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Algeria
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Mi-171    Mi-171
   

   SAR version
   

   modified aircraft

   Mi-171Sh
   upgrade by Advanced Technologies and Engineering

   upgrade package with modern avionics, improved observation and
   sighting systems and flexible armament
   first built 2007

   modified aircraft

Bulgaria
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Mi-17    Mi-17
   

   fire fighting version with a 3-tonne water tank in the cabin
   first built October 1999

   

Mi-17    Mi-17
   

   transport version with modified self-defence equipment
   (electronic armor plate)

   

Canada
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Mi-17KF    Mi-17KF
   upgrade by Kelowna Flightcraft Kelowna

   glass cockpit upgrade

   modified aircraft: 1

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China
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Helicopter-DataBase Photo Mi-17 (upgrade by China 3) LH91706    Mi-17

   test version within the Z-10 program
   armed with eight air-to-air missiles TY-90 developed by China

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:9185 Mi-17-V7 (upgrade by China 2) 11251    Mi-17-V7

   SAR version
   modified for the People's Liberation Army Air Force
   

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:9186 Mi-17-V7 (upgrade by China 3) LH947xx    Mi-17-V7

   SAR version
   modified for the People's Liberation Army Army
   

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:3728 Mi-171 (upgrade by China 1) LH94742    Mi-171
   

   command version
   first noted 2008

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo Mi-171 (upgrade by China 8) LH99743    Mi-171

   version with a retractable battlefield surveillance radar (1)
   

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo Mi-171 (upgrade by China 6) LH99753    Mi-171

   version with a retractable battlefield surveillance radar (2)
   

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:12101 Mi-171 (upgrade by China 7) LH910708    Mi-171

   transport version with a terrain following radar
   

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:9183 Mi-171 (upgrade by China 4) LH94738    Mi-171

   version with multiple blade antennas and
   a hemispherical antenna installed beneath the fuselage
   

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:9097 Mi-171 (upgrade by China 3) LH95766    Mi-171
   

   version with a cylindrical antenna installed on top of the tail boom
   

   modified aircraft

Croatia
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Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:1637 Mi-8MTV-1 (upgrade by ZTC) H-253 95878    Mi-8MTV-1
   upgrade by Aeronautical Technical Center Velika Gorica

   VIP version
   modified for the Croatian Air Force and Air Defence
   first built 2006

   modified aircraft: 2

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:8052 Mi-8PS (upgrade by ZTC) 276 10662    Mi-8PS   
   upgrade by Aeronautical Technical Center Velika Gorica

   transport version with rescue hoist
   modified for the Croatian Air Force and Air Defence
   first noted August 2008 (?)

   modified aircraft: 1

Czechoslovakia
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   Mi-17Z-2
   

   electronic intelligence and electronic countermeasures version
   

   modified aircraft: 2

Czech Republic
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Helicopter-DataBase Mi-8T (upgrade by LOM Praha) OK-YXB 041032    Mi-8T
   upgrade by LOM Praha

   fire fighting version
   first reported 1993

   modified aircraft: 1

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:1766 Mi-17SOR (upgrade by LOM Praha) 0835 108M35    Mi-17SOR
   upgrade by LOM Praha

   upgrade with new navigation / communication systems and
   modified self-defence equipment
   first built 2001 (?)

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:3339 Mi-17 (upgrade by LOM Praha) 573 108M22    Mi-17
   upgrade by LOM Praha

   upgrade for the Afghan National Army Air Corps
   first built 2007

   modified aircraft: 6

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:4171 Mi-171Sh (upgrade by LOM Praha) 9837 59489619837    Mi-171Sh
   upgrade by LOM Praha

   upgrade with new cockpit lay-out, modified communication, navigation and
   identification systems, NVG improvement and advanced self-defence equipment
   first built 2008

   modified aircraft: 8

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:8153 Mi-17-1V (upgrade by LOM Praha) 0811 108M11    Mi-17-1V
   upgrade by LOM Praha

