MI-8 MTV / AMT

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BELL 206
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BELL 407
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EAGLE 407HP
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BELL 205
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BK 117

The Mil 8 helicopter is the world’s most-produced helicopter, operating in all corners of the globe. This aircraft type has been operating in PNG for more than 25 years and has an impeccable safety and operation record.  

The Mil 8 helicopter has twin engines and a cruise speed of 120 to 130 knots. The Mil 8 AMT variant has a payload of 4 tonnes whereas the Mil 8 MTV variant can lift up to 5 tonnes. This aircraft has the ability to carry high-value internal loads to the remotest of locations when required.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3 (pilot, copilot, flight engineer)
  • Capacity: 4,000 kg AMT, 5,000 kg MTV on internal/external hardpoints
  • Length: 18.17 m (59 ft 7 in)
  • Empty weight: 7,260 kg (16,006 lb)
  • Gross weight: 11,100 kg (24,471 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 13,000 kg (28,660 lb) 
  • Fuel capacity: 3,700 l (980 US gal; 810 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Klimov TV3-117Mt turboshaft engines, 1,454 kW (1,950 hp) each
  • Main rotor diameter: 21.29 m (69 ft 10 in)
    Main rotor area: 356 m2 (3,830 sq ft)
  • Blade section: NACA 23012

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph, 140 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 230 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)
  • Range: 610 km (380 mi, 330 nmi)
  • Ferry range: 960 km (600 mi, 520 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
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