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"Mi-8 has become a flying missile battery": a transport helicopter has been modernized in Ukraine

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The Ukrainian State Research Institute of Armed Forces VVT has completed testing the capabilities of the updated version of the Mi-8MSB-V helicopter, created by Motor Sich. The new modification is able to use the entire range of S-13 type NAR (high-explosive fragmentation, penetrating, volume-detonating, etc.) and has a new armored cockpit glazing (capable of withstanding a direct hit of 7,62-mm armor-piercing bullets from a distance of 100 m ).


As indicated, the equipment of the C-13 helicopter has significantly expanded the strike potential of the machine: the range of destruction of targets in horizontal flight and from a dive is 4,5 km, and when they are used from the pitching mode [climb] - 10 km. The possibility of using the NAR from the hover position has been confirmed.

The effectiveness of the missile armament itself has significantly increased, since the S-13 has better combat characteristics compared to the S-8. As explained in the research institute, in total, the Mi-8MSB-V is now capable of carrying two S-13 units from 10 NARs and two S-8 units from 40 NARs, "which significantly increases the combat power of the helicopter."

The Mi-8MSB-V amphibious transport helicopter was created on the basis of the Mi-8T (the main difference is that the TV2-117 engine was replaced by the TV3-117VMA-SBM1V 4E) and entered service in 2014. Now, judging by the statements of the Ukrainian media, his shock version has appeared:

Mi-8MSB-V became a flying armored missile battery

- indicated in the publication Defense Express, noting that all works in this direction are carried out by Motor Sich on an initiative basis, without government funding.

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  1. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 1 May 2021 04: 55
    +11
    How is it, brothers, he IS SOVIET, but what about NATO standards ??? Or when it is profitable for you to forget about the origin, two-faced, greedy, who betrayed the deeds of their ancestors for sweet promises, are NOT BROTHERS at all.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 1 May 2021 05: 08
      +4
      Privately, they improved the Soviet helicopter, de-communization did not even interfere ... with bare slogans, as we can see, even the Ukrainian Armed Forces does not fight.
      Well, the range of NARs' destruction on their helicopter has increased ... which means that the LDNR fighters need to think about improving their air defense, taking this factor into account.
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 1 May 2021 05: 14
        +10
        Not brothers are already on duty ... smile minuses are handed out in the morning ... greetings from the horses of the informational Maidan.
        Happy May 1, you are not brothers. tongue
        1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
          Nikolay Ivanov_5 1 May 2021 05: 39
          +4
          Skakuas do not celebrate on May 1 in Ukraine.
          1. 1976AG
            1976AG 1 May 2021 05: 46
            +4
            Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
            Skakuas do not celebrate May 1 in Vukraine.

            ours will come - they will celebrate the 1st and 9th of May and 18th of March.
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              1. Popandos
                Popandos 1 May 2021 08: 40
                +4
                Is this a stretched 8th?

                I can't stand so many "women's days"

                Do you know that the 8th of March is the 23rd of February according to the old style ?!
                Here options appear drinks bully bully
                However, not all sad my wife is a lieutenant of the medical service.
                Happy May XNUMXst! hi
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                  1. Popandos
                    Popandos 1 May 2021 09: 01
                    +2
                    First you need to survive in May drinks
              2. Nikolay Ivanov_5
                Nikolay Ivanov_5 1 May 2021 10: 31
                +3
                On March 18, the Russian Federation celebrates the Day of the Reunification of Crimea with Russia.
          2. Lech from Android.
            Lech from Android. 1 May 2021 05: 47
            -2
            Sadness ... now they will celebrate the parades of multi-colored rear-wheel drive ... and there are as many as 51 varieties of them. belay
            But it's still better to discuss the performance characteristics of the MI-8 helicopter than the vivid feelings of the participants in the LGBT marches in Ukraine
            1. 1976AG
              1976AG 1 May 2021 06: 06
              0
              Quote: Lech from Android.
              Sadness ... now they will celebrate the parades of multi-colored rear-wheel drive ... and there are as many as 51 varieties of them. belay
              But it's still better to discuss the performance characteristics of the MI-8 helicopter than the vivid feelings of the participants in the LGBT marches in Ukraine