   civil transport version modified for Afghanistan

   first built 2011

   modified aircraft: 4

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:7944 Mi-8T (upgrade by LOM Praha) OK-SFB 10534    Mi-8T
   upgrade by LOM Praha

   civil transport version modified for a German customer

   first built 2012

   modified aircraft: 1

Finland
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   Mi-8T
   

   transport version with undernose weather radar (1st version)
   

   modified aircraft: 4

   Mi-8T
   

   transport version with undernose weather radar (2nd version)
   and non-standard equipment
   

   modified aircraft: 8

   Mi-8PS
   

   passenger-salon version with undernose weather radar (2nd version)
   and non-standard equipment
   

   modified aircraft: 2

Israel
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Mi-17 with the Flight Guard Self Protection System    Mi-171
   upgrade by Israel Aerospace Industries Tel Aviv

   modification of Sri Lanka Air Force Mi-171
   with the Flight Guard Self Protection System

   modified aircraft

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Mi-17-V5 with the Flight Guard Self Protection System    Mi-17-V5
   upgrade by Israel Aerospace Industries Tel Aviv

   modification of Sri Lanka Air Force Mi-17-V5
   with the Flight Guard Self Protection System

   modified aircraft

Mi-172 "ANDOR"    Mi-172 "ANDOR"
   upgrade by Elbit Systems Haifa

   modular modernization project
   first reported 2000

   modified aircraft: 1

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Mi-17 "PEAK17"    Mi-17 "PEAK17"
   upgrade by Israel Aerospace Industries Tel Aviv

   Tactical Upgrade Package
   first reported 2001

   modified aircraft: 1

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Mi-17 "MISSION PLUS"    Mi-17 "MISSION PLUS"
   upgrade by Israel Aerospace Industries Tel Aviv

   Tactical Upgrade Package
   first reported 2006

   modified aircraft: 1

Mi-17 "JASMIN"    Mi-17 "JASMIN"
   upgrade by Elbit Systems Haifa

   modification of Macedonian Air Force Mi-17
   with the ANVIS/HUD-24 system
   first built 2004

   modified aircraft: 2

Mi-17 "ALEKSANDAR"    Mi-17 "ALEKSANDAR"
   upgrade by Elbit Systems Haifa

   modification of Macedonian Air Force Mi-17
   first built 2006

   modified aircraft: 2

Mi-8MT "ALEKSANDAR"    Mi-8MT "ALEKSANDAR"
   upgrade by Elbit Systems Haifa

   modification of Macedonian Air Force Mi-8MT
   first built 2006 (?)

   modified aircraft: 2

Lithuania
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Mi-8T    Mi-8T
   modification by Helisota Kaunas

   SAR version with rescue hoist LPG-150, weather radar and SX-16 searchlight
   first noted June 2000 (?)

   modified aircraft

Mi-8MTV-1    Mi-8MTV-1

   transport version with 4 Pylons, weather radar and SX-16 searchlight
   first noted July 2005 (?)

   modified aircraft: 1

Mi-17-1V    Mi-17-1V
   modification by ASU Baltija Kaunas

   modification of Hungarian Air Force Mi-17-1V
   with the rescue hoist SLG-300
   first built 2007 (?)

   modified aircraft

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Mi-8MTV-1    Mi-8MTV-1
   modification by AviaBaltika Kaunas

   sea search version with radar RDR-1500B and FLIR Sea Star SAFIRE II
   first noted September 2007 (?)

   modified aircraft

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Mi-8T    Mi-8T
   modification by ASU Baltija Kaunas

   SAR version with rescue hoist SLG-300 and observation system STAR SAFIRE III
   first built 2008 (?)

   modified aircraft

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Mi-8T    Mi-8T
   modification by Helisota Kaunas

   SAR version with rescue hoist LPG-150 and FLIR
   first noted June 2008 (?)

