1 Mi 8 Flight Over the Snow Covered City

Mi 8 Flight Over the Snow Covered City

Posted on April 30, 2013 by team


Mi-8 helicopter has been produced since the 1960s being one of the most popular in the world history. According to the number of the produced vehicles it only concedes to light multi-purpose and transport helicopters Bell UH-1 "Iroquois" and "Huey" but still being the most mass produced two-engine helicopter in the world. In general there have been built 12 000 Mi-8 helicopters, 2 000 of them have been exported to more than 40 countries of the world. Half of them are still being used.

One more world record is the number of Mi-8 modifications - there are more than 80 of them - transport, passenger, military, medical, agricultural ones etc. Yes, this model can perform a great number of tasks in different spheres of human activity all over the planet.

Today we gonna fly over the snow covered city Surgut on one of such helicopters.

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Some more interesting facts about Mi-8 helicopter:
- average annual production of the helicopter is about 350 units.
- one unit of the helicopter costs from 14,5 to 17,5 million dollars depending on the modification.
- one hour of a flight costs 3,5 thousand dollars.
- each hour the helicopter consumes about 700 kg of fuel.
- Mi-8 was being used in fifteen wars and serious armed conflicts around the world.


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One Response to “Mi 8 Flight Over the Snow Covered City”

  1. Geoff says:

    Would be nice to have pointed out some of the sites shown. There looks to be a little village in one of the early shots, surrounded by a fence – what is that? For an old copter, it is in very good condition.
    Thank you for this post, very interesting

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