The evolution of Russia's famous Hip heavy-duty helicopter family

There's no doubt that the omnipresent Mil Mi-8/17/171 (NATO reporting name: Hip) helicopter family is widely regarded as a modern classic for heavy-duty applications. The chopper’s latest derivatives -manufactured at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP) and Kazan Helicopters (KH) – enjoy high demand worldwide, while continuing to evolve.

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