First flight of the prototype (V-8 ) of the Mil Mi-8 Type series

Saturday, June 24, 1961 - Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Russia



This was the first flight of the single engine prototype that would subsequently become the Mil Mi-8. The aircraft carried the designation V-8 and was a single engined aircraft.

Source: Mil Helicopter Plant | History, Russian Helicopters, 08 Aug 2016


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