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    An Indian

    I read earlier about 1-2 yrs back that..China bought the entire production line of MI-17 V5 and shifted to China…not sure if these or some parts of these IAF MI-17 V5 s are now sourced from Chinese production lines.
    Regards,

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    Anonymous

    can u please explain the concept of extra plates on front ..its called dolphin nose I suppose…but don't knows its uses..is it used for extra protection or to provide more agility or wat??

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  3. 3

    ArkAngel

    Love the new nose/cockpit area!

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  4. 4

    Sarab aka Mirza

    what is different from previously hold Mi 17 chopper?

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    Anonymous

    The "extra fittings" to carry gun/rocket pods were carried out during Kargil. Are they going to be standard fitment on the new bunch of Mi-17V5's that are soon to be inducted?

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  6. 6

    Anonymous

    Shiv sirji you should have posted the features of mil mi 17 v5.

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    Anonymous

    First of all, these are the first Indian Military Helos that I have seen with wire-cutters above and below the cockpit.

    Secondly, the position of the wire-cutter below the cockpit has not been well thought through, as it is positioned behind the two non-retractable left & right pitot tubes. This means the pitot tubes will be damaged every time the pilot tries to use below the cockpit wire-cutter.

    Bad, bad design. They must fix this ASAP.

    My2cents from Oz.

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  8. 8

    Mr. Ra

    That is a good news.

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  9. 9

    Anonymous

    Cooool Bird!!!!

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  10. 11

    Anonymous

    In May 2008 licensed production of the Mi-17 started in China, with production being led by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant JSC and the Sichuan Lantian Helicopter Company Limited in Chengdu, Sichuan province. The plant built 20 helicopters in 2008, using Russian Ulan-Ude-supplied kits; production is expected to reach 80 helicopters per year eventually. The variants to be built by Lantian will include Mi-171, Mi-17V5, and Mi-17V7.

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  11. 12

    Anonymous

    Face looks like the American Blackhawk.

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  12. 13

    Unknown

    Are we going to get any pics/video of the Induction ceremony today? I mean it was rather big as the Defence minister himself went so I's assume there was some press present.

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  13. 14

    Anonymous

    First off, these are Russian made helicopters. They are made by Kazan Helicopters.(Kazan makes the Mi-17V5, Ulan-Ude makes the Mi-171 – more or less the same chopper, equal in capabilities). China has just a licensed ASSEMBLY for its own market (military).
    The plates on the sides of the cockpit are armor plates, to protect the pilots. There's also extra armor inside the cockpiter where there are no outside armor plates.
    What's the difference between these and old Mi-17s? Worlds. If India didn't cheap out, they have a fully digital glass cockpit. ALso they come standard with new and stronger engines, a rear ramp (instead of clamshell doors on the old Mi-17s), an extra door on the port side, a larger door on the standard side…there's plenty of difference, just search a little on the internet. 🙂

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    hotgene

    Hi Shiv,

    Yesterday i went to Singapore air show and to Indian stall. I have a few photos of LCA mockup and MFD's of LCA. I want to share them. Please let me know if you want to post them.

    -Pradeep

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  15. 16

    Aneesh

    Is these helos and supposed to be follow on order for another 71 (80+71, in total if i am right) are being imported. Does India have plan to manufacture (assemble) them using HAL.

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  16. 17

    Shiv Aroor

    @hotgene/pradeep: Feel free to send anything you like to livefist at gmail dot com.

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  17. 18

    hotgene

    Thanks Shiv, will send them tonight…

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