Mil-8 helicopters with different modifications have been created by Design Bureau named after Mil and are the major part of GAZPROMAVIA helicopter fleet. The company has 45 helicopters of this type with different modifications:
Ц Mil-8T performs passenger / cargo transportation and air-patrol of the gaz pipelines;
Ц Mil-8P Ц passenger version created on Mil-8T base;
Ц Mil-8MTV Ц has more powerful engines, can work with an external load and perform search and rescue activities;
Ц Mil-8AMT Ц passenger version created on Mil-8MTV base;
Ц Mil-8PS Ц passenger version created on Mil-8T base;
Ц Mil-8MTV УsaloonФ Ц for VIP passengers carrying.
Cruising speed Ц 225 km/h (140 knots)
Flight range with passengers Ц 500 km (310 km)
Maximum payload Ц 4,000 kg
Maximum external load Ц 3,000 kg
Maximum load hung by on-boar boom Ц 150 kg
Maximum seating payload Ц 22 passengers.
Capacity of the УsaloonФ version is 9 people.