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 devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 3 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)