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Strange Info in my files,

the early Mil V-8 Project was a very light helicopter,looks like V-7 in its class,can anyone
confirm ?.
 

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In my files,until remember the source,

a Project came after Mi-1,multi-purpose helicopter,and powered by one 1000 hp
ASh-62 engine,does anyone hear about it before ?.
 

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That is the third configuration I have seen.
 

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From Mil Mi-24 Hind Attack Helicopter,

the V-24.
 

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I have found mention of an earth resources/oil survey version of the Mil Mi.6 for possible western export through Aviaexport in an old issue of Flight (early 70's i will dig out the issue) iv not noted any illustration of such a development elsewhere tho or possible fitout ?
 

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Possibly related to the mention of a Mi.6 earth resources version in Flight ? ... http://saadonline.uk/archives/2531
 

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hesham said:
Strange Info in my files,

the early Mil V-8 Project was a very light helicopter,looks like V-7 in its class,can anyone
confirm ?.
Here is the confirm,it had a 1.5 to 2 ton weight,powered by one AI-24V engine,Projected in
1958,and called V-8,also the V-8A Project was the in same class,but powered by two A-24V
engines and appeared in 1960,after that came anther configuration and weight class for the
prototypes.

http://www.militaryparitet.com/nomen/russia/avia/data/ic_nomenrussiaavia/9/
 

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hesham said:
Here is the confirm,it had a 1.5 to 2 ton weight,powered by one AI-24V engine,Projected in
1958,and called V-8

http://www.militaryparitet.com/nomen/russia/avia/data/ic_nomenrussiaavia/9/
It had 1.5 to 2 ton payload, not weight. Nobody would fit 2500-hp engine to 2-ton helicopter. AI-24V was a helicopter version of the engine which is used on the Antonov An-24/26.

Also, it was not only a project - the very first of all Mi-8s was really built and flown in this configuration, with single AI-24V engine. See attachments.
 

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Thank you my dear Redstar,

and I know this prototype of course,but as you see in that site,there was V-8 of 1958 and
V-8A of 1960,they remained a Projects only,and in 1961 appeared this one.
 

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hesham said:
Thank you my dear Redstar,

and I know this prototype of course,but as you see in that site,there was V-8 of 1958 and
V-8A of 1960,they remained a Projects only,and in 1961 appeared this one.
Probably they mean that 1958 project was transport, while the prototype from 1961 was built in passenger version - so they count them as different.

V-8A with two AI-24V engines remained a project, of course. If built, it would be overpowered and consume too much fuel. So the twin-engine version obtained Klimov engines which suited it better. This version was flown in 1962, and was still designated V-8A as a prototype. Unlike the following prototypes and all production Mi-8s, it still had 4-blade rotor inherited from Mi-4.
 

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