Мi-35М

Description

General Information

The multirole Mi-35M attack helicopter is a comprehensive modernisation of the Mi-24V. The Mi-35M was developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, and has been series produced at Rostvertol since 2005.

The Mi-35M offers round the clock:

  • Combat use of guided and unguided weapons in regular and challenging climate conditions;
  • Operational for attack flights at altitudes of 10-25 m daytime and 50 m at night over land or water.

For round-the-clock combat use, the Mi-35M is equipped with the latest navigation and avionics suite with multifunction coloured displays, target sights system that includes a thermal imager and TV channels, laser range finder and location finder.

The Mi-35M is distinguished by its improved construction. It is equipped with the latest Klimov-produced powerful VK-2500 turboshaft engines, fibreglass main rotor blades, main rotor head with elastomeric joints, a new swashplate and X-type tail rotor. The Mi-35M’s fuselage boasts shortened stub wings and fixed landing gear.

The Mi-35M boasts enhanced flight capabilities, and can be operated at high temperatures and in mountainous terrain. The Mi-35M’s design ensures low noise levels, greater combat resilience, and reduces the workload on maintenance staff.

In addition to its attack capabilities, the Mi-35M can also be used in other operations:

  • Landing-transporting up to 8 paratroopers, with equipment, in the transport cabin;
  • Transporting military supplies or other cargo weighing up to 1,500 kg internally. The Mi-35M is also fitted with an external sling system, expanding its cargo carrying capacity to 2,400 kg.
  • Medical uses include carrying the sick and injured along with medical personnel.

Mi-24/25/35 helicopters have proved their high levels of operational efficiency over many years in service. The Mi-35M combines this unique experience of combat operation with the latest achievements and developments in helicopter building.

The Mi-35 is operated by the Armed Forces of Russia, Venezuela, Brazil and Azerbaijan.   

Features
Performance
Engine ТVЗ-117VМА or VК-2500
2×2 200 h. p.
Take-off weight:

normal
10,900 kg
maximum
11,500 kg
Take-off weight in ferry configuration
12,000 kg
Payload
2,400 kg
Empty weight
8,354 kg
Speed
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maximum
310 km/h
cruise
260 km/h
Ceiling

hovering
3,150 m
operational
5,400 m
Range

normal
up to 460 km
ferry
up to 1,000 km
Crew
2 members

Primary weapons:

missiles 9 М114, 9 М120, 9 М120Ф — up to 8 pcs;

80-mm rockets of S-8 type — up to 80 pcs;

122-mm rockets of S-13 type — up to 20 pcs;

Gun pod with double tube gun of cal. 23 mm, 2 containers, built-in movable gun system with gun of cal. 23 mm, 450–470 cartridges.

Additional options:

observation-sight system OPS-24N;

optional non-Russian radio station;
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modern avionics;
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lighting equipment compatible with NVG;
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upgraded main rotor;
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X-shaped tail rotor;
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non-retractable landing gear;
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upgraded hydraulic system;
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upgraded ATGM complex;
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wing in-built cargo lift system.
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Self-defense suite:

radar warning receiver;

chaff & flare dispenser;

IR jamming system;

engine-exhaust IR suppressor;

multiple redundancy of the helicopter main systems;

efficient armoring of the cockpit and vitally important helicopter systems.

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