Mil Mi-34

Summary

Mi-34
Mil Mi-34S1 (modified).jpg
A Mil Mi-34
Role Helicopter
National origin Soviet Union / Russia
Manufacturer Mil Helicopters
First flight 17 November 1986
Introduction 1993
Status in production
Produced 1994–present

The Mil Mi-34 (NATO reporting name: Hermit) is a light helicopter designed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant in either a two or four seat configuration for utility and training. It was first flown on 17 November 1986 and introduced at the Paris Air Show in 1987. The Mi-34 entered production in 1993, and is capable of performing aerobatic manoeuvres, including rolls and loops.

Variants

  • Mi-34S[note 1] – four seat production model powered by a 239 kW (325 hp) Vedeneyev (VOKBM) M-14V-26V nine-cylinder, air-cooled, radial engine mounted sideways in the fuselage, and equipped with modern avionics. A few aircraft were purchased by the Moscow police.
  • Mi-34S2 "Sapsan" – turbine version of the Mi-34. It will be able to accommodate up to 4 passengers and the first deliveries are planned by the end of 2011. It will be powered by Turbomeca Arrius-2F[1]
  • Mi-34L – proposed version powered by a 261 kW (350 hp) Textron Lycoming TIO-540J piston engine. None built.
  • Mi-34P Patrulnyi (English: patrol) – Police patrol version for Moscow Mayor Office.
  • Mi-34A – Luxury version, intended to be powered by an Allison 250-C20R turboshaft engine. None built.
  • Mi-34M1 and Mi-34M2 – Proposed twin-turbine, six-passenger versions.
  • Mi-34UT – trainer with dual control.
  • Mi-34V or Mi-34VAZ or Mi-234 – proposed version powered by two VAZ-4265 rotary piston engines.
  • Mi-44 – proposed development with TV-O-100 engine and refined aerodynamics. A mockup was built in 1987.

Operators

Military operators

 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Nigeria

Specifications (Mi-34S)

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2000–2001[5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2
  • Capacity: 2 pax
  • Length: 11.415 m (37 ft 5 in) overall
8.71 m (29 ft) fuselage
  • Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 950 kg (2,094 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,280 kg (2,822 lb) normal
1,100 kg (2,425 lb) aerobatic
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,450 kg (3,197 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 176 l (46 US gal; 39 imp gal) / 128 kg (282 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Vedeneyev M-14V-26V 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 239 kW (321 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Main rotor area: 78.7 m2 (847 sq ft)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph, 110 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 170 km/h (110 mph, 92 kn)
  • Best climb speed: 90 km/h (56 mph; 49 kn)
  • Range: 356 km (221 mi, 192 nmi) with maxfuel at 500 m (1,640 ft) and 5% reserve
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft) *Hover ceiling OGE: 900 m (2,953 ft)
  • g limits: +3
  • Disk loading: 18.4 kg/m2 (3.8 lb/sq ft)0.1645 kW/kg (0.1001 hp/lb)

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

Notes

  1. ^ Jane's (2004–05) indicates that the Mi-34S is the base design and that prior to 1999, all marketing literature referred to the Mi-34 using the Mi-34C designation. The S or C suffixes were used to indicate the aircraft's certification by the Interstate Aviation Committee. The Russian word for certified (Russian: Сертифицированные) begins with the Cyrillic C, which is romanized as the letter S.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-02-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "R: Bosnia-Herzegovina 1Mi-34S/Hermit Light helicopter (1998)". armstrade.sipri.org. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Mil-Mi-34 Federation Air Force". Demand media. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Gearbox failures lead Nigerian Air Force to sell Mi-34 fleet". helihub.com. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  5. ^ Jackson, Paul, ed. (2000). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 2000–01 (91st ed.). Coulsdon, Surrey, United Kingdom: Jane's Information Group. pp. 429–431. ISBN 978-0710620118.
  • Jackson, Mark. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.

External links

  • www.Aviation.ru