-functional displays (MFDs), redundant flight controls and state-of-the-art avionics.

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The helicopter is equipped with an OPS-24N surveillance-and-sighting station, a television channel, a GPS-guided navigation system and an optional non-Russian radio station.

OPS-24N surveillance-and-sighting stationtpvk-24ns

TPVK-24NS – 2-nd generation compact thermal imaging module for airborne round-the-clock surveillance-and-sighting stations OPS-24N (helicopters Mi-35M); Ka-52; “Bark-O”

Main characteristics

Spectral band, mm                                                     3. -10.3

Entrance pupil D, mm                                               100

Relative aperture                                                        1:2

NETD, mК                                                                     80

Field of view, deg                                                       2.25´3.0/7.75´9.0

Photodetector format (element no)                    4´288

Weight, kg                                                                   9.5

Source npogipo.ru

Sensors and navigation

The Weapons System Mi-35 consists of OPS-24 suite, this formed by the GOES-342 sensor module, such as digital navigation system KNEI-24.

Torreta GOES-342  – has laser designator (laser rangefinder with accuracy of 5 meters), FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red) operating in 8 microns bands to 12 micrometres low light TV, infrared designator and advisor; the rotating turret has a mobility of +/- 230 degrees in azimuth and -115 ° and + 25 ° in elevation.

torretasFront detail of the AH-2 / Mi-35M. The GOES turret – 342 is highlighted. Photo: Portal Defense / Gershon Victorio. @debategeopolitico.wordpress.com

The other aggregated systems to Mi-35 include: multi-function displays (4), HUD, IFF, radar altimeter and radio goniometer. Furthermore, the panels are compatible with the use of NVG (Night Vision Goggles) ANVIS-9 (M949), Geofizika ONV-1. Source debategeopolitico.wordpress.com

ANVIS-9 (M949)


The ANVIS 9, Aviator Night Vision Goggles, Model M949 is based on the military DoD nomenclature AN/AVS-9. L3 has made significant design improvements to the Aviator NV imaging system (ANVIS). Improving situational awareness, system performance, in addition to ergonomic and technological enhancements benefit both law enforcement and civil operators. The M949 features binocular viewing for optimized depth perception. The large 25 mm eyepieces provide improved eye relief enabling excellent viewing while easily accommodating eye glasses. Ergonomically designed interface controls including inter-pupillary adjustments and vertical, fore-aft, and tilt adjustments provide improved viewing of the entire system field of view (40 degrees).

Technical Specifications
Field of View Degrees: 40
Minimum Focus Range: 41 cm
Objective: 27 mm
Diopter Adjustment: +2 to -6
Eye Relief: 25 mm
Power Source: 2 “AA” Batteries
Weight: 350 g

Source ownthenight.com

Geofizika ONV-1

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Brazilian Mi-35M communications suite

The communications suite of Mi-35 is simple and consists of a Transceiver VHF Bendix-King KTR-908, a communications radio with frequency hopping Rohde & Schwarz MR6000R and HF Bendix-King KHF-1050. Source debategeopolitico.wordpress.com

Transceiver VHF Bendix-King KTR-908



  • Gold Crown remote mounted, VHF Communications Transceiver
  • 760 channel and extended frequency units available
  • Models available with 25 or 50 kHz receiver selectivity (see table below)
  • Models available with Selective Calling output (see table below)
  • Models available with low power transmitter (see table below)
  • Automatic squlech and audio leveling
  • Used with KFS-598 and KFS-598A flip-flop frequency selector which displays active and standby frequencies in gas discharge numerics
  • 20 watts
  • 28VDC
  • TSO’d


