The Mil Mi-8 (Russian: Ми-8, NATO reporting name: Hip) is a Soviet-designed medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. The Mi-8 is one of the world's most-produced helicopters, used by over 50 countries. Russia is the main producer and the largest operator of the Mi-8/Mi-17 helicopter.
|Role||Assault transport helicopter|
|Design group||Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant|
|Built by||Kazan Helicopter Plant
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant
|First flight||7 July 1961|
|Primary users||Soviet Union (historical)
ca. 80 other countries
|Developed into||Mil Mi-14|
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