The Mi-8MT series began production at the Kazan Helicopter Plant in 1977. Aircraft produced from this year onwards are equipped with more modern TV3-117MT engines. At first these helicopters equipped with TV3-117 engines were produced less than the previous models equipped with TV2-117 series engines, but as the war in Afghanistan continued, the Soviet army began to reconsider the production of this type of aircraft. Before the mid-1980s, the Mi -8MT and its extended models have become the mainstream in the production plan. As of 2001, Kazan Helicopter Plant has cumulatively produced more than 3,000 helicopters equipped with TV3-117MT and TV3-117VM engines.
In 1981, the Mi-8MT made its public debut at the 34th Paris Air Show. For advertising and foreign sales reasons, the export model was given the designation Mi-17, which has six external hardpoints. Can mount missiles, bombs, small arms and machine guns.
|product name||Mi-8MT “Hippo-H” helicopter|
|product type||Plastic Model Aircraft Kit|
|model size||Length: 525.5mm Rotor Diameter: 443.7mm|
|total number of parts||270+|
|etched parts||1 piece|
|Total number of offset plates||14 sprues|
|more description|| – Detailed fuselage w/accurate design|
– Canopy made from clear parts
– Finely detailed cockpit,gear cabin,
– photo-etched parts included