   modified aircraft

Mi-8T    Mi-8T
   modification by Helisota Kaunas

   SAR version with rescue hoist HS-20200 and FLIR
   first noted July 2008 (?)

   modified aircraft

Mi-8T    Mi-8T
   modification by Helisota Kaunas

   upgrade according to requirements of the Polish police aviation
   first noted September 2008 (?)

   modified aircraft

Mi-8PS    Mi-8PS
   modification by Helisota Kaunas

   VIP version with air conditioning system
   first noted October 2008 (?)

   modified aircraft: 1

Mi-8T    Mi-8T
   modification by ASU Baltija Kaunas

   upgrade according to requirements of UN/WFP missions
   first built 2009 (?)

   modified aircraft: 3

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Mi-8MTV-1    Mi-8MTV-1
   modification by ASU Baltija Kaunas

   SAR version with rescue hoist SLG-300 and observation system STAR SAFIRE III
   first built 2009 (?)

   modified aircraft: 1

Mi-8T    Mi-8T
   modification by Helisota Kaunas

   transport version with rescue hoist LPG-150 and SX-16 searchlight
   first noted June 2010 (?)

   modified aircraft

Mi-17-1V    Mi-17-1V

   SAR version with FLIR
   first noted June 2010 (?)

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:8832 Mi-17-1V (upgrade by ASU Baltija 2) RAF-1209 646M09    Mi-17-1V
   modification by ASU Baltija Kaunas

   upgrade of Rwandan Air Force Mi-17-1V
   for participation in UN missions in Africa
   first built 2011

   modified aircraft

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Mexico
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Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:4384 Mi-8MTV-1 1711    Mi-8MTV-1

   transport version with non-standard weapon pylons and NATO armament
   modified for the Mexican Air Force

   first noted 2007 (?)

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Peru
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Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:8019 Mi-17-1V EP-604 Peruvian army aviation armed with the HMP-250A1DC gun pod    Mi-17-1V
   modification by Desarrollos Industriales Casanave

   transport version with additional NATO armament
   modified for the Peruvian army aviation

   first built December 2010

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Poland
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Mi-8D    Mi-8D
   (D = Dowódcza = Command)
   modification by Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr.1 Łódź

   airborne command post version

   modified aircraft: 3

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Mi-8T/S    Mi-8T/S
   (T/S = Transportowa/Salonka = Transport/Salon)
   modification by Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr.1 Łódź

   salon version for 7 passengers built for Polish army aviation

   modified aircraft: 1

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Mi-8RL-T    Mi-8RL-T    [ 1 ]
   (RL = Ratownictwa lądowego = Land Rescue)
   modification by Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr.1 Łódź

   land search and rescue version on the basis of Mi-8T
   

   modified aircraft: 1

Mi-8RL-PS    Mi-8RL-PS    [ 1 ]
   (RL = Ratownictwa lądowego = Land Rescue)
   modification by Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr.1 Łódź

   land search and rescue version on the basis of Mi-8PS
   

   modified aircraft: 3

Mi-17AE    Mi-17AE
   (AE = Aeromedyczna ewakuacja = Aeromedical Evacuation)
   modification by Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr.1 Łódź

   MEDEVAC version
   first built 2006

   modified aircraft: 2

Mi-8P    Mi-8P
   modification by Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr.1 Łódź

   salon version for 22 passengers built for Polish air force
   first built 2009

   modified aircraft: 1

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Mi-8PL    Mi-8 / 17PL
   (PL = Polska = Poland)
   
   only mock-up
   built 2010

   modified aircraft: 1

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Serbia
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Mi-8T VZ Moma Stanojlović    Mi-8T
   upgrade by Vazduhoplovni Zavod "Moma Stanojlović" Batajnica

   transport version with new armament and
   modified navigation / communication systems
   first built 2011

   modified aircraft: 1

Slovakia
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   Mi-17M
   upgrade by Letecké opravovne Trenčín

   upgrade with new navigation / communication systems and
   modified self-defence equipment
   first built 2001 (?)

