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Development of the Mi-38 helicopter, which was to supersede the ubiquitous Mi-8/Mi-17 Hip utility transport, was announced in May 1989 by M.N. Tishchenko, the designer general for the Mil helicopter company. The Mi-38 was expected to enter service in the mid-1990s, a date that was put off for more than 15 years.

The Mi-38 is approximately the same size and configuration as the British/Italian AW101 (see separate database entry), although it is both heavier and has a greater rotor...

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