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Mil Mi-8

Mil Mi-8 © Karsten Palt
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Mi-8

Medium Utility Helicopter

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).

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
Data for (Version)Mil Mi-8
VariantsMil Mi-8T, Mi-8TB, Mi-8S, Mi-8MT, Mi-9, Mi-17

Remarks
The Mil Mi-8 is today (2010) still in production as Mi-8, Mi-17 and Mi-171.


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MIL Moscow helicopter plant, JSC

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