All the designations from the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant in Russia:(Some are joint ventures)
Now I will attempt to list the designations of every variant of the Mil products as I can. Please reply if I miss any.
I'm doing this one product line at a time, starting with...
Mil Mi-1 "Hare"
GM-1 - first prototype.
Mi-1 - Initial production model.
Mi-1U - Dual-control training variant of Mi-1.
Mi-1T - Production model with upgraded engines.
Mi-1TU - Dual-control training variant of Mi-1T.
Mi-1KR (TKR) - Light reconnaissance and liaison helicopter.
Mi-1NKh - Utility helicopter based on Mi-1T.
Mi-1A - Three-seat general-purpose transport.
Mi-1AU - Dual-control training variant of Mi-1A.
Mi-1AKR - Light reconnaissance and liaison helicopter based on Mi-1A.
Mi-1M - Four-seat light general-purpose helicopter.
Mi-1M Moskvich - Civil transport helicopter for Aeroflot.
Mi-1MU - Dual-control training variant of Mi-1M.
Mi-1NKh / MNKh - Four-seat general-purpose utility helicopter based on Mi-1M.
Mi-1MG - Float-equipped Mi-1M for whaling ships.
Mi-1MRK - Light liaison helicopter based on Mi-1M.
SM-1 - Polish production version built by WSK PZL-widnik under licence.
SM-1 / 600 - Polish production version with increased reliability.
SM-1W - Polish production version of the Mi-1MNKh.
SM-1WS - Air ambulance.
SM-1WSZ - Dual-control training helicopter.
SM-1WZ - Agricultural helicopter.
SM-2 - Improved version with stretched fuselage.
Mi-3 - Improved version with four-blade main rotor. Designation reused for a planned Mi-2 derivative.
Mil V-5 - Planned successor. Unbuilt.
Mil Mi-2 "Hoplite"
V-2 - Prototype.
V-2M - Float-equipped concept. Unbuilt, AFAIK.
V-2V - Armament prototype.
Mi-2 / Mi-2A - Standard production model.
Mi-2B - Basic export Mi-2 with updated navaids and modified electrical system.
Mi-2 Platan - Aerial minelayer.
Mi-2Ch Chekla - Chemical reconnaissance / smokescreen layer version.
Mi-2D Przetacznik - Aerial command post.
Mi-2FM - Survey version.
Mi-2P - Passenger / cargo version.
Mi-2R - Agricultural version.
Mi-2RL - Land rescue/ambulance version based on Mi-2R.
Mi-2RM - Sea rescue version.
Mi-2Ro - Reconnaissance version.
UMi-2Ro - Training version of Mi-2Ro.
Mi-2RS Padalec - Chemical and biohazard reconnaissance version.
Mi-2S - Air ambulance.
Mi-2Sz - Dual-control training version of Mi-2S.
Mi-2T - Cargo/utility version.
Mi-2U - Dual-control training version of basic Mi-2.
Mi-2US - Armed version.
Mi-2URN mija ('Viper') - Armed reconnaissance variant.
Mi-2URP Salamandra ('Salamander') - Gunship and anti-tank variant.
Mi-2URP-G Gniewosz - Mi-2URP with additional 4x AA missiles.
Mi-2 Plus - Upgraded version with uprated engines.
Mi-2MSB2 - Ukrainian Air Force upgrade.
Mi-3 - Planned Mi-2 derivative that lacked suitable engines for the program to continue.
Mil Mi-4 ("Type 36") "Hound"
V-12 - Prototype. Designation reused for the Mi-12.
Mi-4 (NATO - Hound-A) - Basic production version.
Mi-4A / Mi-4VA - Assault transport helicopter.
Mi-4AV - Armed versions based on the Mi-4A.
Mi-4GF - Factory designation for demilitarised version for use in the Civil Air Fleet.
Mi-4L Lyukes - VIP transport / air ambulance.
