The Mil Mi-28 is developed to meet the demand of a Russian army requirement for a new close air support helicopter, main competitor is the Kamov Ka-50, until now no choice has been made between the two.
The five-blade main rotor is mounted above the body midsection, and short, wide, tapered, weapon-carrying wings are mounted to the rear of body midsection.
|Task:||Two seat attack helicopter.|
|First Flight:||November 10, 1982.|
|First Delivery:||no production frames ordered.|
|Main rotor Span:||17.20 m.|
|Length:||17.01 m (without rotors).|
|Height:||3.82 m to top of rotor head.|
|Engine (s):||Klimov TV3 turbo shafts driving a five blade main rotor and four blade tail rotor 2x (2.465 hp each).|
|Max.Take off weight:||11.500 kg.|
|Max. Speed:||320 km/h.|