Czech Mi-17 HIP

The Mil Mi-17 (also known as the Mi-8MT, NATO reporting name "Hip-H") is a Russian helicopter currently in production at two factories in Kazan and Ulan-Ude.

Developed from the basic Mi-8 airframe, the Mi-17 was fitted with the larger TV3-117MT engines, rotors, and transmission developed for the Mi-14, along with fuselage improvements for heavier loads.


Optional engines for 'hot and high' conditions are the 1545kW (2070 shp) Isotov TV3-117VM.


Recent exports to China and Venezuela for use in high mountains have the new VK-2500 version of the engine with FADEC control.

The designation Mi-17 is for export; Russian armed forces call it Mi-8MT. The Mi-17 can be recognized because it has the tail rotor on the port side instead of the starboard side, and dust shields in front of the engine intakes. Engine cowls are shorter than on the TV2 powered Mi-8, not extending as far over the cockpit, and an opening for bleed-valve outlet is present forward of the exhaust.

MI-17 HIP H Specifications
Type Multi-role transport helicopter gunship
Manufacturer Mil
Accommodation Two pilots and one flight engineer and up to 32 troops or 12 stretchers
Armament 12.7mm machinegun in the nose, two 7.62mm or one 12.7mm MG, AT-2C Swatter or AT-3 Sagger ATGMs, 57mm rocket pods (16 each), 80mm rocket pods (20 each), 250kg bombs, 500kg bombs

Max Speed 250km/h

Main Rotor Diameter 21.5m
Length 18.4m
Height 5.7m
Weight max take off weight 13,000kg
Powerplant Two Klimov TV3-117VM turboshafts producing 2225shp (1,450kW) each
Variants Number of variants produced including Mi171Sh