Mi-4VL - Fire-fighting version of Mi-4L.
Mi-4P (Mi-4VP) - Civil transport helicopter.
Mi-4PL (NATO - Hound-B) - ASW helicopter.
Mi-4PS - SAR version.
Mi-4S Salon - VIP transport.
Mi-4Skh - Multi-role agricultural / fire-fighting helicopter.
Mi-4T - Military production version.
Mi-4M (NATO - Hound-C) - Armed close-support helicopter. Designation alternatively applied to the Mi-4VM, and also reused for ambulance variant for the Soviet Ministry of Health.
Mi-4VM (VM-12) - ASW version.
Mi-4ME - Export version of the Mi-4M / Mi-4VM.
Mi-4MR - Updated Mi-4VM.
Mi-4BT - Minesweeper with floats.
Mi-4RI - Mi-4M equipped with the Rion experimental sonar.
Mi-4MT - Torpedo-carrying ASW attack (killer) aircraft derived from Mi-4M.
Mi-4MU - Attack helicopter.
Mi-4MO - Search helicopter with Oka sonar.
Mi-4MS - Search helicopter with Soora infra-red sensor.
Mi-4FV (Mi-4KV) - Photographic and guidance helicopter.
Mi-4Schch - "Polar version" of Mi-4FV for working at the Soviet Arctic and Antarctic research stations.
Mi-4SP - Special rescue modification.
Mi-4PG - Experimental version equipped with an external load sling system.
Mi-4SV - Mi-4 with improved heat insulation for working in the Far North.
Mi-4N "Filin" (Horned owl) - Experimental reconnaissance version intended for night-time use.
Mi-4KK (Mi-4VKP) - Mobile command post.
Mi-4KU (Mi-4VPU) - Mobile command post for controlling Air Force units.
Mi-4U - Target-designator version carrying the Oospekh (Success) system.
Mi-4GR - Mi-4 fitted with Grebeshok-3 (Haircomb-3) wide-range panoramic detection and relay radar.
Mi-4TARK - TV-equipped artillery reconnaissance and spotting helicopter.
Mi-4MK (Mi-4PP) - ECM version.
Mi-4UM - Radio-controlled target drone version.
Z-5 - Chinese military transport. Production version built by Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (HAMC).
Z-6 - Prototype turbine-powered version of the Z-5, no production undertaken.
Xuanfeng - Chinese civil transport. Production version.
Mi-4 minelayer version produced by converting troop-carrier helicopters.
Mi-4 modified for transporting and laying gas pipelines.
Mi-4 with Panorama 360 cin camera system produced by conversion.
Mi-4 with the Pristavka (Add-on) radio equipment developed in 1957 for guidance of remote-controlled reconnaissance balloons.
Mi-4s used as testbeds. Apart from the above mentioned versions, the Mi-4 and Mi-4A were widely used as testbeds of various kinds for testing subassemblies and systems of future aircraft, as well as equipment for other branches of industry.
Mil Mi-6 "Hook"
VM-6 - Compound helicopter concept. Early Mi-6 concept.
V-6 - First prototype series.
Mi-6 (NATO - Hook-A) - Initial production version.
Mi-6A - Civil transport.
Mi-6T (NATO - Hook-A) - Military transport.
Mi-6VKP (NATO - Hook-B) - Command post, electronic warfare helicopter.
Mi-6BUS (NATO - Hook-C) / Mi-6AYa / Mi-22 - Airborne command post.
Mi-6AYaSh (NATO - Hook-D) / Mi-6VUS / Mi-6VzPU - Airborne command post with SLAR.
Mi-6L (Mi-6LL) - Flying laboratory for flight improvements and testbed for the Mi-12 powerplant.
Mi-6M - Armed ASW variant equipped with experimental ASW systems. Modified in 1965 for the "Barge Hauler" program.
Mi-6P - Passenger transport.
Mi-6PP - Electronic reconnaissance and AWAC detection jammer.
