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New batch of Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters delivered to Russia Southern military district
The air force formation of the Russian Southern military district received a batch of six new military-transport Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters, the press service of the Southern military district said yesterday May 13rd, 2016. A military utility transport helicopter, the Mi-8MTV-5 was first delivered to the Russian Air Force in 2012.
New batch of Mi 8MTV 5 helicopters delivered to Russia Southern military district 640 001Two Russian Mi-8MTV-5 multirole military helicopters
"The troops of the Southern military district continue to receive new air hardware. Thus, in the first half of the year the independent helicopter regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army based in Stavropol region received another batch of new transport and attack helicopters Mi-8MTV-5. They are an upgraded modification of Mi-8 which provides both for cargo transportation and airborne assault as well as fire support from the air," the press service said.

Specialized simulators are used to train pilots of the new craft. They fully simulate flight and fire control. Crews of the helicopter regiment have already been retrained to fly the new craft and are now engaged in planned flights.

The Mi-8MTV-5 is an improved variant of the famous "Hip" family powered by two Klimov TV3-117VM turboshaft engines and equipped with a loading ramp instead of the clam-shell doors, an additional door and a new "dolphin nose".
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