SIZE: 1.75″W x 5.00″H x 11.77″L RECEIVER WEIGHT: 3.5 lbs.
FREQUENCY RANGE: 118.000 – 135.975 MHz (optional 118 to 151.975 MHz version available) TEMPERATURE RANGE: -55C to +70C
POWER OUTPUT: no less than 20 watts ALTITUDE: to 55,000 feet
TSO COMPLIANCE: C37b and C38b, RTCA DO-160 Env. cat. A2D2/A/MNO/EXXXXXZ/AB/A/AB/A APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS: RTCA DO-156, Class C and D; RTCA DO-157, Class A & B
DESIGN: All solid-state, electronically tuned by single-crystal digital frequency synthesizer SIDETONE OUTPUT: Adjustable up to 100mW into 500 ohm load
POWER REQUIREMENTS: 27.5 VDC; Receive-4 amp; Xmit-7 amp FREQUENCY STABILITY: +-0.0015%
TRANSMITTER MODULATION: NLT 85%, NMT 98% TRANSMITTER MICROPHONE: Dynamic mike containing transistorized preamp or standard carbon
RECEIVER SENSITIVITY: 2uV for no less than 6dB signal plus noise-to-noise with 1000 Hz tone modulated 30% RECEIVER SELECTIVITY: 60db(bandwidth) no less than 20.6 kHz with no less than 10.2 kHz each side.

Bendix-King KTR-908 specification seaerospace.com

Rohde & Schwarz MR6000R


Key Facts

  • Choice of frequency hopping methods: HAVE QUICK I/II, SATURN or HAVE QUICK I/II and R&S®SECOS in a single device
  • Embedded R&S®SECOS encryption
  • Tactical VHF frequency range for communications with ground troops (i.e. expanded frequency range from 30 MHz to 399.975 MHz)
  • High transmit power of 10 W (AM) and 15 W (FM)
  • Remote control via RS-485 interface and applicable Rohde & Schwarz protocol (used by the R&S®GB6500 for example), MIL-STD-1553B data bus or a combination of both

Features & Benefits

The R&S®MR6000R series has the following features:

  • Additional guard receiver for the 40.5 MHz, 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz distress frequencies
  • Direction finding and homing support for locating transmitters in the VHF and UHF ranges
  • Option of loading encrypted R&S®SECOS encryption keys (black key loading)
  • Immunity to VHF broadcast transmitter interference
  • Legacy ARC-164 radios can be replaced with the optional ARC-164 serial or parallel interface without additional integration effort

R&S®MR6000R Specification rohde-schwarz.com

HF Bendix-King KHF-1050


HF Technical Description Honeywell’s new 28Vdc HF radio advances the performance and capability of our HF systems to meet the emerging needs of the HF market place, while still providing the best value of performance to cost. The new Primus HF 1050 System is superior to other HF systems in many ways. Among many other features, it allows for the separation of the Power Amplifier and Antenna Coupler. This feature allows the antenna coupler to be located closer to the antenna, improving the effective radiated power of this 200-watt PEP high frequency system.

Key Features of the New Primus HF 1050 System:

Radio Features

  • HF1050 system is hard mounted; no shock mounts required eliminating 1.5 inches installation height and up to 5 inches in sway space restriction
  • Stored coupler tuning in non-volatile memory…once tuned always tuned.
  • High fidelity audio data input and data output for interface to external modems. 246 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) maritime radiotelephone network channels stored in permanent, non-volatile memory.
  • 280,000 discrete operating frequencies covering the 2.0000 to 29.9999 MHz frequency range.
  • SELCAL® compatible audio output to an external SELCAL® decoder alerting the pilot of an incoming voice call
  • PA/Coupler can be separated; coupler can be mounted next to antenna and tailored to specific aircraft/antenna configurations, maximizing the effective radiated HF power
  • RS 232 serial link maintenance ports to PC for test and monitoring control, BIT, and software update on the bench.

*Also used on Venezuela Mi-35M on the last few machines 

Read rest of HF1050 system: Here

Bendix-King KHF-950-10 (Venezuela Mi-35M)