Mi-6PR - Jammer/electronic warfare variant.
Mi-6PRTBV - Mobile rocket/technical bases and rocket fuel transports.
Mi-6PS - SAR helicopter for pick-up of the landed "Vostok" and "Soyuz" space modules.
Mi-6PSA - Little-known modification similar to Mi-6PS.
Mi-6PZh - Fire-fighting helicopter.
Mi-6PZh2 - Fire-fighting helicopter with hose in the nose turret.
Mi-6R - Specialised radio communications variant.
Mi-6RVK - Mi-6 armed with mobile missile launchers.
Mi-6S - Medical evacuation helicopter.
Mi-6TP - Convertible freight/passenger helicopter.
Mi-6TZ (Mi-6ATZ)- Fuel transport.
Mi-6VR "Vodoley" - Experimental for testing rotor de-icing systems and the Mi-26 rotor system.
Mi-6? - Developed in 1962 with collapsable BU-75BRM drilling rig for oil exploration in Siberia.
V-7 - Experimental 4-seat light helicopter with egg-shaped fuselage, skid u/c, thin triangulated tail boom structure, powered by two AI-7 tip-mounted ramjets.
I might not finnish this list tonight. Will update tomorrow.
Mil Mi-8 / Mi-17 "Hip"
V-8 ('Hip-A') - Single-engine prototype.
V-8A - Twin-engine prototype.
V-8AP - Civil prototype converted from V-8A.
V-8AT - Military Mi-8T prototype.
V-8G - Early Mi-14 proposal.
Mi-8 ('Hip-B') - Standard production passenger version.
Mi-8T ('Hip-C') - Mass-production civil and military utility transports. Designation also used for the armed assault transports.
Mi-8TM - Upgraded civil transport version of Mi-8T.
Mi-8TG - Experimental with engines that run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Kerosene.
Mi-8T(K) - Dedicated photo-reconnaissance platform.
Mi-8TS - Export version for hot and dusty climates.
Mi-8TV ('Hip-C') - Armed Mi-8T for army assault forces.
Mi-8TZ - Fuel transport for front-line areas.
Mi-8P ('Hip-C') - Civil passenger helicopter with square windows.
Mi-8S Salon ('Hip-C') - Original de luxe version of standard Mi-8.
Mi-8TB ('Hip-E') - Armed development of Mi-8T.
Mi-8TBK ('Hip-F') - Export Mi-8TB with different missiles.
Mi-8PS ('Hip-C') - Military VIP transport.
Mi-8APS - Military VIP transport with enhanced communications fit and more luxurious interior. Russian Presidential aircraft.
Mi-8AT - Civil transport produced by Ulan-Ude.
Mi-8ATS - Agricultural helicopter.
Mi-8AV - Minelayer.
Mi-8BT - Minesweeper.
Mi-8K - Reconnaissance and artillery fire correction version.
Mi-8MT - Flying crane with operator's glazed gondola in place of rear clamshell doors. Designation re-used for Mi-17 (see below).
Mi-8PD - Polish airborne command post.
Mi-8PPA ('Hip-K') - Active communications jammer.
Mi-8R - Reconnaissance version.
Mi-8SMV ('Hip-J') - ECM version with R-949 jamming system.
Mi-8 VIP - Current de luxe version by Kazan.
Mi-8VZPU - Airborne reserve command post developed from Mi-8T.
Mi-8AMTSh - Combat and troop-carrying version. Counterpart of Mi-8MTV series built at Ulan-Ude.
Mi-8AMT - Unarmed version of Mi-8MT used by RFAS. Designation also applied to some civil (perhaps ex-military) examples.
Mi-8MT ('Hip-H') - Designation of standard Mi-17s in RFAS military service.
Mi-8MTSh - Electronic warfare variant.
