Senegalese AF MI-8

Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby dinger on Fri 24 May 2013, 7:06 pm

Noted during a recent stop over in Dakar.

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Mi-8 6W-SHT Dakar by finband76, on Flickr

Slightly unusual and fairly rare.

Dinger.
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby Jonesy on Fri 24 May 2013, 7:11 pm

Oh now that is just pure filth. I love it.
Why so serious?
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby Rory76 on Fri 24 May 2013, 7:30 pm

Don't get many of them to the pound.

Nice catch
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby urkles on Fri 24 May 2013, 7:35 pm

That is a rare beast
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby swingy on Fri 24 May 2013, 7:54 pm

Agree with Jonesy. Great shot. :clap:
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby Bogdan on Sat 25 May 2013, 4:49 am

This is a Mi-17. Nice catch.

Interesting that the heater KO-50 is missing.
Game over, man!
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby Maisie on Sat 25 May 2013, 8:53 am

It's actually a Mil 17-2VA, not that I'm complaining! Nice catch and v-rare! :clap:
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby Bogdan on Sat 25 May 2013, 11:21 am

That's an odd type for Mi-17. 'VA' models are flying hospitals. I'm not sure what model is this (I think it's a 1V model) but I can say it was built at Kazan plant. At one point in its service life had the KO-50 heater and it doesn't look it has been fitted with medical equipment.
Game over, man!
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby Maisie on Sat 25 May 2013, 11:34 am

Bogdan wrote:That's an odd type for Mi-17. 'VA' models are flying hospitals. I'm not sure what model is this (I think it's a 1V model) but I can say it was built at Kazan plant. At one point in its service life had the KO-50 heater and it doesn't look it has been fitted with medical equipment.



Going by Rotorspot - http://www.rotorspot.nl/current/6v-c.php

Although, says it's a Mil-1-V5 here - http://www.helicopter-database.de/open. ... photo=1577

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6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby shaggie on Sat 25 May 2013, 5:11 pm

Now kev that is a stunner !!
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Re: Senegalese AF MI-8

Postby dinger on Sat 25 May 2013, 5:29 pm

Many thanks for the replies. I am not very hot on my Russian Helicopter ID's so finding out it is in fact an Mi-17 has helped me.

Regards,

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