|A Mil Mi-34|
|National origin||Soviet Union / Russia|
|First flight||17 November 1986|
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.
- 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
- 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.
Specifications (Mil Mi-34)
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004
- Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
- Capacity: 2 passengers
- Length: 11.415 m  (37 ft 5½ in)
- Rotor diameter: 10.00 m (32 ft 9¾ in)
- Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0¼ in)
- Disc area: 78.70 m² (847.1 ft²)
- Empty weight: 950 kg (2,094 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 1,450 kg (3,196 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Vedeneyev M-14V-26V nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 239 kW (320 hp)
- Maximum speed: 210 km/h (113 knots, 130 mph)
- Cruise speed: 170 km/h (92 knots, 106 mph)
- Range: 356 km (192 nmi, 221 miles)
- Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,120 ft)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Enstrom 280
- Robinson R44
- Bell Helicopter 206
- Cicaré CH-14 Aguilucho
- MD Helicopters MD 500
- PZL SW-4
- Kazan Ansat
- 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.
||This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (April 2009)|
- "R: Bosnia-Herzegovina 1Mi-34S/Hermit Light helicopter (1998)". armstrade.sipri.org. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- "Mil-Mi-34 Federation Air Force". Demand media. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- "Gearbox failures lead Nigerian Air Force to sell Mi-34 fleet". helihub.com. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- Jackson 2003, pp. 393–394.
- 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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