Russian Helicopters Mi-8/Mi-17

The Mil Mi-8/17 series of helicopters is a family of twin-engine, multirole transports. The initial Mi-8 prototype first flew in 1961. Later models in the series have been powered by Klimov VK-2500 turboshaft engines rated at 2,367 shp each. Through 2012, more than 12,000 Mi-8/17s of all types were...

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