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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.

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Facts & Figures

Variant Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8MT)
Manufacturer Mil Moscow
Length 25.30 m
Height 5.60 m
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
Range 580 km
Service ceiling 5,000 m
Powerplant 2× Klimov TV3-117MT
Power 2 x 1,900 hp
Crew + passengers 3 + 24
Display Static