Mil Mi-17 - NATO code: HIP-H

This is a medium multipurpose two-engine turbo-shaft helicopter of classic arrangement with a five-bladed main rotor and a three-bladed anti-torque tail rotor, designed predominantly for transport of personnel. The basic version of the Mi-17 has the NATO code of "HIP-H".

The Mi-17 helicopter, unlike its predecessor - Mi-8 helicopter - has a three-bladed anti-torque rotor at the left rear side, and the intake openings are equipped with deflectors separating solid particles from air (sand, dust, etc.).

The helicopter is equipped with excellent navigation and information system and modern design that enables safe day and night transport of personnel even under very adverse weather conditions. The basic version is used to fulfil military, police and civilian tasks. It is equipped with an effective system of air defence against infra-red-navigation missiles. The cockpit has three seats. The cargo compartment with its dimensions of 5.34 metres of length, 2.32 m of width, and 1.8 m of height, has a sliding door at the front left part of the fuselage and, at the rear, a large, double-wing loading door. It has a three-wheel non-retractable landing gear with a front double-tyred leg. An additional fuel tank can be mounted on each side of the fuselage to carry 1,830 litres of fuel in total.

Basic Tactical-technical Data

  • High-speed cruise: 250 km per hour
  • Typical cruise speed: 225 km per hour
  • Operation range with 25 passengers: 500 km
  • Tactical operation range: 350 km
  • Maximum flying distance: 930 km
  • Flight ceiling: 4,500 metres
  • Climbing close to surface: 4.5 metres per second
  • Engines: 2 x TV3-117MT of 1,435 kW each
  • Payload: 4,000 kg
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 7,055 kg
  • Maximum take-off weight: 13,000 kg
  • Length with rotating blades: 25.35 metres
  • Length of fuselage: 18.22 m
  • Height: 4.75 metres
  • Diameter of the main rotor: 21.29 metres
  • Diameter of the tail rotor: 3.91 metres

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