  • High Frequency Communications System typically consisting of KAC-952 antenna coupler, KTR-953 receiver/exciter and digital DZUS mount KCU-951 CDU
  • KCU-951 control may be substituted for compact, smaller KFS-594 control when used with KA-594 Adapter
  • Gas discharge readouts display all frequencies and preset channel numbers
  • Has 99 pilot programmable channels
  • Provides direct access to frequencies from 2 to 30 MHz (280,000 frequencies)
  • Models available with Selective Calling (SELCAL) capability (see table below)
  • 150 watts SSB, 35 watts AM
  • Antenna coupler (KAC-952) models available with explosion proof casing and external tuning capability (see table below)
  • KCU-951 model available with black or gray face plates
  • Photocell adjusts brightness of display
  • Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) capability when used configured with KCU-1051, KTR-953 (-61), and KAC-952 (-11/12)
  • Adapters available for various HF installations and antenna usage – see KA-158, KA-160, KA-161, KA-162
  • Commonly used with KIT-950 Long Wire HF Antenna Kit
  • May be configured in single or dual system configuration

Source seaerospace.com

Reutech ACR500 multi-band digital UHF/VHF radio (Venezuela Mi-35M)


The ACR500 is a 30 MHz to 420 MHz, 20 W V/UHF transceiver for Landward, Airborne and Maritime communications in Airborne installations.


  • CNIS Link-ZA Compliant Tactical Data Link
  • Local and Networked remote control
  • Qualified on Rotary and Fixed wing platforms for combat and utility roles
  • Excellent Co-Location performance for multi-fit installation
  • Multiband digital Auxiliary Receiver

Source reutechcomms.com

Full details: Here

Hind E armament

The chin-mounted turret can be installed with the twin-barrel GSh-23V 23mm cannon with 450 to 470 rounds of ammunition. The gun can fire 3,400 to 3,600 rounds a minute. The stub wings can carry a range of weapon systems including anti-tank missiles, rocket pods/gun pods, or fuel tanks.

GSh-23V 23mm cannon

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GSh 23 L (L version includes muzzel break)
Calibre: 23mm
Ammunition: 23×115
Overall length: 1.537 m (60.51”)
Barrel length: 1.00 m (45.27”)
Weight: 50 kg (110.37 lbs)
Cyclic rate: 3,000-3,400 rpm

Source sadefensejournal.com

Stub wings

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The helicopter can be armed with up to eight 9?114 or 9M120 Ataka-V SACLOS radio guided anti-tank missiles, up to 80 ‘S-8’ 80mm unguided rockets and 20 ‘S-13’ type 122mm unguided aircraft rockets.

9K114 Shturm


  • Complex” Friendly-In “is designed to defeat modern tanks, infantry combat vehicles, anti-tank missile launchers and SAM, long-gun emplacements and bunker bunker type, low-flying low-speed air targets as well as enemy manpower in shelters.
  • rocket aircraft missile system “Attack-In” was created on the basis of 9M114 missile complex “Storm-In” using a more powerful engine, which allowed to increase the firing range of the complex, as well as new, more powerful warhead that is more armor penetration.
  • In late 1990s, Mi-24V were upgraded in order to permit the use of new missiles “Attack-In” and “Needle-in.” Helicopter with upgraded weapon system received the designation Mi-24VM (export version has the designation Mi-35M).
  • Composition

9M120 Ataka-V


ATGM “Ataka” comes in three variants.


  • missile 9M120 (9M120M, 9M220) with tandem shaped-charge warhead, overcoming dynamic protection and more homogeneous armor tank.
  • 9M120F with rocket warhead designed to fight unarmored targets. Especially great destruction it causes to break in confined spaces (in bunkers, buildings, etc).
  • 9M220O missile to destroy aircraft. It is equipped with a proximity fuse, able to respond to an aerial target while flying from her at a distance less than 4m and fragmentation warhead.
  • highest efficiency SD “Attack” at ranges from 800 to 4000m. Wherein the helicopter is at a low altitude in the lower zone of vulnerability. Probability of hitting the tank (distance = 4 km) 0,65-0,9.
  • launch tube serves as a guide for the launching of missiles, and a container for the transportation and storage of missiles. Type the start – from TPK using lifting charge.


