Aircraft Overview

Mi-17 (NATO designation: Hip) is a twin-turbine heavy multi-purpose helicopter. The aircraft has proven itself as a reliable transport in the freezing conditions of the Arctic, the heat of Africa, and the high mountains of Afghanistan and India. It was first introduced in the Soviet Air Force in 1967 and its various versions have been in production ever since with the latest model going into serial production in 2017.

  • 28,660 lbs MTOW
  • 135 knots Speed
  • 8,820 lbs Cargo
  • 19,685 ft Ceiling
  • 626 nmi Range
  • 3/26 PAX

Technical Capabilities

The helicopter can lift up to 4,000 kg (approx. 8,820 lbs) internally or on external sling and has the operating ceiling of 6,000 meters (approx. 16,405 ft). It can be converted for cargo, passenger or combi (passenger and cargo) operations. It has the maximum range (with auxiliary tanks) of 1,160 km (approx. 626 nmi). Over the years of service, Mi-17 has proven itself a reliable and trusted aircraft under the harshest of conditions during military and humanitarian missions all over the world.

28,660 lbs
135 knots
8,820 lbs
19,685 ft
626 nmi

Mission Profile

The aircraft can be used for a wide range of missions from carrying people, including emergency evacuations, and cargo to firefighting.

Models & Modifications

Dual purpose multi-role helicopter capable of carrying 24 passengers
Civilian multi-role helicopter capable of carrying up to 26 passengers or up to 37 troops
Civilian helicopter capable of carrying 26 passengers. Has greater range without auxiliary tanks (715 km/386 nmi) but can carry only 3,000 kg (6,614 lbs) on external sling
The newest member of the Mi-17 family with external load capability of 5,000 kg (11,000 lbs)
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