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Transport-combat Mi-8AMTSh-VN began flight tests

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Transport-combat Mi-8AMTSh-VN began flight tests

The newest transport and combat helicopter Mi-8AMTSh-VN entered the flight test stage. This was announced by Andrey Boginsky, General Director of the Russian Helicopters holding.


According to Boginsky, the new helicopter has started the flight phase. At the same time, active work is underway on a new helicopter locator.

Active work is underway on the new locator in order to put it on the series by autumn

- he said.

In turn, the industrial director of the Rostec aviation cluster, Anatoly Serdyukov, said that the first stage of testing is planned to be completed in November this year, in the future two more Mi-8AMTSh-VN, which are currently being built, will join the tests.

Earlier it was reported that deliveries to the Russian military department of new Mi-8AMTSh-VN special-purpose helicopters are planned to begin in 2020, but there is also other information saying that the Ministry of Defense will receive the first batch in 2020-2021.

The Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopter is an improved version of the Mi-8/17 helicopter, created taking into account the Syrian experience. It is equipped with VK-2500-03 gas turbine engines with an upgraded transmission and improved climatic characteristics and a new carrier system. In addition, the helicopter was equipped with an updated armament, the main feature of which was the use of special suspension on the farms of two course machine guns of 12,7 mm caliber. The cockpit and main components of the helicopter are covered with titanium alloy armor, and the cockpit floor and sides up to the windows are covered with removable Kevlar armor.

A new flight and navigation equipment was installed on the helicopter. To increase the combat survivability, the principle of a combination of a "glass cabin" and reliable analog instruments has been applied. The machine is adapted for use at night.

Mi-8AMTSH-VN is equipped with the LSZ-8VN defense complex, which automatically detects the launch of missiles by helicopter, interferes with their guidance heads and emits false thermal targets.
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  1. Klingon
    Klingon 22 July 2020 10: 52 New
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    Mi-8 AMTSH-VH_HLTKVMI128665 wassat how many more reductions will be added to each upgrade? isn't it easier to call the Mi-18? Absurd..
    1. prior
      prior 22 July 2020 10: 57 New
      +8
      There are still many letters in the Russian alphabet, as well as upcoming upgrades.
      Mi-8 AMTSH-VKH_KHLTKVMI128665_KLMNOPRSTUF .........
      The enemy will go nuts until they understand what kind of modification the car is, well, if we can figure it out ourselves.
      1. Klingon
        Klingon 22 July 2020 11: 07 New
        +6
        maybe just get by with a barcode after the Mi-8? wassat
        1. Grits
          Grits 22 July 2020 13: 21 New
          +6
          Quote: Klingon
          maybe just get by with a barcode after the Mi-8?

          You can just Mi-8,5. But this is so boring ... and so I want to use all the letters of the alphabet
      2. cat Rusich
        cat Rusich 22 July 2020 21: 21 New
        +1
        Vlad, as an example of the United States - in the US Army the main model is called with the letter "M", the modernization adds the letter "A", after the "A" there are numbers - the numbers of the modernization. Tank Abrams started with M1 - M1A1 - M1A2 - M1A2SEP V2 (SEP V2 - the second package of improved systems)). The principle of the name is clear - "A" is a modernized sample, the next figure is modernization, but not everything is so simple and Abrams have many options and many different letters after A2. The letter "E" (or XM) is an experimental sample.
    2. pv1005
      pv1005 22 July 2020 11: 58 New
      +3
      Do you have personal dislike for reductions, so you can't eat? laughing
    3. iouris
      iouris 22 July 2020 13: 43 New
      0
      Not absurd, but marketing.
    4. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 22 July 2020 14: 10 New
      +1
      Quote: Klingon
      Mi-8 AMTSH-VH_HLTKVMI128665 how many more reductions will be added to each upgrade? isn't it easier to call the Mi-18? Absurd..

      Apparently not easier.
      Since they named it that way, then there were reasons for that.
      Why are you so worried about this? Does such a long name somehow offend you?
  2. jovanni
    jovanni 22 July 2020 11: 11 New
    +4
    Mi-8AMTSh-VN with LSZ-8VN !!! Mom dear ... MI8 already has so many modifications that soon it will be necessary to insert new letters into the Russian alphabet ...
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 22 July 2020 12: 18 New
      0
      Quote: Jovanni
      new letters will have to be inserted into the Russian alphabet soon ...

