Mi-171Sh Specifications, One of the Best Helicopters Made in Russia

Mi-171Sh Specifications, One of the Best Helicopters Made in Russia
Mi-171Sh Specifications, One of the Best Helicopters Made in Russia

Moscow - Russia is known as one of the countries with the strongest military in the world. Not only are they supported by quality soldiers, they also have a lot of qualified weapons and combat equipment. Not only are they used by their own soldiers, some of them are also exported to other countries that are really interested in them. Of the many, one of them is the Mi-171Sh helicopter.

Quoted from the Eurasian Times, the Russian-owned defense company Rosoboronexport announced that it would soon sign a new export contract despite the war with Ukraine. Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev said that foreign countries are showing interest in a number of his combat equipment, including the Mi-171Sh helicopter.

So, what exactly is the sophistication of this Russian-made helicopter?

The Mi-171Sh helicopter is a variant of the Mi-171 designed by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP). Quoted from Army Technology, this transport helicopter was introduced to the global market in 2002 by Rosoboronexport. Furthermore, the Mi-171Sh is usually deployed in various missions, such as transporting attack troops, cargo transportation, attack support, air-to-ground attacks, military escort, medical evacuation, to combat search and rescue (CSAR).

In its form, this helicopter is specifically designed to operate in combat missions. The design incorporates a five-blade main rotor, tail rotor and non-retractable landing gear. Meanwhile, with a capacity of three crew members in the cockpit, the cabin can carry up to 36 soldiers. In addition, they are also equipped with modern avionics and instrumental equipment intended to operate in all weather conditions.

Then, the Mi-171Sh also has armor protection in several parts to increase its durability. Turning to weapons, this Russian helicopter is equipped with the Shturm-V high-precision missile system. This missile can destroy air targets with the use of high-power warheads. In addition, there are also hardpoints for carrying up to 80 S-8 rockets and a 23mm GSh-23L cannon with an ammunition load of up to 500 rounds.

Then there are also small arms such as the 7.62 mm PKT machine gun and the like. Meanwhile, on the power side, there are two Klimov TV3-117VM turboshaft engines mounted above the fuselage. The Mi-171Sh can fly at a maximum altitude of 6,000m and has a maximum take-off weight of 13,000kg.

As for the maximum speed itself is 250 km / h, and its range (without additional fuel tanks) can reach 580 km. This helicopter is one of the best products made in Russia.

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