Mil Mi-8

Medium Utility Helicopter

Mil Mi-8 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Mil Mi-8 is a twin-engined medium utility helicopter developed by the Soviet manufacturer Mil OKB, today MIL Moscow helicopter plant, JSC (Russia).
The Mil Mi-8 is today (2010) still in production as Mi-8, Mi-17 and Mi-171.
Crew3
Passengers32
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelKlimow / Klimov TW2-117A / TV2-117A
Engine Power (each)1251 kW1678 shp
Speed259 km/h140 kts
  161 mph
Service Ceiling4.500 m14.764 ft
Range500 km270 NM
311 mi.
Empty Weight6.800 kg14.991 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight12.000 kg26.455 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)5/35/3
Main Rotor Diameter21,29 m69,8 ft
Tail Rotor Diameter3,91 m12,8 ft
Rotor Disc Area356,0 m²3832 ft²
Length25,24 m82,8 ft
Height5,65 m18,5 ft
First Flight24.06.1961
Production Statusin production
Total Production>12000
NATO CodeHip
VariantsMil Mi-8T, Mi-8TB, Mi-8S, Mi-8MT, Mi-9, Mi-17

[Photo-ID: 85] © Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Mil Mi-8PS, German Navy / Marine, 94+01, c/n 105100,© Karsten Palt, 2008Mil
Mi-8PS
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: 94+01
c/n: 105100
 
ex NVA 773
Aeronauticum [Nordholz]
[Photo-ID: 10543] © Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Mil Mi-8PS-11, Czech Air Force, 0830, c/n 10830,© Karsten Palt, 2014Mil
Mi-8PS-11
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 0830
c/n: 10830
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 3544] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Mil Mi-8S, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 93+51, c/n 105104,© Karsten Palt, 2010Mil
Mi-8S
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 93+51
c/n: 105104
 
ex FlBschft BMVg, ex DDR LSK/LV 914
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3545] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Mil Mi-8S, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 93+51, c/n 105104,© Karsten Palt, 2010Mil
Mi-8S
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 93+51
c/n: 105104
 
ex FlBschft BMVg, ex DDR LSK/LV 914
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 11643] © Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Mil Mi-8S, Polish Air Force, 620, c/n 10620,© Karsten Palt, 2015Mil
Mi-8S
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 620
c/n: 10620
 
military VIP transport variant
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 11644] © Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Mil Mi-8S, Polish Air Force, 620, c/n 10620,© Karsten Palt, 2015Mil
Mi-8S
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 620
c/n: 10620
 
military VIP transport variant
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 10544] © Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Mil Mi-8T, Czech Air Force, 0313, c/n 0313,© Karsten Palt, 2014Mil
Mi-8T
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 0313
c/n: 0313
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 10545] © Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Mil Mi-8T, Czech Air Force, 0313, c/n 0313,© Karsten Palt, 2014Mil
Mi-8T
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 0313
c/n: 0313
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 3546] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Mil Mi-8T, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 93+01, c/n 031233,© Karsten Palt, 2010Mil
Mi-8T
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 93+01
c/n: 031233
 
ex DDR LSK/LV 398
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3547] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Mil Mi-8T, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 93+14, c/n 10543,© Karsten Palt, 2010Mil
Mi-8T
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 93+14
c/n: 10543
 
ex DDR LSK/LV 927
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3548] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Mil Mi-8T, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 93+14, c/n 10543,© Karsten Palt, 2010Mil
Mi-8T
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 93+14
c/n: 10543
 
ex DDR LSK/LV 927
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 1638] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Mil Mi-8T, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 94+18, c/n 0323,© Karsten Palt, 2009Mil
Mi-8T
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 94+18
c/n: 0323
 
ex LSK/LV 394
Auto und Technik Museum [Sinsheim]
[Photo-ID: 86] © Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Mil Mi-8T, German Navy / Marine, 94+14, c/n 10575,© Karsten Palt, 2008Mil
Mi-8T
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: 94+14
c/n: 10575
 
ex NVA 834
Aeronauticum [Nordholz]
[Photo-ID: 4426] © Karsten Palt 2011-10-08
Mil Mi-8T, NVA - LSK/LV, 390, c/n 0223,© Karsten Palt, 2011Mil
Mi-8T
NVA - LSK/LV
Reg.: 390
c/n: 0223
 
Luftfahrt- und Technik-Museumspark [Merseburg]
[Photo-ID: 4427] © Karsten Palt 2011-10-08
Mil Mi-8T, NVA - LSK/LV, 390, c/n 0223,© Karsten Palt, 2011Mil
Mi-8T
NVA - LSK/LV
Reg.: 390
c/n: 0223
 
Luftfahrt- und Technik-Museumspark [Merseburg]
[Photo-ID: 1624] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Mil Mi-8T, Soviet AF / Aeroflot, 45 / CCCP-06181, c/n 3135,© Karsten Palt, 2009Mil
Mi-8T
Soviet AF / Aeroflot
Reg.: 45 / CCCP-06181
c/n: 3135
 
Technik Museum [Speyer]
[Photo-ID: 2163] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-19
Mil Mi-8TB, NVA - LSK/LV, 126, c/n 10555,© Karsten Palt, 2009Mil
Mi-8TB
NVA - LSK/LV
Reg.: 126
c/n: 10555
 
ex 93+63
Flugplatzmuseum Peenemünde [Peenemünde (EDCP / PEF)]
[Photo-ID: 3549] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Mil Mi-9, German Army Aviation / Heer, 93+92, c/n 340006,© Karsten Palt, 2010Mil
Mi-9
German Army Aviation / Heer
Reg.: 93+92
c/n: 340006
 
ex DDR LSK/LV 411
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 1445] © Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Mil Mi-9, German Army Aviation / Heer, 93+95, c/n 340002,© Karsten Palt, 2008Mil
Mi-9
German Army Aviation / Heer
Reg.: 93+95
c/n: 340002
 
ex NVA 402
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]