      It will be possible to borrow from the Chinese. They have 50 hieroglyphs in their language. laughing
  3. alex aircraft
    alex aircraft 22 July 2020 11: 17 New
    +1
    In Afghanistan, on the 8 beams, they set course pkt but then turned out to be. They decided to return again ?? and the presence of a bunch of letters in the name is just jarring. The military equipment should be called clearly and concisely.
  4. garri-lin
    garri-lin 22 July 2020 11: 35 New
    +1
    The Mi 8 is being stubbornly redesigned for the concept of the Mi 24th. And he 24 stubbornly scold. Very strange. Coursework 12,7 what's this? Old containers with many stems or something new? It is desirable, of course, that it be multi-barreled and with control of +/- degrees 5. On the other hand, there is a 23 mm suspended version. Better 12,7 will be.
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 22 July 2020 12: 03 New
      0
      And take a closer look at the photograph, you can see them there. Something new, stupid in my opinion.
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 22 July 2020 12: 09 New
        +1
        There is something incomprehensible on the 1st pylon with a red cap. On the second NURsy. On the third ATGM. Are you talking about the first pylon? Honestly, there just do not see much. Dark on dark.
        1. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 22 July 2020 12: 42 New
          +9
          Good afternoon, there are Kord 6P50 machine guns over the beams
          This allows the pylons to be released for a different load or fuel tanks.
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 22 July 2020 13: 33 New
            +1
            By the amount of body kit, the helicopter turns into cars from Hollywood films. The place is good of course. Only little use. The accuracy is low. The density of fire for low accuracy is also insufficient.
        2. alexmach
          alexmach 22 July 2020 12: 52 New
          -1
          On the 1st pylon, something incomprehensible with a red cap

          Also NUR probably.
          Good afternoon, there are Kord 6P50 machine guns over the beams

          Directly over the red-capped thing.

          Why this helicopter has a course machine gun is not very clear. It's not an attack aircraft after all. Nury is still clear - to fire a volley if necessary, but the machine gun ...
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    3. donavi49
      donavi49 22 July 2020 12: 38 New
      +4
      Well, you can see everything.

      First, you can put Cord in the window


      Lining inside, the ability to close the windows with bulletproof packages.


      Themselves course machine guns


      Made for everyone to scare, mark, indicate discontent with the crowd when it is necessary to disperse, but not into meat, etc.
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 22 July 2020 13: 35 New
        0
        Your photo clearly shows the main problem of the onboard machine guns. It is impossible to simultaneously land / disembark and fire. Double the doors. Here's what you need. And not raise a second volley.
        1. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 22 July 2020 13: 55 New
          +3
          He not only has course and onboard machine guns, but he still has a stern one!
          The PKT is put there
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 22 July 2020 15: 19 New
            0
            You can shoot there and through the windows. This is not the point. A stretcher with a wounded man can only pass through the side door if the machine gun is removed. And sometimes it is necessary.
            1. Alexander Drobyshev
              Alexander Drobyshev 22 July 2020 15: 42 New
              +5
              All three door turrets are placed on easily rotatable brackets and do not greatly complicate boarding, disembarking and loading the stretcher, it takes a few seconds to remove the turret from the opening. The left turret is designed for the "Kord" machine gun for shooting on turns, the rear turret is under the PKT, the turret in the right door remains old, with a clamp under the RPK-74 / AK-74
  5. John22
    John22 22 July 2020 12: 19 New
    +4
    More than 30 years have passed since Afgan and 5 years in Syria since they got around to making a Kevlar lining of the cargo compartment. And before the hands or brains did not reach. The Mi-8 is a transport helicopter and cannot reach a combat helicopter. They have different tasks. But military transport was originally supposed to have protection from bullets. A combat helicopter should provide fire support and be as small as Hugh Cobra. For what, I think, is clear. I understand that the engines were weaker and there was no Kevlar. But a universal, multi-purpose machine will lose to a specialized one. And you can call it differently. It doesn't matter.
  6. gregoryivanov
    gregoryivanov 22 July 2020 12: 33 New
    +3
    I didn't understand something - why the hell out of the Mi-8 to make the Mi-24? They hung up the armor, weighed it like a Schwarzenegger with a weapon ... What for a goat - a button accordion, a priest - an accordion, an icon - a Papuan? The next step is to make a fighter out of the Il-76? The good old eight already does not have enough letters of the alphabet to denote modifications, and the purpose, as it was, will remain - a transport helicopter. Which one is a stormtrooper? Easy booking of belly and sides, as well as armor protection of the cockpit - I agree with this.
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 22 July 2020 12: 59 New
      +1
      why the hell out of the Mi-8 to make the Mi-24?

