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Mi-8T helicopters officially decommissioned in India

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According to Indian media reports, 17 December 2017 of the year at the Yelahank airbase near Bangalore took place the solemn ceremony of withdrawing the last Soviet-made helicopter Mi-8T (Indian designation Prahar) from the Indian Air Force. The 112 Helicopter Unit deployed in Yelahanka was the last part of the Indian Air Force to operate these helicopters. Now only helicopters of the Mi-112 series (Indian designation Rana) remained in operation in the Indian Air Force.


Mi-8T helicopters officially decommissioned in India


The ceremony was attended by the former commander of the Indian Air Force Marshal aviation Fali Homi Major, who made a flight during the ceremony on the last Mi-8T helicopter in Indian aviation (Indian military number Z2453), as well as Air Force Marshal Radha Krishnan Nair, commander of the Indian Air Force training command. Air Marshal Nair in his speech noted the outstanding role of the Mi-8T in the Indian Air Force during the 45-year period of operation of this helicopter.

India received a total of X-NUMX helicopters of the Mi-1971T series from 1988 to 124 from the USSR, of which 8 was operated by the Indian Air Force. The Mi-107T helicopters were in service with ten Indian Air Force helicopter units and began to be removed from the Indian Air Force from the middle of the 8-ies, being eventually completely replaced with Mi-2000B-17 helicopters received from Russia.

Deliveries of Mi-17 series helicopters to India were launched in 1986 year.

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  1. Karakut
    Karakut 19 December 2017 18: 09
    +4
    You can’t understand their rich ....
    1. RASKAT
      RASKAT 19 December 2017 18: 22
      +4
      Let's buy them back at the price of scrap metal, repair them and sell them to some Uganda, Congo or Chad. 100 helicopters quite a large batch can make good money. hi
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 19 December 2017 18: 24
        +6
        they would rather send them to storage.
        1. 210ox
          210ox 19 December 2017 18: 32
          +7
          In fact .. Why is the Indian a helicopter .. He already has a piece of screw on his head .... In the photo ..
          1. mig29mks
            mig29mks 19 December 2017 21: 14
            +5
            these are fighting males !!!! they need helicopters !!!
          2. LSA57
            LSA57 19 December 2017 22: 29
            +2
            Quote: 210ox
            He already has a piece of screw on his head .... In the photo ..

            it is a tail rotor. he is small, hard to sell
    2. dauria
      dauria 20 December 2017 01: 00
      +3
      You can’t understand their rich ....


      What to understand? We have developed a resource, and here they are exchanging for new ones. The same. but with VK-2500 engines (according to the parameters of the Soviet TV3-117). Our back in the early 80's their "teshki" to "MTeshki" began to change. And in the mountains an extra thousand horses with the same weight oh as needed.
      1. Mih1974
        Mih1974 20 December 2017 23: 38
        +1
        fool Do you just eat in your head or do you think she’s still? What could be worked out there: engines - to change, avionics - to modernize, tires "for winter" - we will change. There are bombers on mattresses, B-52 BOMBERS are still flying and will fly (all will not be broken lol ), and here helicopters - yes you can upgrade "before the second coming." Especially for the replacement of the very same Mi-8 good .
        Not a specialist, but I can smell it in my heart - it’s much cheaper to get just a deep modernization. And on the "remnants" of more helicopters (new) you can buy. good
  2. dok123
    dok123 19 December 2017 18: 15
    +3
    Well, now this board will serve for some eleven years in some airline of our airline ...
    And cho, apparently still nothing ...
  3. svp67
    svp67 19 December 2017 18: 17
    +9
    Well, that "bee" leaves ... The legendary car.
    1. Pirogov
      Pirogov 19 December 2017 18: 23
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      Well, that "bee" leaves ... The legendary car.

      What are they leaving in the production of modifications of the Mi-8AMTSh, Mi-8AMT, Mi-8MTV. And the Indians can see the mattresses decided to lick.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 19 December 2017 18: 26
        17
        let me insert five cents. where does it “lick” if all 8s are changed to 17th?
        1. Pirogov
          Pirogov 19 December 2017 18: 38
          0
          Quote: newbie
          let me insert five cents. where does it “lick” if all 8s are changed to 17th?

