IAF Mil Mi-8/Mi-17

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Most of the Helis in the video don't have heat suppressors.......I thought those things were standard on the V5's although they have the metal plate to shield pilots from direct fire :confused:
 

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Most of the Helis in the video don't have heat suppressors.......I thought those things were standard on the V5's although they have the metal plate to shield pilots from direct fire :confused:
Putting those shield also cause aerodynamic drag coz loss of speed so put of when not needed..

Plates are put to prevent 7.62x51mm rounds or even bigger rounds..
 

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few things iam proud of IAF precured good :thumb::thumb::thumb:. pls replace cheetah and chetak also:lol::lol:
 

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A powerful machine and timely too.

However, the NDTV commentator seems to overdo the hyperbole.

The Kargil context was a bit thick!

Such misrepresentation degrades the gravity of the commentary.
 
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The Mi-17V-5 weapon systems
The helicopter is armed with Shturm-V missiles, S-8 rockets, a 23mm machine gun, PKT machine guns and AKM sub-machine guns. It features eight firing posts for aiming the weapons.

The onboard armament allows the crew to engage enemy personnel, armoured vehicles, land-based targets, fortified fire posts, and other fixed and moving targets.
 

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Above a Klimov TV3-117VM and VK-2500 Turbo-Shaft Engines
The powerplant of the Mi-17V-5 integrates either Klimov TV3-117VM or VK-2500 turbo-shaft engine. The TV3-117VM develops a maximum power of 2,100hp, whereas the VK-2500 provides a power output of 2,700hp.

The VK-2500 is an upgraded version of the TV3-117VM engine family. It is equipped with a new full-authority digital control system (FADEC).

The Mi-17V-5 has a maximum speed of 250km/h, and a standard range of 580km, which can be extended to 1,065km when fitted with two auxiliary fuel tanks. It can fly at a maximum altitude 6,000 m.
 

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Looks really cool
It's hard to tell at a first glance that it's an Mi-17 derivative.Or is it ? Correct me if I'm wrong
 

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