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AMK AVANTGARDE 88010 1/48 MI-17 HIP HELICOPTER

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AMK AVANTGARDE 88010 1/48 MI-17 HIP HELICOPTER

This stunning example of the Mil Mi-17 comes with over 240 detailed plastic parts and includes decals and etch parts…

The original Mi-8 was phenomenally successful. However it had problems flying in mountainous terrain due to lack of engine power.
It was fitted with 1 400-shp engines. An improved version was fitted with better Klimov TV3-117MT engines, developing 1 874 shp each,
to produce the Mi-17. As a result the Mi-17 has better high altitude and overall performance. It was an important feature for some of its export operators,
such as India. New engines dramatically reduced fuel consumption. Furthermore the Mi-17 it can limp back home with one of the engines destroyer or damaged.
In the event of failure another engine automatically increases its power to 2 195 shp. This allows to continue the flight.
The major visible difference of the Mi-17 is a tail rotor. On the Mi-17 it was repositioned and is located on the left side, while the original Mi-8 a tail rotor is on the right side.
The Mi-17 also has several other minor improvements, such as new rotor hub made of titanium alloy, different electric grid, and so on.

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