Mi-8MTPSh - EW
Mi-8MTPB (Mi-17P / Mi-17PP) ('Hip-H EW') - ECM radar and communications jammer and comint helicopter, with three jamming systems in D/F band range over 30 sector and other frequencies over 120.
Mi-8MTYu (MTIO) - Variant for detection of re-entry vehicles, small surface targets. Large nose radome.
Mi-8MTV (Mi-17, see below) ('Hip-H') - Improved turboshaft for improved 'hot and high' operation.
-- Mi-8MTV-1 - Civil version built at Kazan.
-- Mi-8MTV-1S - Russian presidential aircraft with new Abvis navigation system.
-- Mi-8MTV-2 - Armed military variant.
-- Mi-17-1V - Export equivalent (See Mi-17-1 series below).
-- Mi-8MTV-5 - Military version with one-piece rear loading ramp. Ulan-Ude equivalent to Kazan Mi-17MD.
Mi-9 ('Hip-G') - Airborne command post.
Long-range modification (Mi-17 mod): AEFT (Auxilliary External Fuel Tanks) by Aeroton adds another 1,900 litres in two internal tanks, plus same quantity in four external tanks on the stores pylons of the Mi-8T and Mi-8AT.
Mi-17 ('Hip-H'): Mid-life update of Mi-8 with more powerful turboshafts.
-- Mi-8AMT, Mi-8MT and Mi-8MTV are versions of the Mi-17, with more powerful turboshafts and port-side tail rotor.
Mi-17KF - Latest derivative of Mi-17 jointly developed by Kazan and Mil, with systems integration provided by Kelowna Flightcraft (Canada).
Mi-17LL - Flying testbed.
Mi-17MD (Mi-8MTV-5) / Mi-17N - Prototype equipped with IR jammer and flight deck armour. Converted from Mi-8MTV (RA70937).
Mi-17P (Mi-8MTPB) - ECM communications jammer derived from Mi-8PPA.
Mi-17PI - Mi-17P with single D-band jamming system.
Mi-17PG - Mi-17P with H/I-band jamming system.
Mi-17-1V - Export Mi-8MTV with improved engines for 'hot and high' performance, built by Kazan Helicopter Plant.
Mi-17-1VA - Flying hospital for Ministry of Health of former Soviet Union.
Mi-17-5V - Current Kazan-built production model. Military equivalent designated Mi-8MTV-5.
Mi-171 ('Hip-H'): Upgraded export Mi-8AMT.
Mi-171AG - Proposed long-range version with upgraded engines.
Mi-171Sh - Export Mi-8AMT built at Ulan-Ude.
Mi-172 (Mi-8MTV-3) - As Mi-17M/17V with equipment changes and planned for certification to FAR Pt 29 standards.
Mi-17Z-II - Converted from Mi-171 in former Czechoslovakia for electronic warfare.
Mi-19 - Command relay platform variant of Mi-8MT (Mi-17). Similar to Mi-9.
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Yep. More to come.
With Stingray not present as of late would it be acceptable if I continue these lists for him?
um, i would say so
Stingray wrote:Mil Mi-6 "Hook"
To continue the Mi-6 development please remember that the designation Mi-6M was also used for a proposal for a modified heavy-lift aircraft which led to the more powerful Mi-26 "Halo". There was also a flying crane development of the Mi-6 series known as the Mi-10 "Harke". So here is the list of Mi-10s:
V-10 - First prototype converted from standard Mi-6.
Mi-10 - Designation for second prototype and standard model.
Mi-10R ("Harke-A") - Record-setting helicopter, 1965.
Mi-10RVK - Missile carrier.
Mi-10P / Mi-10PP - Electronic countermeasures helicopter, 1970.
Mi-10UPL - Universal field laboratory carrier, 1966.
Mi-10K ("Harke-B") - Modified Mi-10 with shorter landing gear and slender tail rotor support structure.
