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.
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)
Overall Height: 5.65 m (18.5 ft)
Overall Length: 25.24 m (82.8 ft)
Overall Width: 21.30 m (69.9 ft)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 12000 kg (26455 lb)
Max Range: 495 km (267 nm)