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Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)


Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship


Soviet Union | 1981



"The Mil Mi-17 transport helicopter was born from the original Mi-8 series as an improved form."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H) Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship.
2 x Klimov TV3-117MT/VM OR VK-2500 turboshaft engines developing 2,100 shp or 2,700 shp respectively while driving five-bladed main rotor and three-bladed tail rotor.
Propulsion
158 mph
255 kph | 138 kts
Max Speed
19,685 ft
6,000 m | 4 miles
Service Ceiling
360 miles
580 km | 313 nm
Operational Range
1,575 ft/min
480 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H) Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship.
3
(MANNED)
Crew
60.5 ft
18.45 m
O/A Length
69.7 ft
(21.25 m)
O/A Width
15.6 ft
(4.75 m)
O/A Height
16,535 lb
(7,500 kg)
Empty Weight
29,762 lb
(13,500 kg)
MTOW
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H) Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship provided across 6 hardpoints.
Typically none unless outfitted for gunship/armed transport role: Missiles (Shturm-V), rockets (S-8), rocket pods, 23mm cannon pods, and 7.62mm gun pods across underwing hardpoints when fitted wingstubs; 7.62mm machine guns at doors and / or rear of aircraft. Optional nose machine gun and fuel tanks.


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Hardpoints Key:


Centerline
Wingroot(L)
Wingroot(R)
Wing
Wingtip
Internal
Not Used
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H) family line.
Mi-17 (Hip-H) - Base Series Designation.
Mi-17-1
Mi-17-1M
Mi-17-1V
Mi-17-1VA
Mi-17-2
Mi-17V-3
Mi-17V-5
Mi-17V-7
Mi-17M
Mi-17MD
Mi-17KF
Mi-17N
Mi-17P
Mi-17PG
Mi-17PI
Mi-17PP
Mi-17S
Mi-17AE
Mi-17LPZS
Mi-17Z-2 "Prehrada"


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The original Mil Mi-8 "Hip" medium-lift transport helicopter series first flew in prototype form on July 7th, 1961 and was introduced in 1967. Since then, over 17,000 examples of the type have been produced while the series maintains an active presence within the inventories of many air services today (2015). The Mi-17 "Hip" model - based on the Mi-8M/MT variant of the Soviet/Russian military - was developed with exportation in mind and has been adopted by over twenty nations worldwide. The Mi-17 model achieved its own first flight in 1975 and was introduced in 1981. Notable serial production has been ongoing since 1977 with totals reaching around 12,000 units with production shared between the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant as well as the Kazan Helicopter Plant.

Externally, the Mi-17 product shares many of the same features with its earlier cousin including a well-glazed cockpit offering good vision, sliding side doors access with rear loading ramp, and fixed wheeled tricycle undercarriage. One discernable difference is in the tail rotor mounting which now faces starboard instead of port side. The cockpit area has been given improved protection through additional armoring and larger Klimov TV3-117VM turboshaft engines have increased performance - the main rotor and gearbox are based on those developed for the Mi-14.

Beyond its traditional role of personnel/cargo hauler, the Mi-17 can be outfitted for the gunship role, typically through multi-shot rocket pods fitted along wing stub mountings. Other versions have been equipped for Search and Rescue (SAR), VIP/general passenger transport, high-altitude, MEDEVAC, Electronic Warfare (EW), and airborne Command Post (CP) service. It has seen its fair share of operations over active combat zones ranging from Cambodia and India/Pakistan to Columbia, Macedonia, and Sri Lanka. Mi-17s were used by both sides of the Libyan Civil War (2011) and the rebuilding Afghan Air Force relies heavily on its Mi-17 fleet.

Operators currently range from Afghanistan and Argentina to Sri Lanka and Thailand. China began local license production of the Mi-17 during May of 2008 and, despite its Cold War-era roots, the Mi-17 remains very much in play today with several nations still considering order of the type.

The base designation of the line is Mi-17 and it is known to NATO as "Hip-H". The Mi-8AMT based model is the Mi-17-1 for export. The Mi-17-1M is its high-altitude performance equivalent. The Mi-17-1VA serves in the airborne hospital role while the Mi-17-2 is the Mi-8MTV-2. The Mi-8MTV-3 becomes the Mi-17V-3 and the Mi-8MTV-5 is the Mi-17V-5. The Mi-17V-7 is outfitted with VK-2500 engines and its loading ramp has been replaced by clam shell-style doors. The Mi-17M was a test bed for what became the Mi-17MD (Mi-17V-5). New avionics greeted the Mi-7KF. Night operations support was brought to the Mi-17N. General passenger hauling service was through the Mi-17P variant. The Mi-8MTG became the export Mi-17PG. The Mi-17S serves as a VIP passenger model. Various other designs have been added to the Mi-17 product line.

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June 2018 - India's border security service has taken on six refurbished Mi-17V model helicopters from Russian Helicopters. The service utilized ten V-models for various border-related missions.

March 2020 - Peru is in line to acquire additional Mi-171 units in large numbers.

Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 12,000 Units

Contractor(s): Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant - Soviet Union / Russian Helicopters / Kazan - Russia
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[ Afghanistan; Argentina; Bulgaria; Cambodia; China; Colombia; Croatia; India; Iraq; Kenya; Libya; Macedonia; Malaysia; Mexico; North Korea; Pakistan; Russia; Slovakia; Sri Lanka; South Sudan; Soviet Union; Thailand ]
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