The Mi-17 (called Mi-8MT by the Russian armed forces) is a transport helicopter with combat functions. It was introduced by the Russian company Mil in the 1970s. It is a further development of the Mi-8 and was mainly equipped with more powerful engines and rotor blades.
About 70 states worldwide use the Mi-17 for military purposes. About 12,000 copies in numerous variants have been built. A Mi-17-1V can carry up to 30 soldiers, twelve stretchers, or 4,000 kilograms of payload.
A Slovak Air Force Mi-17 will participate in AIRPOWER19’s flying display.
Facts & Figures
Model Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8MT)
Manufacturer Mil Moscow
Main rotor diameter 21.3m
Kerb weight 7,200kg
Max. Max take-off weight 13,000kg
Cruising speed 220km/h
Max. Maximum speed 250km/h
Service ceiling 5,000m
Engines 2x Klimov TV3-117MT
Crew + Passengers 3 + 24
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