Product Idea

Helicopter Mil Mi-171 (Mi-8 modification)

About helicopter

The Mil Mi-8 (RussianМи-8NATO reporting nameHip) is a medium twin-turbine helicopter, originally designed by the Soviet Union, and now produced by Russia. In addition to its most common role as a transport helicopter, the Mi-8 is also used as an airborne command post, armed gunship, and reconnaissance platform. Along with the related, more powerful Mil Mi-17, the Mi-8 is among the world's most-produced helicopters, used by over 50 countries. As of 2015, it is the third most common operational military aircraft in the world.

The Mil Mi-171 - Export version of the Mi-17

Tech specs

  • Length: 18.17 m
  • Height: 5.65 m
  • Empty weight: 7,260 kg
  • Capacity: 4,000 kg
  • Rotor diameter: 21.29 m
  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h
  • Range: 450 km
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m

 

About the model

By creating this model, I set myself two goals: first, to make a detailed model with real proportions to scale minifigures, and second, to make a strong model for kids games.I did it.

creating a model, I used scheme of the helicopter, so the proportion of length, height, width, diameter of the rotor are the same as in a real helicopter. In addition, the model has turned out beautiful, she is very strong, all the elements hold firmly and even yesterday it was tested three year old brother of my girlfriend :). As the model has a lot of game features that open the door and loading ramp. the roof is removed for easy access to all of the cargo. open cab, which can be easily put minifigures.

Sizes of model

  • Length: 54 cm, 68 stud
  • Height: 13 cm, 17 stud
  • Rotor diameter: 48 cm, 60 stud

Features

  • High detail
  • Real proportions
  • Sturdy construction
  • Opening the door
  • Opening ramp
  • The roof is removed for access to the cargo compartment
  • Open cabin for easily put minifigures