   modified aircraft

   Mi-17 ELINT    [ 1 ]
   upgrade by Letecké opravovne Trenčín

   electronic intelligence version
   first built 2001

   modified aircraft: 1

   Mi-17 LZPS
   upgrade by Letecké opravovne Trenčín

   search and rescue version
   first built 2006

   modified aircraft: 4

Ukraine
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Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:7826 Mi-17 (upgrade by Aviakon) A-2603 223M108    Mi-17
   upgrade by Aviakon Konotop

   modification of Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force Mi-17
   in the VIP version with weather radar
   first built 2008 (?)

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:7820 Mi-8T (upgrade by Aviakon) A-2601    Mi-8T
   upgrade by Aviakon Konotop

   modification of Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force Mi-8T
   with weather radar
   first built 2008 (?)

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:7824 Mi-8MTV-1 (upgrade by Aviakon 1) A-2605 96061    Mi-8MTV-1
   upgrade by Aviakon Konotop

   modification of Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force Mi-8MTV-1
   with weather radar
   first built 2008 (?)

   modified aircraft

Mi-8T    Mi-8T
   upgrade by Aviakon Konotop

   modification of Ukrainian Border Guard Mi-8Ts with searchlight SX-16
   first built 2008

   

Mi-8T    Mi-8T
   upgrade by Aviakon Konotop

   upgrade with FLIR payload
   first built 2008

   

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:6187 Mi-8MTV with TV3-117VMA-SBM1V engines (upgrade by Aviakon) 95238    Mi-8MTV
   upgrade by Aviakon Konotop

   upgrade with more powerful engines TV3-117VMA-SBM1V
   first built 2010

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:5868 Mi-17-V5 (upgrade by Aviakon) N7040J 004M161    Mi-17-V5
   upgrade by Aviakon Konotop

   glass cockpit upgrade
   first noted September 2010

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:7910 Mi-8MTV-1 (upgrade by Aviakon 2) A-2604 95935    Mi-8MTV-1
   upgrade by Aviakon Konotop

   modification of Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force Mi-8MTV-1
   with weather radar and rescue hoist
   first noted 2010

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:8142 Mi-8MSB with TV3-117VMA-SBM1V 4E series engines (upgrade by Motor Sich)    Mi-8MSB
   upgrade by Motor Sich

   upgrade with more powerful engines TV3-117VMA-SBM1V 4E series
   first built 2011

   modified aircraft

Helicopter-DataBase Photo ID:8330 Mi-8T (upgrade by Sevastopol Aircraft Plant) YI-572    Mi-8T
   upgrade by Sevastopol Aircraft Plant

   upgrade for the Iraq Army Aviation
   first built 2012 (?)

   modified aircraft

United Arab Emirates
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Mi-171E    Mi-171E
   upgrade by Airfreight Aviation Ltd Sharjah

   modification according to requirements of the Iraqi Army Aviation
   first built 2010

   modified aircraft

Mi-17-V5    Mi-17-V5
   upgrade by Airfreight Aviation Ltd Sharjah

   modification according to requirements of the Afghan Air Force
   first built 2010

   modified aircraft

Yugoslavia
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HT-40 with emergency floatation system    HT-40
   modification by Vazduhoplovni Zavod "Moma Stanojlović" Batajnica

   test rotorcraft with emergency floatation system
   

   modified aircraft: 1

HT-40E    HT-40E
   modification by Vazduhoplovni Zavod "Moma Stanojlović" Batajnica

   electronic intelligence and electronic countermeasures version
   

   modified aircraft: 4

HT-40 with composite rotor blades    HT-40
   modification by Vazduhoplovni Zavod "Moma Stanojlović" Batajnica

   test rotorcraft with composite rotor blades
   

   modified aircraft: 1

  Notes:  
[1] unofficial type designation used by Helicopter-DataBase.Net
Mi-8 DataBase last updated 15Jun2017