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  German Mil Mi-8 Hip-C Utility Helicopter - Search and Rescue (1:72 Scale)
German Mil Mi-8 Hip-C Utility Helicopter - Search and Rescue

Easy Model German Mil Mi-8 Hip-C Utility Helicopter - Search and Rescue




 
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Product Code: EM37044

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Easy Model EM37044 German Mil Mi-8 Hip-C Utility Helicopter - Search and Rescue (1:72 Scale) "Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

The Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name "Hip") is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. The first single-engine (AI-24W) prototype, W-8, flew in 9 July 1961. A second one with two AI-24W engines made its first flight on 17 September 1962. After few changes it was introduced into the Soviet Air Force by 1967 as Mi-8. There are numerous variants, including the Mi-8T which in addition to carrying twenty four soldiers is also armed with rockets and anti-tank guided missiles. The naval Mil Mi-14, and attack Mi-24 are derived from the Mi-8.

The Mi-8 is used by over 50 countries, including India, China and Iran; the latest variant, known as the Mi-8MT is more heavily armed and was introduced in 1981. The export version of this aircraft Mil Mi-17, employed by around 20 countries. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Rotorspan: 8-inches

Release Date: August 2009

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Spinning rotorblades
  • Detailed cockpit
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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