More about Mil-17 helicopters
The Mi-17 helicopters are helicopters Mi-8 with two GTE TVZ-MC take-off power on CV, and improved performance characteristics. Development of the Mi-17 was completed in 1980 and in 1981. it was first demonstrated at the aerospace exhibition in Paris.
Since 1981, when the Mi-17 helicopters got its start in life, released a large number of its modifications in the civil version. Consider some of them. Mi-P is designed to carry passengers, there is a variant of “Salon”, which is used for VIP-persons. The rescue helicopter Mi-17, the photo of which is given in the article, has index M, equipped with a boom winch and an onboard searchlight to locate objects at night. Mi-17-1V helicopter transport vehicle with increased engine power and payload capacity.
The rotor is equipped with a vibration damper, the blades are made of fiberglass. The Mi-17 is equipped with two gas turbine power plants with a capacity of 1400 kW. In case of failure of one unit, it is possible to continue flying on the remaining engine. As the transmission uses the gearbox VR-14.
The Mi-17 helicopter uses the equipment, providing piloting in adverse weather conditions and at night, and on military versions of the device of ejection of heat flares and chaff.