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Mil Mi-4 (Hound)

Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter

Mil Mi-4 (Hound)

Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Mil-produced Mi-4 Hound series of helicopter was in direct response to the US H-19 Chickasaw series, of which it shares outward similarities with.
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ORIGIN: Soviet Union
YEAR: 1953
MANUFACTURER(S): Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant - Soviet Union
PRODUCTION: 4,500
OPERATORS: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Bulgaria; Cambodia; China; Cuba; Czechoslovakia; Germany (East); Egypt; Finland; Guinea-Bissau; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Mali; Mongolia; North Korea; North Vietnam; Poland; Romania; Somalia; South Yemen; Soviet Union; Syria; Sudan; Vietnam; Yemen; Yugoslavia
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Mil Mi-4A model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 87.93 feet (26.8 meters)
HEIGHT: 14.44 feet (4.4 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 11,244 pounds (5,100 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 15,763 pounds (7,150 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Shvetsov ASh-82V radial engine developing 1,675 horsepower and driving four blade main rotor and three blade tail rotor.
SPEED (MAX): 115 miles-per-hour (185 kilometers-per-hour; 100 knots)
RANGE: 311 miles (500 kilometers; 270 nautical miles)
CEILING: 18,045 feet (5,500 meters; 3.42 miles)




ARMAMENT



OPTIONAL:
4 x Rocket pods

Custom arrangements depending on operator and attlefield role.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Mi-4 - Base Series Designation; codenamed "Hound" by NATO.
• Mi-4 (Hound-A) - Base Production Model Designation.
• Mi-4A - Armed Assault Transport
• Mi-4L - VIP Transport; seating for up to six passengers.
• Mi-4M (Hound-C) - Close-Support Combat Helicopter
• Mi-4P - Civilian Transport Variant; seating for up to 11 passengers in cabin.
• Mi-4PL (Hound-B) - Anti-Submarine Warfare Variant.
• Mi-4S "Salon" - VIP transport variant
• Mi-4Skh - Chemical Dispensing Variant for agricultural use.
• Type-36 - Early US Designation
• Harbin Z-5 - Chinese license-production model based on the military transport Mi-4 model.
• Xuanfeng - Chinese license-production model based on the Mi-4 civilian transport model.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound) Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter.  Entry last updated on 6/19/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The broad-reaching Mil Mi-4 series of helicopter (known to NATO as "Hound") first appeared in 1952 and was designed within the Soviet Union as a direct response to the American H-19 Chickasaw helicopter debuting in the Korean conflict of the early 1950s. The system generally appeared much like the H-19 system but was seen as a more capable product when compared to the American product. In the end, the Mi-4 proved to be a highly adaptable and affordable transport system that could be used in an armed role and would see owners throughout all of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

The Mi-4 was designed with a high-set cockpit that could accommodate one or two pilots. Passenger seating was provided on a lower deck with access via side doors. Structural piping could be added externally to hold rocket pods and gunpods as needed when in the armed role. Power was derived from a single Shvetsov ASh-82V radial engine delivering some 1,675 horsepower while driving a four-bladed main rotor and a three-bladed tail rotor.

The Hound appeared in a few variant forms that included both military and civilian transports, VIP transports and anti-ship platforms. The Mi-4 was used by no fewer than 30 countries and still maintains a limited role in some air forces today, though long since retired from Russian inventories. The Mi-4 served for a time with the Indian Army as its standard military transport.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 120mph
Lo: 60mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (115mph).

    Graph average of 90 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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4500

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Supported Arsenal
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
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