Developer KB Engineering
Manufactured GP “Izhmash”,

Kovrov Mechanical Plant

  • – type for the 9M120 (9M120M)
Tandem cumulative
  • – type for 9M120F
  • – type for 9M220O
  • – Weight, kg
Helicopter carrier Mi-24VM and Mi-28A / H, Ka-29, Mi-35M
Range of fire
  • – 9M120 missile
  • – 9M220 missile
  • – rocket 9M220O
  • – rocket 9M120M
  • flight speed, m / c
  • – max
  • – average
Flight time at maximum range, with 14.5
  • – the number of steps
  • – length of the rocket in flight 9M120 mm
  • – 9M120 missile length TPK mm
  • – maximum body diameter, mm
  • – wingspan mm
  • – off weight, kg
  • – weight of the rocket in TPK, kg
  • – used for altitude, m
  • – Temperature, ° C
-50 to 50
Penetration, mm
  • – 9M114 missile
Prior 800
  • – 9M120 missile
Over 800 behind ERA
  • – rocket 9M120M
  • – type
Helicopter APU8/4U
  • – holder
Beam DB-3U
  • – number of rockets

Source tonnel-ufo.ru


‘S-8’ 80mm unguided rockets


The S-8 system is the main caliber weapon in the class of unguided aircraft rockets and can solve a variety of aircraft missions.

The rocket is provided with a solid propellant motor with a summary thrust pulse of 5,800 N.s and operating time of 0.7 s. Progressive methods for body shaping from ready-made rolled aluminum and unique engineering solutions in terms of separate elements aimed at reducing motor manufacturing labor consumption and costs are used in its construction.

The following types of S-8 rockets are operational today:

    • S-8KOM with HEAT fragmentation warhead;
    • S-8BM with concrete-piercing (penetrating) warhead;
    • S-8DM with fuel-air explosive warhead;
    • S-8-OM with illuminating warhead;
    • S-8PM with chaff warhead.



This rocket is intended to engage modern tanks, lightly armored and soft-skinned combat materiel.

Owing to the fragmentation effect, the rocket also inflicts damage on manpower.

Basic characteristics
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,570
Weight, kg
– rocket 11.3
– warhead 3.6
– explosive 0.9
Armor penetration, mm 400
Firing range, m 1,300-4,000
Rocket velocity, m/s 610
Operating temperature range, ° C ± 60


This rocket is intended to engage materiel and manpower in fortifications. A specially designed warhead pierces the reinforced concrete barrier and explodes on penetration, forming a large number of splinters.

Basic characteristics
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,540
Weight, kg
– rocket 15.2
– warhead 7.41
– explosive 0.6
Reinforced concrete penetration, m 0.8
Firing range, m 1,200-2,200
Rocket velocity, m/s 450
Operating temperature range, °C ± 60


This rocket is intended to engage various types of targets located in trenches, dugouts, earth and rock embankments, defiles, terrain irregularities, caves and similar shelters. The rocket warhead is filled with a fuel-air explosive mixture.

Basic characteristics
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,700
Weight, kg
– rocket 11.6
– warhead 3.8
– mixture 2.15
Firing range, m 1,300-4,000
Combat effectiveness TNT equivalent 5.5 – 6 kg
Rocket velocity, m/s 590
Operating temperature range, ° C ± 60


This rocket is intended for terrain illumination at night. It is an auxiliary purpose rocket.

Basic characteristics
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,632
Weight, kg
– rocket 12.1
– warhead 4.3
illuminating compound 1
Illumination intensity, cd 2×106
Illumination duration, s 30
Firing range, m 4,000-4,500
Rocket velocity, m/s 545
Operating temperature range, ° C ± 60


This rocket is intended to ensure individual protection of aircraft and helicopters by setting up clouds of radar reflective dipoles (chaffs) in the forward hemisphere and thereby creating passive jamming to radar systems that control the air defense and air complexes to intercept air targets.