          Despite the fact that India has already ordered Apache helicopters, Chinook transport helicopters from the USA.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 19 December 2017 18: 42
            +7
            Apache is a purely military rotorcraft, Chinook is a purely transport helicopter. And Mi-8 and its late derivatives?
          2. newcomer
            newcomer 19 December 2017 18: 45
            +6
            yes to health, maybe choking. Heard about these contracts. but for some reason the whole park 8 is changed to 17. what is this talking about?
        2. Sergey53
          Sergey53 19 December 2017 20: 24
          +1
          Quote: newbie
          let me insert five cents. where does it “lick” if all 8s are changed to 17th?

          They will not be exchanged for Mi-17, they have already been exchanged for Mi-17 B5. Read carefully.
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 19 December 2017 20: 38
            +2
            Well, the last one with honors just left, a couple of hours wrong in time. is it so important for you? the meaning of the topic is not when, but what’s what. by the way, if it’s so important, the yacht wrote change, I wrote change.
      2. svp67
        svp67 19 December 2017 18: 28
        +6
        Quote: Pirogov
        And the Indians can see the mattresses decided to lick.

        The article clearly states that they are changing them on the Mi-17.
      3. CAPTIVE
        CAPTIVE 19 December 2017 20: 28
        +3
        Quote: Pirogov
        What are they leaving in the production of modifications of the Mi-8AMTSh, Mi-8AMT, Mi-8MTV. And the Indians can see the mattresses decided to lick.

        And not only mattresses ..! They will now begin to "steam" electronic super robots .. Brilliant and very beautiful! At military parades, they will show off with Pakistan at the borders .. heh heh ..
        DB is shorter ..!
    2. SergF123
      SergF123 20 December 2017 11: 49
      0
      The production of MI-8 of various modifications, as it was, is in Ulan-Ude and Kazan!
  4. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 19 December 2017 18: 17
    0
    Well, their business, they will buy instead of good helicopters whatever fashionable but useless trash ...
  5. newcomer
    newcomer 19 December 2017 18: 19
    +5
    it is gratifying that 8ku is changed to 17th. because Indians are unpredictable. wink
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 19 December 2017 18: 25
      +5
      Garik, hi! hi These hitans still spoil the blood, you have no doubt. sad
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 19 December 2017 18: 28
        +4
        Maxim, with a cheerful evening! not well about spoil then they are specialists. and not only blood.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 19 December 2017 18: 31
          +5
          You correctly understood what I hinted at. It would be easier to blame the Russians than to admit their own handicap. Plus, the Americans are already friends with them, and this implies ...
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 19 December 2017 18: 41
            +5
            yes Max, in the continuation and development of your thought: a week, or a half and a half ago, I read on the contour an excerpt from an Indian magazine about 5th generation aircraft. interest is not in the text itself, but in the captions under the photo. under tejas it says “deadly fighter”; under f22 "such a plane"; f35 “the future lies with him. and the highlight of the parade: T50 "such a plane"; FGFA “prototype based on T50, but Indian scientists (!) Made 43 changes, which made it the best ..” and so on and so forth. Here is such a people.
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 19 December 2017 18: 44
              +7
              The brain is disconnected from peacock conceit, and the USA will support this state with its actions.
              1. newcomer
                newcomer 19 December 2017 18: 48
                +6
                for sure, a peacock will always remain a peacock, that is, a chicken.
                1. Jedi
                  Jedi 19 December 2017 18: 50
                  +5
                  Garik, this is so. But in some places they do not want to understand this. They will understand, but it will be too late.
                  1. newcomer
                    newcomer 19 December 2017 18: 52
                    +4
                    oh oh there is such a thing.
                    1. Jedi
                      Jedi 19 December 2017 19: 03
                      +5
                      Quote: Jedi
                      Throw Indians, and Russia will forgive and understand?

                      That's what is sad ...
                      1. newcomer
                        newcomer 19 December 2017 19: 31
                        +3
                        yes yes max. and we will forgive them, because our defense industry needs money.
                    2. Jedi
                      Jedi 19 December 2017 19: 36
                      +4
                      Quote: newbie
                      we will forgive them, because our defense industry needs money.

                      Not everything is measured in money, buddy. And not everything can be bought for money ...
                      1. newcomer
                        newcomer 19 December 2017 19: 42
                        +3
                        I agree. but we will tolerate them until we can make such a technique as SU57 on our own.
              2. tol100v
                tol100v 19 December 2017 18: 58
                +1
                Quote: Jedi
                and the United States will support this state with its actions.