Next is the V-12 "Homer" helicopter. Before it was a twin-rotor aircraft Mil proposed several different variations as major upgrades to the Mi-6 class helicopter. Three of the concepts were tandem-rotor helicopters with two twin-turbine engines and the third had fixed wings much like on the standard Mi-6. Two more were proposed and each was a basic Mi-6 upgrade with single rotor. One had two high-power turbine engines and the other had four. Instead of these Mil went for the twin side-by-side rotor configuration. Here is a list of this developments:
V-12 - First prototype
Mi-12 - Second prototype and standard model.
Mi-12M - Unbuilt model with two D-30V high-power turboshafts and six-blade rotors.
V-16 - Unbuilt variant for military use with two high-power turboshafts.
Stingray wrote:Mil Mi-8 / Mi-17 "Hip"
And to continue this series is the development of the Mi-14 "Haze" which is a series of naval anti-submarine versions with a boat type hull. See the list:
V-8G - Early proposal of an anti-submarine variant of the Mi-8 which led to the development of the Mi-14.
V-14 - First prototype.
Mi-14PL ("Haze-A") - Standard ASW model.
Mi-14PL Strike - Armed version of the Mi-14PL.
Mi-14PLM - Improved ASW version.
Mi-14PŁ / Mi-14PW - Polish designation of the Mi-14PL.
Mi-14BT ("Haze-B") - Mine-sweeper.
Mi-14PS ("Haze-C") - Search and rescue version.
Mi-14PX - Search and rescue training helicopter for the Polish navy.
Also note that one Polish Mi-17PL was converted into the Mi-17PX after the ASW equipment was removed.
Mi-14PZh - Firefighting version of Mi-14BT.
Mi-14PZh Eliminator III - A variant of the Mi-14PZh firefigher. Not many details.
Mi-14GP - Civilian model.
Mi-14P - Civilian model with 24 seats.
Next is the Mi-20 but it was not produced and so there were no variants. This unbuilt helicopter is described in detail here: http://stingraysrotorforum.activeboard.com/t39472956/mil-helicopters/?page=2
and at Stingray's site: http://sites.google.com/site/stingrayslistofrotorcraft/mil-mi-20
Now we come to the V-22 which was a proposal for a larger troop-carrying variant of the Mi-2 series. This unbuilt project was later used in the study of the Flying Infantry Fighting Vehicle program that led to the Mi-24 "Hind".
if at first it fails, try again and you might get 21 tonnes of flying tank. :)
scorpio213 wrote:if at first it fails, try again and you might get 21 tonnes of flying tank. :)
If this is regarding the development of the V-12 program I must agree. I would much like to see how far it would have gone but Mil obviously had sights on the up-engined Mi-26.
Next in the designation system is the Mi-24 "Hind". I posted a list with details in the Modifications thread:
Next is the Mi-26 "Halo" which proves a successful replacement of the Mi-6 series. See the list of variants:
Mi-6M - Proposed upgrade to the Mi-6 which led to the better Mi-26.
V-29 - First prototype.
Mi-26 (Izdelie 90) - Basic military transport.
Mi-26A - Modified military Mi-26 with PNK-90 integrated flight/nav systems.
Mi-26T - Basic civil transport (Izdelie 209).
Mi-26T2 - Mi-26T equipped with BREO-26 airborne electronic system.
Mi-26 Geological Survey Version - Geological survey variant of the Mi-26T with towed seismic gear.
Mi-26TS (known in the West as Mi-26TC) - Mi-26T (Izdelie 219) for export.
Mi-26MS - Medical evacuation version of Mi-26T.
Mi-26NEF-M - ASW version with search radar in undernose faired radome.
Mi-26P - Transport for 63 passengers.
Mi-26PK - Flying crane Mi-26P with operator's gondola on fuselage side.
Mi-26PP - ECM and radio relay version.
Mi-26L235 - Flying Laboratory to conduct exploration work.
Mi-26S (or C?) - Hastily-developed version for disaster-relief of the Chernobyl nuclear facility.
