Derived from the Mi-8MT, the Mi-17 is the export version.  The Mi-17 series is known as the Mi-8M series in Russian service.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: MVZ Mil

Primary manufacturer: MVZ Mil

Parent type: Mil Mi-8/Mi-14/Mi-17

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2-3

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.55 m 18.2 ft
Overall Length: 25.31 m 83.0 ft
Overall Width: 7.20 m 23.6 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 18.99 m 62.3 ft
Airframe Width: 7.20 m 23.6 ft
Airframe Height: 4.87 m 16.0 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 4.28 m 14.0 ft
Landing Gear Track: 4.51 m 14.8 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.80 m 5.9 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 5.34 m 17.5 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 2.60 m 8.5 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics


Max Gross Weight (ground): 13,000 kg 28,660 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 13,500 kg 29,762 lb
Empty Weight: 7,468 kg 16,464 lb
Useful Load: 6,032 kg 13,298 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.553
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 624 m/s 122,834 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE: 4,500 m 14,764 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 250 km/h 135 kts
Never Exceed Speed: 300 km/h 162 kts
Service Ceiling: 6,500 m 21,325 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 715 km 386 nm
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Klimov TV3-117MT turbine
Manufacturer: JSC Klimov United Engine Corporation
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 1417 kW 1899 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 21.30 m 69.87 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:  
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord: 0.520 m 1.71 ft
Blade Tip Geometry:  
Blade Twist: -5.000 rad -286.479 deg
Number of Blades: -5
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 356.16 m² 3833.8 ft²
Disc Loading: 36.50 kg/m² 7.476 lb/ft²
Solidity: -0.0777
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 5.54 m² 59.6 ft²
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 3.91 m 12.83 ft
Configuration: Tractor
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 3
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 12.01 m² 129.2 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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