An armed variant of the Mi-8, designated 'Hip-C' by NATO; the main rotor is upgraded from four blades to five. The main uses of the combat-transport helicopter are attacks with rockets and laying minefields via conveyer belt. The cabin has a passenger capacity of 24 troops in addition to three crew. Production began in 1965.
There is also a civilian version of the Mi-8T 'Hip-C'.
Parent type: Mil Mi-8/Mi-14/Mi-17
Aircraft status: Operational
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 2 in Tandem arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)