Mi-8/-17 "Hip"

Country of Origin: former Soviet Union
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Type: Assault transport helicopter Manufacturer: Mil
Armor Material: Steel and aluminum alloys Armor Thickness: Equivalent to 100mm of sheet steel
Length: 18.2 m Rotor Diameter: 21.3 m
Weight: 12,000 kg (max takeoff weight) Maximum Speed: 250 kph
Powerplant: 2 x Klimov TV2-117 turboshafts Horsepower: 1982 shp each

Size: 8 Total Actions: 2

Weapon Code Arc S M L EX Acc Dam Qty ROF Special Ammo
Numerous external hardpoints configurations available (use per rules in Technical Manual Second Edition, p. 149 and Banzaidyne New Perks and Flaws)

Primary Movement Mode: Flight 0/7/8 (240 kph) Secondary Movement Mode: Ground 0/0 (0 kph, wheeled landing gear)
Maneuver: -1 Armor: 10 / 20 / 30

Crew: 2 (Pilot, Copilot) Deployment Range: 570 km
Sensors: -1 / 2 km ground, 20 km air Communications: -1 / 10 km ground, 100 km air
Perks: Autopilot (AUX), Backup Communications, Cargo Bay (23 cubic meters), Chaff/Flare Dispensers (6 shot, Rating 1, AUX), Easy to Modify, ECM (IR jammers, Rating 1, AUX), Hostile Environment Protection (Desert), Large Doors, Passenger Seats (30) Flaws: Cannot Glide, Maximum Ceiling (5000 km)
Defects: None Lemon Dice: 3


The stats above are for the basic Mi-8 and Mi-17 with no external stores. Numerous external load configurations could be added to the basic airframe, however, with appropriate increases in Threat Value.

For example, a load of 4 AT-2 antitank missiles and 6 32-tube 57mm rocket launchers is represented in game stats as:
• AGM w 4 rounds (arc FF), 6 LRP/32s w 192 rockets (arc FF)

Players, of course, are encouraged to fit other weapons load to the basic Hip stats presented.

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