      Of course, the Mi-24 will not work out of it, but to make the helicopter more multipurpose - why not. And this is not the first attempt, the Mi-8 was armed even before the war in Australia, as far as I understand. And in Avgan and in the Chechen companies, armed Mi-8s also took part.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 22 July 2020 16: 41 New
      +6
      Well, the pylons are from previous models. This model just looks healthy:
      - updated the OBE, not to the level of the OBE from the Mi-17A2, but with its elements. This makes it easier to fly in all modes.
      - booked the cargo compartment from the main damaging factor = indiscriminate fire from the ground, according to Allah, mainly from small arms. Before - an accidental bullet and that's it, Marine Alexander Pozynich, who caught a bullet in a helicopter flight and died in Syria, finally prompted something to be done about it.
      - added a complex of counteraction to launches of MANPADS, which is very important, because less and less are being carried out only for thermal ones, even from MANPADS available to broads.
      - basic armament did not allow solving urgent tasks, namely:
      a) Conduct a disturbing fire.
      b) Conduct harassing fire on the development at the hover / unload stages, preventing Tou from being pulled out and banging, like the Mi-35 banged near Palmyra.
      c) Conduct aimed fire with the forces of shooters at individual targets, such as a pickup truck / group with small arms.
      d) Effectively demonstrate to locals that it is time to disperse. A salvo of NARs is also possible, but then on all channels in prime there are torn children.

      Now we have strengthened both the turret mounts and added KORDES to the pylons for marker shooting / harassing fire / demonstration fire, to disperse the violent masses.
    3. Klingon
      Klingon 22 July 2020 17: 10 New
      -2
      And you yourself think, each new letter is a new modification, for which you pay separately ... in, it just came to me right now wassat
      babos dictate the name of the technique or vice versa ... in short, something like this laughing
  7. Forest
    Forest 22 July 2020 13: 12 New
    0
    KO-50 at the top increased the resistance, in vain.
  8. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 22 July 2020 15: 27 New
    +3
    The old Soviet groundwork is being modernized indefinitely, and where is the new Shaiguvskoye in the church under the ceiling?
  9. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 22 July 2020 16: 05 New
    +2
    General Director of the Russian Helicopters holding Andrey Boginsky.

    industrial director of the Rostec aviation cluster Anatoly Serdyukov

    Two of a Kind. There is still not enough well-known poet-artist for the set. They will work out ...
  10. Klingon
    Klingon 22 July 2020 17: 05 New
    -2
    Quote: garri-lin
    The Mi 8 is being stubbornly redesigned for the concept of the Mi 24th. And he 24 stubbornly scold. Very strange. Coursework 12,7 what's this? Old containers with many stems or something new? It is desirable, of course, that it be multi-barreled and with control of +/- degrees 5. On the other hand, there is a 23 mm suspended version. Better 12,7 will be.

    these are all very rapid-fire but very inaccurate weapons, in order to hit well you need to spend a lot of ammunition. Isn't it better than one but reasonably accurate cannon with good ballistics on a 3-axis hypostabilized turret? And 2 types of shells for it - sub-caliber "arrows" and high-explosive with remote detonation?
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 22 July 2020 20: 36 New
      0
      Why is this "Korda" very rapid-fire, but very inaccurate weaponry? This is not a suspended container GUV-8700 with a 4-barreled 12,7 mm machine gun YakB (4500 rpm and 400 rounds) and two 4-barreled 7,62 mm machine guns GSHG-7,62 (up to 6000 rpm. and 1800 rounds).
      And what you want is on the Mi-28N - 30 mm cannon 2A42, ammunition supply - selective from two ammunition boxes filled with cartridges with armor-piercing and high-explosive shells, there is also a sub-caliber 30 × 165 mm BP "Kerner", index 3UBR8
      1. Klingon
        Klingon 22 July 2020 21: 23 New
        -1
        I did not understand at first about what cords were meant. Machine gun Kord? And how is it (them) installed if not in a PC?
        1. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 23 July 2020 00: 20 New
          0
          Good afternoon, there are 12,7 mm Kord 6P50 machine guns over the beams
        2. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 23 July 2020 00: 51 New
          +1
          The helicopter has 2 course 12,7 mm machine guns "Kord"

          and three door turrets. The left turret is designed for the "Kord" machine gun for shooting on turns
          , rear turret under the PKT (photo not from him, but there is the same)
          , the turret in the right door remains old, with a clamp under the PKM
          1. Klingon
            Klingon 23 July 2020 00: 57 New
            0
            thanks for the detailed clarification. Now everything is clear. Course 12,7mm, on airplane and onboard turrets as on the Iroquois. Well, for a troop carrier, this is a normal version of small arms. good
            1. Alexander Drobyshev
              Alexander Drobyshev 23 July 2020 01: 04 New
              0
              You can also hang containers GUV-8700 and UPK-23-250 (pictured) on it
              1. Klingon
                Klingon 23 July 2020 01: 08 New
                0
                yes, I know about containers, they have been hung for a long time (sort of like from the end of the 70s) on both 8 and 24 drinks
  11. Klingon
    Klingon 22 July 2020 17: 14 New
    -2
    Quote: Ryaruav
    The old Soviet groundwork is being modernized indefinitely, and where is the new Shaiguvskoye in the church under the ceiling?

    and then! it will fly under the guidance of the holy spirit! wassat ...- it would be interesting to hear what comrade Ustinov would utter while looking at this temple ..