Basic characteristics
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,632
Weight, kg
– rocket 12.3
– warhead 4.5
– chaffs 2
Firing range, m 2,000-3,000
Rocket velocity, m/s 565
Operating temperature range, ° C ± 60

Source rbs.ru


‘S-13’ type 122mm unguided aircraft rocket


5 unguided rocket options


S-13OF: The only 122mm rocket available, this large rocket packs a blast-fragmentation warhead with some serious wallop, dealing significant damage to soft targets and lightly armored vehicles, and can even destroy a main battle tank with a direct hit. With only 5 rockets per pod, accurate delivery is key.

air_508a_007The S-13OF

S-8KOM: Designed for defeating armor, this rocket has a dual-purpose warhead that can penetrate up to 400 mm (15.75 inches) of armor in addition to generating enough fragmentation to perform well against soft targets.

air_508a_008The S-8KOM

S-8OFP2: The S-8OFP2, also called the S-8M, is a modernized version of the S-8KOM with a greater effective range and increased fragmentation effect for better effect on soft targets.

air_508a_009.jpgThe S-8OFP2

S-8OM: The S-8OM rocket dispenses a parachute-carried flare about 20 seconds after launch that emits a retina-searing 2 million candles* of light for about 30 seconds. The flares only dispense while the rocket is in the air and will extinguish on contact with the ground.

air_508a_010The S-8OM

S-8TsM: This rocket creates a plume of orange smoke wherever it lands that can be seen at great distances, making it a great tool for an airborne forward air controller.

air_508a_012.jpgThe S-8TsM

Source simhq.com

Mi-35M countermeasures

The countermeasures suite of Mi-35M includes a radar warning receiver, a laser range finder and a location finder, chaff and flare launch system, infrared (IR) jamming system and engine-exhaust IR suppressor.



Designed to warn the crew on aircraft illumination by the enemy interception and aiming radar stations, determine the specific direction of radiation and type of radiating equipment with the objective to protect the aircraft. Installed over air­craft types SU-25, SU-27, MIG-25, MIG-29, MIG-31 and the like.

Technical Characteristics

Time ready, sec, not over 20
Supply voltage, V 27
Current consumed, A, not over 5
Weight, kg, not more than 20

Source use.ua

IR jammer system L166V1AE

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Chaff / flare dispensers ASO-2V

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Mi-35M engines and performance


The Mi-35M helicopter is powered by two ?V?-117V?? or VK-2500 engines. Each engine develops a maximum power output of 2,200hp. The engines are designed to support high-altitude missions.

Russia launches new engine production for military helicopters

The new engines will be used on the military helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28 as well as the newest Mi-38.

Турбовальный двигатель ТВ7-117В (TV7-117V engine)

Турбовальный двигатель ТВ7-117В (TV7-117V engine)Image @vitalykuzmin.net

The United Engine-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has started producing new TV7-117V motors designed for the Mil Mi-38 helicopter, corporation spokeswoman Anastasiya Denisova said in an interview with Izvestiya newspaper.

Image @rostec.ru

Earlier, engines were produced only in Ukraine, the spokeswoman added.

“No less than 200 various versions designed for helicopters and planes are planned to be manufactured before 2020. Earlier, engines for our civil and military aircraft were manufactured only in Ukraine,” the spokeswoman said.

“Now, the TV7-117V engine is made of only domestically-made units and components,” she added.

According to Denisova, the baseline TV7-117V engine is among the world’s best motors in terms of its efficiency, reliability and service life.

The TV7-117V engine “can switch to emergency modes of 2,800-3,750 hp to ensure flight safety in emergencies”, she added.

The engine’s turboprop versions can be mounted on the Ilyushin Il-114 and Il-112V planes.

“We are planning to produce more than 200 turboshaft and turboprop versions of the TV7-117V engine before 2020,” Denisova said.

According to the spokeswoman, the corporation is currently organizing the full-scale production of the engine. Source airrecognition.com

Universal platform

Two versions of the engine are produced:

  • with the power shaft in front – the TV7-117V/VM model for the Mi-38 helicopter and its versions;
  • with the power shaft in the rear – the TV7-117VK model for upgrading Mi-28 and Ka50/Ka52 helicopters.


