The Mil – Mi-38

The Mil Mi-38 helicopter is a medium transport helicopter intended for day and night operation, under any weather conditions in a range of temperatures from – 60C up to + 50C.

A Snapshot of the Mil – Mi-38

Built by Kazan Helicopters in close collaboration with Mil Design Bureau and Eurocopter, the Mi-38 is a medium transport helicopter. The Mi-38 helicopter meets FAR-29 requirements and European JAR-29, category A and B.

The engine of the helicopter has been developed by Pratt-Whitney/Rus and is designed to meet the requirements of European JAR-E Regulations.

The helicopter is intended for day and night operation, under any weather conditions in a range of temperatures from - 60C up to + 50C.

Design Features:

  1. This versatile helicopter will fulfill the following roles: servicing offshore platforms and transporting passengers and loads over the sea; search and rescue missions; construction tasks (including those requiring high accuracy)
  2. The high performance and efficient fuel consumption provides the Mi-38 with significant advantages over other helicopters of its class.
  3. It is equipped with new PW – 127 T/S engines each rated at 2500hp and developed by joint venture Pratt-Whitney/Russia on the basis of the PW127 engine already in serial production.
  4. The helicopter can land and takeoffs from unprepared sites including sites overgrown with shrubs.
  5. Absence of tail rotor eliminates the personnel injuries when the helicopter is on the ground.

Baseline Configuration:

General Equipment
  • New electronic indication system based on color displays
  • Digital stand-by auto pilot with gauge data processing system, modern radio communications equipment
  • High level of automation provides one-pilot operation
  • Composite blades with increased service life
  • Aerodynamic fuselage configuration
  • Anti-vibration crew seats
  • Increased volume of a cargo compartment

Variants:

VIP Variant:
  • For transporting of 12 passengers over range up to 700 km
Transport:
  • Carrying of 30 passengers over range up to 450 km
  • Transportation up to 5 tons inside the helicopter over range of up to 400 km
  • Transporting loads up to 7 tons on an external cargo sling
  • Transporting combined passenger and cargo loads
Medevac:
  • For evacuation up to 16 wounded on stretchers

Specifications:

Take-off Weight:
Normal:
14,200 kg
Maximum:
15,600 kg
Empty Weight:
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Cargo Compartment Dimensions:
Lenth:
8.7m
Height:
2.3m
Width:
1.8m
Dimensions of Airframe:
Lenth:
19.95m
Height:
5.2m
Width:
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Diameter of Main Rotor:
21.1m
Number of Blades:
Main Rotor:
6
Crew:
3
Passengers:
Seated:
30
VIP:
12 to 16
Operational Activities:
  • External sling load
  • Internal Cargo
  • Offshore Transport
  • Passenger Transport
  • VIP

Performance:

Load-Carrying Capacity:
In Cargo:
5000 kg
On External Sling:
7000 kg
Crusing Speed:
275 km/h
Ceiling Under ISA Conditions:
Hovering OGE (min):
2800 m
Service (min):
5100 m
Powerplant: TV3-117VM
Fuel Consumption:
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Service Life:
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Power:
2500 hp
Range:
With Max. Fuel:
885 km
Maximum Flight Duration:
4h
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