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The Mi-17 is a transport helicopter developed by the Russian company MIL on the basis Mi-8 in 1981. The Mi-17 is the export designation, the Russian military uses (used) the Mi-8MT designation. The Mi-17 can transport infantry, supply but can also be armed with heavy weapons like missile, rocket pods and machine guns for assault missions and air support. The helicopter can also be used for electronic warfare, airborne early warning, medieval and search and rescue.
The standard Mi-17 has a length of 18.4 meters (fuselage without rotor blades), a height of 5.7 meters, a width of 2.7 meters, a basic weight between 7100 and 3700 kg, a maximum speed of 250 km/h, a range of 495 km (without extra fuel tanks), a ceiling of 5000-5700 meters, a vertical speed of 9 m/s and a crew of 3; 2 pilots and 1 loadmaster.
The Navy of Mexico got 5 Mi-17 helicopters between July and November 2006.
The Air Force of Peru has the ability of at least 11 Mi-17 helicopters which are part of 332 squadron.
The Army of Venezuela has 6 Mi-17V-5 helicopters which have been ordered in 2006. The first helicopters have been delivered in 2006 .
|Last updated: April 28, 2012|