Mil Mi-34

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Mi-34
Mi-34.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
Unit cost
US$350,000 (Mi-34S, 1993)
US $1 million (Mi-34S2, 2011)

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 maneuvers, including rolls and loops.

Variants[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Military operators[edit]

 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Nigeria

Specifications (Mil Mi-34)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004[5]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/new-rotorcraft-2011-28355/
  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 2003, pp. 393–394.
  6. ^ Overall length
  • Jackson, Mark. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.

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