              Well, Lyokh, of course I heard about 50 shades of gray, but about 51 types of rear-wheel drive ... completely killed ... this is where the drain of holes was found ...
        2. Andrei Nikolaevich
          Andrei Nikolaevich 1 May 2021 05: 52
          +3
          Lena from Android, you are trying in vain. The non-brothers now have other holidays. Lace Panties Day and gay parades for the occasion. Even May 9 was canceled.
          1. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis 1 May 2021 06: 29
            +1
            Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
            Lena from Android, you are trying in vain. The non-brothers now have other holidays. Lace Panties Day and gay parades for the occasion. Even May 9 was canceled.

            They now have embroidered panties in fashion! With Nazi symbols in causal places ... laughing Embroidered lace panties with the inscription "glory to ukraYnya" on the bottom! And on the front end "glory to the heroes!" Tolerant! laughing By Jyvrope \ ski !! lol Fashionable .... crying
            1. Radius
              Radius 1 May 2021 18: 30
              +1
              And with a target in the back! :)
          2. venik
            venik 1 May 2021 20: 35
            +2
            Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
            Even May 9 was canceled.

            ======
            Rummaged in I-net: It turns out - NO! Taki - not canceled! Celebrated on May 1 (Labor Day) and May 9 (Victory Day over Nazism)! The latter sounds a little strange given the current state of affairs, but ..... request
      2. XXXIII
        XXXIII 1 May 2021 07: 31
        +1
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        Privately, they improved the Soviet helicopter, de-communization did not even interfere ... with bare slogans, as we can see, even the Ukrainian Armed Forces does not fight.
        Well, the range of NARs' destruction on their helicopter has increased ... which means that the LDNR fighters need to think about improving their air defense, taking this factor into account.

        And what kind of air defense is there for the "suburban watermelon" ?! A dear arrow, it knocked down a lot and knocked down a lot. hi
      3. 113262a
        113262a 1 May 2021 10: 09
        0
        THINKING does not change anything! Until Voentorg scratches itself ...
    2. 1976AG
      1976AG 1 May 2021 05: 33
      +1
      Well, even if the equipment of the S-13 has significantly increased the strike potential, then this very potential is so low that it can be ignored. It is not clear only why they are surprised that Donbass miners can effectively resist this pseudo force. Or do they think the miners are armed with bows and arrows?
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 1 May 2021 05: 38
        0
        They think that NATO will help them when they go on the attack with SS flags at the positions of the LDNR miners, naive ... NATO members do not mind this cannon fodder, the more they dispose of the better.
      2. Misha Kamensky
        Misha Kamensky 2 May 2021 10: 27
        0
        C-13 is, in fact, scary.
    3. RealPilot
      RealPilot 2 May 2021 04: 05
      +1
      This is a joke? No, this is just a blatant lie and an undisguised substitution of concepts ...

      Mi-8T ceased to be made a long time ago. The remains, of course, can be remotorized from TV2-117 to TV3-117, which was done.

      Mi-8MTV-5 (Mi-17v5 in export version), Mi-8AMT-Sh (Mi-171sh) of Kazan and Ulan-Uden helicopter plants, respectively, are already underway ... , meteorological radar, ONV (night vision goggles), GOES (gyro-stabilized optoelectronic station / system) and guided missiles. With a different ramp, "dolphin nose" and engines to choose from (the same TV3-117 or Klimovsky VK-2500). These are completely different cars for a long time! With a similar fuselage.

