Attack Helicopter

Universal Fighter

Fire support and troops landing

Combat load

2 400 kg

Flight range

550 km

Cruise speed

240 km/h


The multirole Mi-35M attack helicopter is a comprehensive modernisation of the Mi-24V. The Mi-35M was developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, and has been series produced at Rostvertol since 2005.

The Mi-35M offers round the clock:

  • Combat use of guided and unguided weapons in regular and challenging climate conditions;
  • Operational for attack flights at altitudes of 10-25 m daytime and 50 m at night over land or water.

For round-the-clock combat use, the Mi-35M is equipped with the latest navigation and avionics suite with multifunction coloured displays, target sights system that includes a thermal imager and TV channels, laser range finder and location finder.

The Mi-35M is distinguished by its improved construction. It is equipped with the latest Klimov-produced powerful VK-2500 turboshaft engines, fibreglass main rotor blades, main rotor head with elastomeric joints, a new swashplate and X-type tail rotor. The Mi-35M’s fuselage boasts shortened stub wings and fixed landing gear.

The Mi-35M boasts enhanced flight capabilities, and can be operated at high temperatures and in mountainous terrain. The Mi-35M’s design ensures low noise levels, greater combat resilience, and reduces the workload on maintenance staff.

In addition to its attack capabilities, the Mi-35M can also be used in other operations:

  • Landing-transporting up to 8 paratroopers, with equipment, in the transport cabin;
  • Transporting military supplies or other cargo weighing up to 1,500 kg internally. The Mi-35M is also fitted with an external sling system, expanding its cargo carrying capacity to 2,400 kg.
  • Medical uses include carrying the sick and injured along with medical personnel.

Mi-24/25/35 helicopters have proved their high levels of operational efficiency over many years in service. The Mi-35M combines this unique experience of combat operation with the latest achievements and developments in helicopter building.

The Mi-35 is operated by the Armed Forces of Russia, Venezuela, Brazil and Azerbaijan.   



Max. speed

300 km/h

Cruise speed

240 km/h

Normal take-off weight

10 900 kg

Max. take-off weight

11 500 kg

Take-off weight in ferry configuration

12 000 kg


2 400 kg

Empty weight

8 354 kg

Hoverin ceiling

3 150 m

Operational ceiling

5 400 m

Normal range

up to 550 km

Ferry range

up to 1 000 km


2х 2 200 h.p.

Air crew

2 pax

Primary weapons

NPPU-23 built-in movable gun system with 23 mm cal. gun, 450 cartridges

Gun pod with 23 mm cal. double tube gun, 2х250 cartridges.

S-8 type 80-mm unguided missiles

up to 80 pcs

S-13 type 122-mm unguided missiles

up to 10 pcs

'Ataka' and 'Shturm' 130 mm guided missiles

8 pcs

Additional options

Piloting, navigation and electronic indication system KNEI-24E

Upgraded guided missile suite 9K113K with OPS-24N observation-sight system

Sighting and computing complex PrVK-24

KSS-28Ncommunication system

Night vision goggles OVN-1

External and internal lighting and light-signaling equipment adapted for night vision goggles

Self-defense suite

Radar warning receiver

Chaff & flare dispenser

IR jamming system

engine-exhaust IR suppressor

Multiple redundancy of vital helicopter systems

Efficient armoring of the cockpit and vital helicopter systems

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