A variant of the Mi-8, development of the Russian-made Mi-8MT (NATO Designation: 'Hip-H') began in 1967; production started in 1975. Maximum internal and external payloads are both 4000 kg. Unlike the Mi-8T, the turboshaft engine is equipped with deflectors to prevent dust intake; a 7.62 mm machine gun is also built onto the military-transport helicopter. The cabin capacity is 24 passengers in addition to the two crew.
The export version is known as the Mi-17.
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)