The Mi-17 (known by the Russian military as the Mi-8MT series) is a transport helicopter with combat capabilities and was introduced by Russian manufacturer Mil in the 1970s. It is an evolution of the Mi-8 and is equipped with larger engines and rotors.
The Mi-17 is used for military purposes by around 70 countries worldwide and to date around 12,000 have been built in various models. A Mi-17-1V, for example, is capable of transporting up to 30 troops, twelve stretchers or 4,000 kg of cargo.
At AIRPOWER16 a Mi-17 of the Slovakian Air Force can be seen in the static display.
Facts & Figures
|Variant||Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8MT)|
|Main rotor diameter||21.3 m|
|Empty weight||7,200 kg|
|Max. takeoff weight||13,000 kg|
|Cruising speed||220 km/h|
|Max. speed||250 km/h|
|Service ceiling||5,000 m|
|Powerplant||2× Klimov TV3-117MT|
|Power||2 x 1,900 hp|
|Crew + passengers||3 + 24|