Variant of the Mi-8.  Unlike the Mi-8T, the turboshaft engine is equipped with deflectors to prevent dust ingestion.  The military-transport helicopter has an armored cabin and is eqipped with 7.62 mm machine guns.  The Mi-8MTV family is capable of a higher hover ceiling than the Mi-8MT.

The aircraft is part of the Mil Mi-17 export series.


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: Status unknown


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 3

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.65 m 18.5 ft
Overall Length: 25.24 m 82.8 ft
Overall Width: 21.30 m 69.9 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 18.22 m 59.8 ft
Airframe Width: 4.50 m 14.8 ft
Airframe Height: 4.75 m 15.6 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 4.26 m 14.0 ft
Landing Gear Track: 4.80 m 15.7 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.80 m 5.9 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 5.34 m 17.5 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 2.34 m 7.7 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Normal Speed: 250 km/h; Cruise Speed: 240 km/h; Hover Ceiling (unspecified): 3980 m

Max Gross Weight (ground): 12,000 kg 26,455 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 13,000 kg 28,660 lb
Empty Weight: 7,369 kg 16,246 lb
Useful Load: 5,631 kg 12,414 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.567
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,900 m 16,076 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 495 km 267 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: Motor Sich TV3-117VMA turbine
Manufacturer: Motor Sich
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 1640 kW 2198 hp
Intermediate: 1618 kW 2169 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 1765 kW 2366 hp
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate: 1618 kW 2169 hp

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 21.30 m 69.88 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: All-metal
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 5
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 356.33 m² 3835.6 ft²
Disc Loading: 33.68 kg/m² 6.898 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
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: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade fwd
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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