SAR variant of the Mil Mi-8. The helicopter can operate in day or night under any weather conditions. Fitted with a an LPG-300 winch to lift loads or up to two people; there is space in the cabin for 12 passengers or 6 stretchers. In case of emergency landings, the aircraft is equipped with a device that allows buoyancy for up to 30 minutes.
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: Other
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)
Overall Height: 5.65 m (18.5 ft)
Overall Length: 25.24 m (82.8 ft)
Overall Width: 21.29 m (69.8 ft)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 13000 kg (28660 lb)