Yellow Series No 6142, Mil Mi8/17.171 Hip

The MMP Yellow series has provided excellent aviation history books with well-researched and detailed text, supported by a great many stunning full colour images and line drawings. This book provides the best available study of the highly successful Mi-8 Hip and its 17 and 171 export versions. – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Yellow Series No 6142, Mil Mi8/17.171 Hip
FILE: R3049
AUTHOR: Jakub Fojtik
PUBLISHER: Mushroom Model Publications
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £29.00                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Cold War, Soviet aircraft, Russian helicopters, Mil Bureau, troop carriers, 
gunships, combo-helicopters, multi-purpose helicopters, assault helicopters, Afghan 
War, Middle East, export success

ISBN: 978-8365958-28-0

IMAGE: B3049.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The MMP Yellow series has provided excellent aviation history 
books with well-researched and detailed text, supported by a great many stunning full 
colour images and line drawings. This book provides the best available study of 
the highly successful Mi-8 Hip and its 17 and 171 export versions. – Very Highly 
Recommended.

For those readers unfamiliar with Mushroom Model Publications, this is a publisher 
who specializes in books for the model engineer and model maker and topics with 
strong Polish connections. However it has also produced some excellent aviation 
histories and reviews of very important aircraft types that will satisfy the most 
demanding professional and enthusiast of aviation history and technology, without 
neglecting those readers primarily interested in model making. With most books 
conforming to an A4 format, there is the page space to provide some stunning full 
colour images and large scale line drawings. The level of image detail tends to be 
superior to many publications, that are primarily aimed at history enthusiasts, and the 
proportion of images very much higher.

The Mi-8 Hip was designed as a multi-role military helicopter and became staple 
equipment for Soviet aviation and across the Eastern Block during the Cold War and 
the Afghan War. It has also proved a very successful export to China, the Middle East, 
Africa, Turkey and a growing list of users.

The author has provided a very able review of the development and production of the 
variants of the basic design, the export history and the in-service operations. He has 
also brought the story up to date with the latest Mi-8AMTSh-VN variant. The large 
number of images include detailed shots of the cockpit and weapons systems, while 
the full colour side view sketches offer a number of subjects for model makers. For 
those as yet unfamiliar with the Yellow Series, the combination of very descriptive 
and comprehensive text, stunning colour photographs, crisp line drawings, full colour 
sketches and tables combines to produce not only the detail a modeller would require, 
but information that other readers would value but which is usually missing from 
other aviation history publications.