  • To be installed on Mi-38 helicopters
  • Certification expected in 2009
  • Power class: 2500 – 3000 hp

Principal specifications of the TV7-117V:

Versions TV7-117V(VM) ТV7-117VK
Emergency performance (Н=0, V=0):
emergency power sustained for 30 seconds (ISA+5°С), hp 3750
emergency power sustained for 2-5 minutes (ISA+15°С), hp 3500
emergency power sustained for 30 minutes (ISA+20°С), hp 3000 2800
Takeoff performance (Н=0, V=0):
power (ISA+20°С), hp 2800 2500
specific fuel consumption, g/hp/hr 199 201
Cruising performance (Н=0, V=0):
power (ISA+20°С), hp 2000 1800
specific fuel consumption, g/hp/hr 220 230
Dimensions, mm:
Length 1614 2077
Width 640 685
Height 820 820
Weight, kg 360 380

Engine Data klimov.ru

VK-2500 engine


The Klimov Company provides a full range of support services including the overhaul of VK-2500 engines. In fact, TV3-117 engines delivered for repair or overhaul may be upgraded to VK-2500 for a drastic improvement in helicopter performance.

motor-ah-2.jpgTwo turbines Klimov VK-2500, which is the improved version of the famed RV-3117VMA-SB3. Photo: Portal Defense / Gershon Victorio @debategeopolitico.wordpress.com


  • Developed in 2001
  • Power class – 2500 hp
  • Installed on modified Mi-17 and Ka-32 helicopters, as well as on Mi-28, Ka-52 and Mi-35 modern fighter helicopters
  • VK-2500 engines are installed on helicopters that serve mountain rescue units of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.
  • VK-2500 engines as components of a MI-17-V5 power plant passed tests in the mountains of Tibet.
  • The service life of a VK-2500 may reach 9,000 hours.
  • A perfect upgrade for helicopters equipped with TV3-117 engines.

Principal specifications of the VK-2500 engine:

Horsepower options I II III
Emergency performance (Н=0, V=0):
power (ISA+150С), hp 2700 2700 2700
Takeoff performance (Н=0, V=0):
power (ISA+30/25/150С), hp 2000 2200 2400
specific fuel consumption, (ISA), g/hp/hr, no higher than 220 214 210
Cruising performance  (Н=0, V=0):
power (ISA+25/25/150С), hp 1500 1500 1750
Dimensions, mm:
Length 2055 2055 2055
Width 660 660 660
Height 728 728 728
Weight, kg 300 300 300

Engine data klimov.ru

The helicopter can fly at a maximum speed of 310km/h. Its operational altitude is 5,400m. The helicopter has a normal range of 460km and can reach a maximum distance of 1,000km with full fuel load.

It can be deployed in combat missions in various geographies with high-temperature and high-altitude environments and features round-the-clock combat capabilities for conducting missions during day and night. It is also capable of operating from unprepared and poorly equipped airfields.

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Engine ТVЗ-117VМА or VК-2500 2×2 200 h. p.
Take-off weight:
normal 10,900 kg
maximum 11,500 kg
Take-off weight in ferry configuration 12,000 kg
Payload 2,400 kg
Empty weight 8,354 kg
Speed .
maximum 310 km/h
cruise 260 km/h
hovering 3,150 m
operational 5,400 m
normal up to 460 km
ferry up to 1,000 km
Crew 2 members

Primary weapons:

missiles 9 М114, 9 М120, 9 М120Ф — up to 8 pcs;
80-mm rockets of S-8 type — up to 80 pcs;
122-mm rockets of S-13 type — up to 20 pcs;
Gun pod with double tube gun of cal. 23 mm, 2 containers, built-in movable gun system with gun of cal. 23 mm, 450–470 cartridges.

Additional options:

observation-sight system OPS-24N;
optional non-Russian radio station; .
modern avionics; .
lighting equipment compatible with NVG; .
upgraded main rotor; .
X-shaped tail rotor; .
non-retractable landing gear; .
upgraded hydraulic system; .
upgraded ATGM complex; .
wing in-built cargo lift system. .

Self-defense suite:

radar warning receiver;
chaff & flare dispenser;
IR jamming system;
engine-exhaust IR suppressor;
multiple redundancy of the helicopter main systems;
efficient armoring of the cockpit and vitally important helicopter systems.

Specification source russianhelicopters.aero

Main material source airforce-technology.com

Updated Oct 05, 2017


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