Mil Mi-8

family of transport helicopters

The Mil Mi-8 is one of the most famous helicopters built in USSR during the Cold War. It is used for transport and attack by more than 50 countries in the world. It's the basis of Mil Mi-14 and Mil Mi-17 helicopters.

Mil Mi-8
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Russian Mil Mi-8
Role Helicopter
National origin USSR
Manufacturer Mil
First flight July 7th, 1961.
Introduction 1967
Status Active
Primary user Soviet Air Force.
Number built more than 17000 examples


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