      Blocks C-5 and C-13 are just not very effective, they were installed on helicopters before. The C-5s are too weak ... And the C-13s are too small in number (5 units per block), their power is compensated for by the spread during firing. These are NURS (NARs), they fly as they want ...
      But the C-8 can be fired in one gulp. There are 20 of them in two blocks, usually 40 in total. You can put 4 blocks and get 80. This is already a power, so they remained as the main ones.

      S-13s will be good if they are modified to be controllable by placing the rudders on the warhead. There are such options for the C-8. And the American hydras can do that too. Then - yes, this is a step forward. Only expensive, it is easier to fill the target with cheap unguided missiles, in the absence of air defense.

      Total: another zrado-peremoga, which only confirms the fact of the collapse of the Ukrainian military industry.
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 1 May 2021 05: 33
    +2
    From transport combat make shock smile
    1. 1976AG
      1976AG 1 May 2021 05: 40
      +4
      Quote: Pessimist22
      From transport combat make shock smile

      And the desire to acquire the status of a nuclear power apparently implies the creation of just a "dirty" bomb, and we already thought that the Ukrainians were really aiming at nuclear weapons.
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 1 May 2021 05: 50
        -2
        Chernobyl is not enough for them?
        Let at least one helicopter be brought to mind, I think it was in vain that they started it.
        All the same, NATO members will fuse their old stuff, they do not need Aboriginal competitors in the form of Motor Sich ... they will drown it sooner or later.
      2. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich 1 May 2021 05: 56
        -1
        The people washing other people's toilets cannot have nuclear weapons. He can only wash other people's toilets.
        1. 1976AG
          1976AG 1 May 2021 06: 00
          +2
          Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
          The people washing other people's toilets cannot have nuclear weapons. He can only wash other people's toilets.

          To be more precise, no one needs a monkey even with a simple grenade, and if with a nuclear one, then this will be a rare example of unanimity with the West in our time that it is time to end with Ukraine.
          1. Andrei Nikolaevich
            Andrei Nikolaevich 1 May 2021 06: 20
            0
            Exactly. And not otherwise. The nation has degraded.
            1. 1976AG
              1976AG 1 May 2021 06: 29
              +3
              Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
              Exactly. And not otherwise. The nation has degraded.

              Lately, I've been asking myself more and more often ... Was she different? And I don’t remember the Ukrainian nation. I remember the outskirts of Rus, but not the Ukrainian nation.
              1. Andrei Nikolaevich
                Andrei Nikolaevich 1 May 2021 06: 54
                0
                So I think so often. And the conclusions are similar to yours. Chronic defectors. Now to one, then to another.
                1. Insurgent
                  Insurgent 1 May 2021 09: 10
                  -3
                  Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
                  Chronic defectors. Now to one, then to another.


                  Anecdote of the "perestroika" period.

                  - Kuma, have you already rebuilt?
                  -Not yet ...
                  - And I already rebuilt yes , at the susid house repeat lol great, I got attached to the new ...
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 1 May 2021 05: 44
    +5
    MI 8 is a Soviet development, since there are few of them flying in the kraine. The LPR and DPR will have to land them again. I hope that the "closed sky" regime will last. There are no Soviet officers left for 30 years of history. heaven, no regrets. !!!
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 1 May 2021 05: 49
      +3
      tralflot1832 (Andrey S.)
      Today, 05: 44
      +1
      MI 8 is a Soviet development, since there are few of them flying around the edge.Again, LDNR and DNR will have to plant them on the ground.
      Preferably with the blades down! wink
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 1 May 2021 05: 48
    +2
    while noting that all work in this direction Motor Sich operates on its own initiative, without government funding.
    We dropped 5 grunts ... how long will such fervor last))? laughing
  5. Fenia04
    Fenia04 1 May 2021 05: 57
    +4
    Feeling of déjà vu, very subtle and innovative modernization. I remember the "tsn" news about body armor with magnets that throw away the bullets. hi
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 1 May 2021 06: 42
      +2
      Quote: Fenia04
      I remember the "tsn" news about body armor with magnets that throw off the bullets.

