Authors Jakub Fojtík
Release date 2019-10-12
Format A4, 260 pages (260 in colour)
Price 29.00 GBP
This publication covers the legendary Soviet multipurpose Mi-8 Hip helicopter. It describes not only the history and status of the original Mi-8 variants powered by TV2-117 engines starting with the V-8 prototype and the Mi-8MT (for export known as Mi-17) models powered by TV3-117 engines, but also the Mi-8AMT (Mi-171) family up to the latest Mi-8AMTSh-VN special operations variant. Each version is introduced by its development and production history and followed by details of its service and export. A separate chapter is dedicated to the detailed description of all Mi-8/17/171 family upgrades carried out by Belorussian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Finnish, French, Israeli, Lithuanian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, South African, Turkish, UAE, UK, Ukrainian, US, Yugoslavian and of course Russian companies.