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 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)
Max Endurance: 4.0 hrs (4.0 hrs)