Mi-38T Multi-Purpose Helicopter

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Mi-38T is a new multi-mission military helicopter manufactured by Kazan Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. It is a military variant of the certified Mi-38 multi-role civilian helicopter.

Mi-38T is a new multi-mission military helicopter manufactured by Kazan Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. It is a military variant of the certified Mi-38 multi-role civilian helicopter.

The medium-range helicopter made its first flight in November 2018. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) took delivery of the first serial Mi-38T helicopter in December 2019. Russian Helicopters delivered the second helicopter to the Russian MoD in January 2020.

Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport JSC, a part of the Rostec State Corporation, received the first export contract from a foreign customer to deliver the Mi-38T multi-purpose helicopters, in January 2020.

The Mi-38T multi-role helicopter can be deployed in passenger/cargo transport, medical evacuation, search and rescue (SAR) and utility missions.

Mi-38T design and features
The rotorcraft integrates a semi-monocoque fuselage including nose and central sections, tail boom, tail boom pylon, stabilizer, and power plant cowlings. It was constructed using Russian-made high-tech components.

The multi-role military helicopter features a conventional single-rotor design and incorporates Russian Helicopters’ advanced technologies. The under-fuselage is fitted with a non-retractable landing gear including a nose gear unit, two main gears and a tail unit. The main landing gear units are positioned on either side of the fuselage. The wheel units are installed with hydro-pneumatic shock absorbers.

Mi-38T is also installed with a fuel delivery system integrating explosion protection. It carries additional fuel tanks to increase the flight range.

Engines and performance of Mi-38T multi-purpose helicopter
The Mi-38T helicopter is powered by two Limo TV7-117V engines with each developing a maximum continuous power of 1,545kW. The power-plant is equipped with a new full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system.

The rotorcraft has a maximum speed of 300km/h, which reduces the reaction time during medical evacuation and cargo transport missions. The Mi-38T helicopter can operate during day or night in all weather conditions and temperatures ranging between -45°C and 50°C. It can perform missions under icing conditions, while flying at altitudes up to 6,300m. The helicopter has the capability to land on unprepared sites.

 

 

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