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Mil Mi-14 / V-14


The Mi-14, allocated the NATO reporting name 'Haze', is an amphibious version of the Mi-8 intended to replace the Mi-4 in the ASW and mine counter-measure roles with the Soviet navy.

The prototype SSSR-11051, initially designated V-8G, then designated V-14, was first flown in September 1969 with a redesign watertight hull and sponsons containing fuel and a retractable undercarriage and with Mi-8 power plant. The sponson carry inflatable flotation bag each side at rear and small float the under tailboom. It has marine-type rudders on either side of the aft portion, into which the rear landing gear units retract. Two forward-retracting single-wheel nose units and two rearward-retracting twin-wheel main units. A fairing for the search radar is fitted under the nose, and a dipping sonar or magnetic anomaly detector beneath the root of the tail boom.

Production aircraft feature two 1,434kW Klimov TV3-117MT turboshafts, with a special anti-corrosion finish. Radar is the I-2M or I-2ME Initziativa undernose radar. Instrumentation includes RW3 radio altimeter, ARK-9 and ARK-U2 ADFs, DISS-15 Doppler, Chrom Nikiel IFF, AP34-B autopilot/autohover system and SAU-14 autocontrol system.

Using the twin powerplants and rotor system of the Mi-17, the 'Haze' went into service in 1977 and has become the basic shore-based helicopter with the Soviet navy for use in three distinct roles. Although amphibious, the Mi-14 is only intended for occasional operations from water. Initial deployment was with shore-based antisubmarine units, although Haze was also expected to be oper-ated from the Moskva Class helicopter car-riers and the Kiev Class antisubmarine cruisers.

In the main cabin, which in transport versions can be equipped with 32 seats, a mission crew of three or four sit round a tactical display served by the radar, a towed MAD (magnetic anomaly detection) 'bird' and dipping sonar. Some ex-amples have additional radio aerials and a few have a rescue hoist above the large sliding door on the left side. Fuel is housed in large tanks along the sides under the main floor, and poss-ibly also in the rear sponsons, leaving the central compartment free for use as a weapon bay, with belly doors.

Two versions have been identified: Haze A, the ASW variant with undernose search radar, towed MAD, and an internal weapons bay; and the Haze B mine countermeasures variant.

It was estimated in mid-1983 that there were 65 for the AV-MF and 12 for Bulgaria. By 1991, about 230 had been delivered, with exports to Bulgaria, Cuba, East Germany, North Korea, Libya, Poland, Romania, Syria and Yugoslavia.


Mi-14BT (buksir-tralschik) ('Haze-B')
Mine countermeasures version; fuselage strake, for hydraulic tubing, and air conditioning pod on starboard side of cabin; no MAD; container for searchlight, to observe MCM gear during deployment and retrieval, under tailboom forward of Doppler box.

Mi-14GP (gruzo-passazhirskyi)
Conversion by Konvers Avia of military variants for civil use as cargo/passenger combi aircraft; 24 seats or 5,000kg payload. Two 1,434kW TV3-117M turboshafts.

Mi-14P (passazhirskyi)
Conversion of military variants for civil use as passenger aircraft by Konvers Avia; 24 seats or 5,000kg payload. Two 1,434kW TV3-117M turboshafts.

Mi-14PL (protivo-lodoctinyi) ('Haze-A')
Basic ASW version; four crew; large undernose radome; OKA-2 retractable sonar in starboard rear of planing bottom, forward of two probable sonobuoy or signal flare chutes; APM-60 towed Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) bird stowed against rear of fuselage pod (moved to lower position on some aircraft); weapons include one AT-1 ASW or APR-2 torpedo, one 1kT 'Skat' nuclear depth bomb or eight PLAB-250, PLAB-50-64 or PLAB-MK depth charges or OMAB-25-120 or OMAB-MK in enclosed bay in bottom of hull; VAS-5M-3 liferaft (in all versions).

Mi-14PL 'Strike'
Subvariant with provision for Kh-23 (AS-7 Kerry) air-to-surface missiles. Tested from 1983.

Polish designation of Mi-14PL 'Haze-A'

Mi-14PLM (protivo-lodochnyi mod) ('Haze-A')
As Mi-14PL, but with updated equipment including rescue basket.

Mi-14PS (poiskovo-spasatelnyi) ('Haze-C')
Search and rescue version, carrying 10 20-person liferafts; room for 10 survivors in cabin, including two on stretchers; provision for towing many more survivors in liferafts; fuselage strake and air conditioning pod as Mi-14BT; double-width sliding door at front of cabin on port side, with retractable rescue hoist able to lift up to three persons in basket; searchlight each side of nose and under tailboom; three crew.

Single Polish Mi-14PL converted for SAR training. With all portable ASW equipment removed, extra liferafts and sponson-mounted searchlights.

Mi-14PZh Eliminator III
Firefighting conversion.


Mi-14 'Haze'
Powerplant: two 2,200-shp (1641-kW) Isotov TV3-117A turboshafts
Empty weight approx 800,0 kg (17,650 lb)
Loaded weight approx 12000 kg (26,455 lb)
Length overall about 25.30 m (83 ft 0 in)
Height on ground 5. 65 m (18 ft 6½ in)
Main rotor disc area 355.0 sq.m (3,828.0 sq ft).

Engine: 2 x Klimov TW3-117MT turboshaft
Instant pwr: 1434 kW
Rotor dia: 21.6 m
Height: 6.93m
Empty weight: 11750kg
MTOW: 14,000 kg
Fuselage length: 59 ft 8 in (18.2m)
Max speed: 135 kts / 230km/h
Cruising speed: 215km/h
Service ceiling: 3500m
Max range: 1135 km
Service ceiling: 11,500 ft
Crew: 4

Mil Mi 14 PL
Engines: 2 x TW3-117M, 1923 shp
Length: 60.302 ft / 18.38 m
Height: 12.828 ft / 3.91 m
Rotor diameter: 71.982 ft / 21.94 m
Max take off weight: 30870.0 lb / 14000.0 kg
Max. speed: 124 kts / 230 km/h
Service ceiling: 13123 ft / 4000 m
Range: 613 nm / 1135 km
Crew: 4






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