      There, it seems, they did not throw it back, but sucked it, but with the reverse blunt side. what
  6. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima 1 May 2021 06: 15
    0
    Well, we worked on these goals even at 14, I doubt that the armored glass will somehow help the flyer who tries to poke his nose.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 May 2021 06: 18
    +2
    Mi-8MSB-V became a flying armored missile battery
    And what about the Soviet version of armament, what went for a walk? Well, perhaps we have expanded the strike potential in terms of their capabilities, but this does not mean that "I was nothing, but I became everything."
    And of course all with the spring holiday of International Workers' Solidarity!
  8. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 1 May 2021 06: 40
    +1
    As indicated, the equipment of the C-13 helicopter significantly expanded the strike potential of the machine.

    What's the use of one piece?
    Motor Sich operates on its own initiative, without government funding.

    Like that "Azovets". By the way, where did he rot in the end, who knows?
  9. Tochilka
    Tochilka 1 May 2021 06: 40
    +3
    What about the Mi-24? He is both armored and shock. Those. more specialized for the battlefield than the Mi-8. Really the 24th ended there ?? !!
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 1 May 2021 06: 54
      +1

      Tochilka (Alexey)
      Today, 06: 40
      NEW
      +1
      What about the Mi-24? He is both armored and shock. Those. more specialized for the battlefield than the Mi-8. Really the 24th ended there ?? !!
      They and supertank)) laughing from buckets, and garbage containers mumbled. wink
    2. cniza
      cniza 1 May 2021 08: 47
      +2
      Quote: Tochilka
      What about the Mi-24? He is both armored and shock. Those. more specialized for the battlefield than the Mi-8. Really the 24th ended there ?? !!


      It's a mystery, but the brains ran out there ...
  10. prior
    prior 1 May 2021 07: 50
    0
    As a manure spreader for fields, the Mi-8MSB-V would be much more useful and efficient.
    And so, the first flight - and a pile of burning debris. crying
  11. Dmitriy444
    Dmitriy444 1 May 2021 09: 09
    +3
    I'm curious, do these initiators from Motor Sich know who is modernizing the helicopter? Where will the C-13 fly? Are the workers of the Kharkov tank unit happy to repair tanks? What's in the heads of these vyrushes?
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    3. Tochilka
      Tochilka 1 May 2021 11: 14
      0
      Apparently protective psychology is at work. As we say, the Czechs who made weapons to the Germans. Like, I just did the job, but I personally did not kill anyone. And the factor of having families is also there. You cannot feed children with convictions. IMHO.
  12. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 1 May 2021 09: 17
    +5
    So what's the novelty? The NAR units on the Mi-8 were hooked back in Afghanistan. The additional booking kit was developed at the same time. Or is it like in that joke: "Performed for the first time))) so he has been flying for 50 years))) in Banderland for the first time))))
  13. oppozite28
    oppozite28 1 May 2021 11: 43
    +1
    Immediately install a block of guides from 9K57 "Hurricane" or 9K58 "Tornado" on the suspension, so that even further and for sure fellow
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  15. Ovsigovets
    Ovsigovets 2 May 2021 15: 18
    +1
    "a good mine with a bad game" ....... and what is in fact .... but in fact, an attack helicopter is not able to pile from scratch ....... MI-24 cannot be copied, newer ones they can't buy ....... the number of MI-24 decreases every year ....... and here it is - an attempt to build an attack helicopter from MI-8 ......... mdaaaaaaaaaaa
  16. Prisoner
    Prisoner 2 May 2021 18: 40
    0
    Good machine. But Soviet. laughing Banderva can not be damaged as from ultraviolet radiation? laughing
  17. DPN
    DPN 2 May 2021 21: 39
    0
    They didn’t take the Soviet ones, but the HELICOPTERS and this is a big difference. It's a pity.