Country of Origin CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).
Similar Aircraft Mi-17 Hip H, Puma, Mi-2 Hoplite, Super Frelon.
Crew Two (three with flight engineer).
Role Armed assault-transport (24 equipped troops, light weapons, and vehicles).
Armament Rockets, antitank missiles, machine gun, bombs.
Dimensions Length: 61 ft (18.32 m). Rotor diameter: 70 ft (21.3 m).

Mi-8 Hip WEFT Description

Wings Large, five-blade main rotor over the engine at the body midsection. Weapon-carrying platform at lower body midsection.
Engine(s) Twin turboshafts mounted on top of the fuselage. Two round air intakes just above the cockpit. Rounded exhaust ports.
Fuselage Long, bus-like body with rounded nose and glassed-in cockpit. Two fuel pods offset and mounted low on the body. Upswept rear section. Tricycle landing gear.
Tail Tail boom tapers to the small, swept-back, and tapered fin with rotor on top right or left. Small flats mounted forward of the fin.

Countries which Fly the Mi-8 Hip

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cambodia, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Madagascar, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, North Yemen, People’s Republic of China, Slovakia, SouthYemen, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

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