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Russia: Battle-hardened version of Mi-171Sh helicopter unveiled at MAKS 201702:03

Russia: Battle-hardened version of Mi-171Sh helicopter unveiled at MAKS 2017

Russian Federation, Zhukovski
July 19, 2017 at 10:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

A modified version of combat transport helicopter Mi-171Sh was unveiled by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant at the XIII International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovski, Wednesday.

The helicopter was designed taking into account Russia's combat experiences in Syria. "This is a modification of the Mi-8 AMTSh helicopter, a Mi-171Sh is an export version of it," said Sergei Migotskiy, Chief Designer of Ulan-Ude plant. He also added, that "we've tried to show a plenty of a new developments, which are supposed to attract interest from foreign buyers".

Mi-171Sh is designed for transporting and landing troops, fire support, and transportation of cargo up to 4,000 kilograms (8,818 lbs). The helicopter also can be used to destroy armoured vehicles, weapon emplacements and enemy's reinforcements.

MAKS 2017 is taking place from July 18-23, is set to feature some 84 aircraft from eight airborne crews performing over the course of the event, in which more than 770 companies representing 30 countries will participate.

Russia: Battle-hardened version of Mi-171Sh helicopter unveiled at MAKS 201702:03
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A modified version of combat transport helicopter Mi-171Sh was unveiled by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant at the XIII International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovski, Wednesday.

The helicopter was designed taking into account Russia's combat experiences in Syria. "This is a modification of the Mi-8 AMTSh helicopter, a Mi-171Sh is an export version of it," said Sergei Migotskiy, Chief Designer of Ulan-Ude plant. He also added, that "we've tried to show a plenty of a new developments, which are supposed to attract interest from foreign buyers".

Mi-171Sh is designed for transporting and landing troops, fire support, and transportation of cargo up to 4,000 kilograms (8,818 lbs). The helicopter also can be used to destroy armoured vehicles, weapon emplacements and enemy's reinforcements.

MAKS 2017 is taking place from July 18-23, is set to feature some 84 aircraft from eight airborne crews performing over the course of the event, in which more than 770 companies representing 30 countries will participate.

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