Mil Mi-38: The successor to Mi-17

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  1. arnabmit

    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    The manufacturer plans to provide the Mi-38 with a new Tranzas "glass cockpit" avionics system and new composite main rotor blades. The helicopter is offered with a choice of either Klimov TV7-117V or Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127/TS turboshaft engines. The second prototype, powered by the PW127TS, made its first flight in December 2010.[3] In 2013, the third prototype has been assembled at the Kazan Helicopter Plant.

    The Mil Mi-38 prototypes have already set five records in the E1h class. The second prototype aircraft set an altitude record by reaching 8,620 meters (28,280 feet) without a payload. The second and third records were for climbing speed; the Mi-38 reached a height of 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) in six minutes, then followed this to reach 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) in 10 minutes and 52 seconds. Two further records were altitude records: the first was set at 7,895 meters (25,902 feet) with a 1,000-kg (2,205-lb) payload, the second at 7,020 meters (23,031 feet) with a 2,000-kg (4,409-lb) payload.

    General characteristics
    Capacity: 30 passengers ( under the AP-29 airworthiness regulations )
    Length: 19.70 m
    Rotor diameter: 21.10 m
    Height: 5.13 m
    Disc area: 349.5 m²
    Empty weight: 8,300 kg
    MTOW: 14,200 kg
    Powerplant: 2 × Klimov TV7-117V or Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127/TS turboshaft, 1,864 kW (2,800 shp) each

    Performance
    Maximum speed: 320 km/h (at 500 m)
    Range: 920 km with main tanks full
    Service ceiling: 3,100 m (static) 8,300 m (dynamic) (21,320 ft)
    Rate of climb: 9.2 m/s (1 811 ft/min)
    Disc loading: 41 kg/m² (8.3 lb/ft²)
    Power/mass: 260 W/kg (0.16 hp/lb)

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    No. mid air refuelling facilities??
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Transport helos rarely have IFR.

     
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    This is looking very much like the younger brother of MI 26
     
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    They are prototypes, may be that's why.

     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    These are US helos. We are talking Ruski helos.

     
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    That is my point y buy ruski helos when American are better equipped and modern
     
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    Because, IAF as of now doesnt need Mid air refueling capabilities for helicopters.
     
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    Compare MI-17 and Blackhawk in terms of price, transport capacity and ruggedness. Then tell me how good US choppers are :)
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    US helos better equipped and modern? US will always be a decade behind the Ruskis on helos.

    US needs IFR even on helos because of their world domination doctrine. Other countries do not need it.

    Anyway, integrating an IFR is just a few month's job, if required.

     
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