                A striped fox can flatter! Yes, and give bribes, too. An example of this is the study of our submarine!
                1. Jedi
                  Jedi 19 December 2017 19: 03
                  +5
                  This is not a fox, but a skunk. Throw Indians, and Russia will forgive and understand? sad
  6. In100gram
    In100gram 19 December 2017 18: 22
    0
    The ceremony in the style of the Indians. Cool hang good . There is gunpowder in the flasks. And helicopter carting too good . Indians love colorful holidays.
    1. Sargas
      Sargas 19 December 2017 20: 08
      +2
      Their pilots are the elite! Just the same local brahmanas in the warrior caste.
  7. Hey
    Hey 19 December 2017 18: 55
    0
    At one time, information slipped that India was ready to transfer helicopters to Afghanistan for free. Perhaps these helicopters were meant.
  8. CAPTIVE
    CAPTIVE 19 December 2017 19: 03
    +4
    I will be sorry for the Indians, in case of a serious mess .. Buddha and m to help! soldier
    1. Sargas
      Sargas 19 December 2017 20: 11
      +4
      Do not bzdi. Indians, unlike the Chinese, have deep traditions of military feat, military pride, etc.
      Have you heard the word sepoy? Britons used to urinate boiling water from him ...

      And of course, the deepest traditions of "I'm not to blame!".
      Gypsies from India came out, expelled that tribe. Did not know?
      1. Mih1974
        Mih1974 20 December 2017 23: 49
        +1
        Only they, and the Chinese, have a bad habit of "thinking what they think" negative . Remember the story how - in India began to crumble aircraft almost immediately after repair? The brahmanas then charged the dance with rhinestones - the Russians were to blame, our “polite” proposal “to stop smoking and dancing and calmly sorted out”, howled even more, and after a year (when they really got it right), the internal investigation started an almost “public beating” "for a" brilliant "idea - to put instead of two new engines One new and one old fool fool negative . Many of our “birds” did not bear such rudeness and “committed suicide” on the inhospitable Indian land. laughing
        I don’t want to remember about their “AbroRzhun”, with our right hand “we are the most in tank building and our fighting elephants, pah - tanks, the most colorful (and probably dancing”), and the left (not shouting) zealously stuffed the warehouses with our normal tanks good
        And about the flirting with the matars - in vain they are, and with the French - they’ll cry even more, I’m especially worried about how the “sensitive” Western technique will behave in the hands of such “karmic believers” as Indians laughing lol . It’s about the fact that Abrams is extremely picky about service and fuel - I read it, but we’ll see how quickly the Amer helicopters and Jabojor planes “take a break” in the harsh conditions of India. repeat
  9. Eurodav
    Eurodav 19 December 2017 19: 58
    +5
    Ah, how beautiful they are, these fighting Indian people !!! And you immediately forget that in the courtyard is the 21st century and there is a computer in front of you !!! They need to be invited to children's parties, to entertain the kids with their looks !!!
  10. turbris
    turbris 19 December 2017 20: 31
    +1
    They do it right and do it, it is necessary to remove the spent equipment from the armament in time - this affects the accident rate. Over there, the An-2 again crashed, because someone admits such aircraft to fly, what kind of resource can there be? Criminals are simple.
    1. Mikhail Zubkov
      Mikhail Zubkov 19 December 2017 22: 49
      0
      An-2 fresh after FACTORY repair and remotorization on an American proprietary engine, with the restoration of the resource of a glider, etc. less than 3 years ago. The fault of the technicians in place, most likely, the engine failure on take-off. But the pilots could be mistaken. And with the Indian discarded turntables we no longer have to bother, we have hundreds of them standing "on the bill."
  11. Conductor
    Conductor 19 December 2017 22: 20
    0
    What kind of malicious punks are they)))
  12. Piramidon
    Piramidon 19 December 2017 23: 12
    +2
    Most of all I liked the techie in the photo, hurrying to pre-flight training lol
  13. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 20 December 2017 01: 24
    +5
    Well, of course, to hell with helicopters, there’s a cockscomb in the soldier’s photo, they don’t even need weapons, the enemy will die of laughter))

    They wrote off - let them return to Russia, there they will find use for helicopters.
  14. weksha50
    weksha50 20 December 2017 11: 42
    0
    Hmm ... Solemnly drove in a circle and hung above the ground ...
    For me - it was so lacking a bunch of gymnasts-acrobats on tanks and chassis ... Well - songs, songs, songs ...
    PS I still do not understand - why do they need such a powerful army? They will crush any army with mass and song cries ... laughing