Mi-26TM - Flying crane with gondola under the fuselage aft of nosewheels or under the rear-loading ramp.
Mi-26TP - Firefighting version.
Mi-26TZ - Fuel tanker.
Mi-26M - Upgrade with better engines and greater max payload (22,000 kg) for crane operations.
in a rough estimate how many Mil types and variants are there?
Hi scorpio213, maybe when the lists are complete we can accurately count.
Next is the Mi-28 "Havoc", a planned replacement to the Mi-24 series. The first three proposals were much different from what we see now. The first two are basic modifications to the earlier Mi-24D (or V?) fuselage with stronger engines and modified rotor systems. The main rotor and tail rotor of the first one had five blades while the second had a main rotor of six blades. One mockup of this type was built. The third proposal is much different with a twin side-by-side rotor layout and a pusher propeller. A mockup of this layout was also built. Instead Mil went for a design that much resembled and competed with American designs such as the AH-64 Apache. Here is the list of variants of the initial Mi-28 series:
Mi-28 - First two prototypes.
Mi-28A - Basic production model.
Mi-28N/MMW "Havoc" / "Night Hunter" (Russian: Ночной охотник) - All-weather day-and-night combat helicopter.
Also note naval amphibious versions of Mi-28N were proposed.
Mi-28D - Simplified daylight operation version of Mi-28N without mast-mounted radar.
Mi-28NAe/NEh - Export version offered to North Korea.
Mi-28L - Proposed export version for Iraq.
Mi-40 (or V-40) - Proposed armed transport version.
Mi-58 - Proposed transport version of Mi-8/17 payload capacity.
The Mi-30 was a program that dates back to 1972 as a successor to the Mi-8/17 series with 19 passengers or 2 tons of cargo. In the 1980s the design became an aparent tilt-rotor aircraft with a larger transport capacity. In 1991 three different versions were proposed. Here is the list:
Mi-30S - First proposal with a 3.2t / 20-passenger payload.
Mi-30D - Second proposal with a 2.5t / 11-passenger payload.
Mi-30L - Third proposal with a 0.95t / 7-passenger payload.
The Mi-32 was a project for a massive tri-rotor flying crane with a triangular fuselage and six turbine engines. It was to have a max lift capacity of 140 tons.
Here is a picture:
Next is the Mi-34 "Hermit" (Izdelie 300) which was originally to be a training helicopter to replace the earlier Mi-1 series but was widely developed to a basic two/four-seat transport and sport helicopter competing against the Polish PZL-Swidnik SW-4. Here is a list of variants:
Mi-34 / Mi-34S - Basic model.
Note that until 1999 all marketing literature for this version used the hybrid Roman/Cyrillic 'Mi-34C' to indicate certified status.
Mi-34S2 "Sapsan" - Planned turbine version of Mi-34S.
Mi-34L - Projected version with an upgraded piston engine.
Mi-34P - Mi-34S equipped for police duties.
Mi-34A - Unbuilt luxury transport model.
Mi-34M1/M2: Projected twin-turbine six-passenger versions.
Mi-34UT - Dual control trainer which lost to the Kazan Ansat.
Mi-234 / Mi-34VAZ - Unbuilt version with VAZ rotary engine. Please note Mi-34V is the prototype designation.
Mi-34BP - Unmanned version.
Mi-44 - Proposed development based on Aerospatiale AS.350 "Ecureuil" standards with upgraded powerplant.
The Mi-36 was proposed in the early 1980's as a light multipurpose helicopter as a successor to the Mi-2 due to it's limited military use. Work on this project was shifted to the Mi-40 program.
The Mi-38 is a joint proposal with Mil and Eurocopter (as Euromil) for a successor to the Mi-17 with larger payload capacity. There are no specific variants yet but civil and military versions are planned.
Next is the Mi-42 which was a proposal for an armed transport helicopter with the NOTAR configuration. It was cancelled when the Soviet Union collapsed.