• Overview
  • Characteristics
  • Additional Equipment

Mi-24P Helicopter

Mi-24P(Mi-35P) helicopter is a modification of the Mi-24V(Mi-35). Works on increase of Mi-35 helicopter’s fire power brought to dismantle of the USPU-24 flexible machine-gun unit with YaKB-12.7 machine-gun and installation of a fixed NPU-30 gun unit with 9-А-623К gun, caliber 30 mm and with ammunition set of 250 cartridges.

Mi-35P helicopters is intended for destroying enemy’s armored vehicles and fire support of Land Forces.

And can be also used for:

  • airlifting of up to 8 fully armed troopers in the cargo cabin;
  • airlifting of up to 1500 kg of cargo inside the cargo cabin and up to 2400 kg as an external load;
  • airlifting of 2 stretcher cases with a medical attendant.

Re-equipment of the helicopter from one version into another is carried out in field conditions and does not require special equipment.

Effective accomplishment of combat missions is provided by an armament complex consisting of:

  • “Shturm-V” or “Ataka-M” missiles;
  • S-8 rockets, caliber 80 mm;
  • universal gun pods with 23 mm gun;
  • bomb armament (bombs , caliber from 50 to 500 kg, and incendiary tanks).

a fixed NPU-30 gun unit with a double-barrel gun, caliber 30 mm.


ATGM are intended for destruction of armored and well-protected targets.

Depending upon the target type Shturm and Ataka missiles with different types of warheads are used.

  • Cumulative, tandem intended for destruction of tanks equipped with dynamic protection;
  • Fragmentation/High-explosive intended for destruction of manpower, especially effective when exploded in closed spaces of fortified constructions;
  • Rod with detonating fuse of contact and non-contact action providing air target destruction.

Unguided armament is designed to hit:

  • Armored targets;
  • Light Armored targets;
  • areal targets and enemy’s manpower in shelters;
  • The gun is designed to hit enemy light armored ground and surface target, manpower and airborne targets within its front sector.

The helicopter’s structure, equipment and systems allow to operate day and night, in simple and some adverse weather conditions, over plains, hilly and mountainous terrain.

Helicopter’s operation does not require special means of airfield maintenance, and it can be based autonomously.

For timely crew warning on the approaching threat defense complex is installed on the helicopter which includes:

  • light and sound signalling equipment;
  • equipment for protection of helicopter against missiles attack, being part of antiaircraft missile complex of “Red Eye” type. It creates in space a modulated radiation flow, having a circular diagram with capability of retuning frequency modulation depending on enemy’s missile thermal self-homing warhead frequency modulation.


  • easily removable exhaust-heat shields (EHS) intended for helicopter protection from missiles with heat seekers by way of shielding of infra-red radiation created by heated parts of engines exhaust duct, temperature decrease and change of exhaust gases direction;
  • chaff and flare dispenser

In order to prevent explosion and leakage of fuel when fuel tanks are destroyed by bullets caliber 7,62 and 12,7 mm and fragments main fuel tanks — one front and two low tanks — are protected and filled with polyurethane and prevent fuel leakage within 6-8 hours.

For providing crew survivability when performing combat mission a set of measures on armor-plating of vitally important helicopter aggregates was fulfilled on the helicopter.




Geometric characteristics:


The helicopter length without main and tail rotors, m 17,51
Main rotor diameter, m 17,3
Tail rotor diameter, m 3,908
Altitude up to MRB end part at non-operative engine, m 3,97
Track, m 3,03
Wheelbase, m 4,39
Width with attached wing consoles, m 6,66


Take-off weight, kg:
empty weight, кг 8620
Speed, km/h:
Ceiling, m:
Maximum range, km/i>:
      w/o drop tanks
      with drop tanks
до 1000
Crew, persons 2(3)
Engine type TV3-117VMA
Take-off power, hp 2×2200


Search-And-Rescue Equipment

Fitting out Mi-35 type helicopters with search-and-rescue equipment allows using it round-the-clock in simple and adverse weather conditions for:

  • search-and-rescue operations;
  • mobile delivery and landing of rescue parties during rescue and evacuation operations;
  • lifting on board casualties, cargo and members of search-and-rescue parties;
  • rescuing distressed in difficult of access regions using cargo-lifting equipment.

«SX-16» Lighting System

Intended for:

  • lighting areas of search-and-rescue operations during the night time or in conditions of limited visibility, and for choosing from air helicopter landing site;
  • choosing from air sites for lifting (lowering) casualties (wounded), members of search-and-rescue parties or cargo in conditions of limited visibility either in night time.

Main technical data:

DC supply voltage, V 27
Searchlight consumed current intensity, A
      within the first two minutes of operation (for lamp warming-up)
      during operation the consumed current intensity changes
Consumed power of xenon arc lamp, kWt 1,6
Source of light Xenon arc lamp

Searchlight performance specifications:

H — hight, m;
D — ray diametr, m

In lighting mode(wide ray - 20°)
In search mode (narrow ray - 4°)

Cargo-lifting device

Cargo-lifting device is intended for lifting (lowering) one or two persons, cargoes weighing up to 300 kg during helicopter hover at altitudes up to 50 m.


  • LPG-300 electric winch;
  • KUP-300 control box;
  • PUL-300 control panel;
  • rotary cargo boom;
  • electric winch and rotary cargo boom fixing mount.

Main technical data:

Load on electric winch cable, kg Up to 300
Length of electric winch cable, m 60+1
Maximum altitude of release, m Not more than 50
Breaking load of cord with carabines, kg Not less than 900
Operation mode rotary-temporary
Weight of electric winch (without cable), kg Not more than 62
Cargo traverse speed, m/s:
      when retracting the cable
      when releasing the cable
from 0,3 up to 1,4
from 0,5 up to 2,0
Nominal supply voltage, V 27/~200, 400 Hz

Device for landing without parachutes

Device for landing without parachutes provides lowering of search-and-rescue party members by means of a KSS lowering device fixed on the landing device at altitudes up to 50 m.


  • footboard;
  • front device for landing;
  • limiters;
  • lowering device (KSS);
  • VPS-50 safety fire rope;
  • universal suspension system;
  • safety cloth;
  • “Iremel” and “Manaraga” carabines;
  • halyard;
  • braking device.

Main technical data:

Load of rope, kgf
not less than 1500
Length of VPS-50 safety fire rope, m 50+0,5
Weight, kg:
Diameter of rope, mm 11+1
Total life of rope, cycles Not less than 100