Artifacts

Piece of the Wing Section from a Mi-17 Helicopter

Artifact Details

The Mi-17 was an improved version of the Mi-8. It was specifically designed for improved capabilities at high altitudes and in hot weather conditions.

The Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter was CIA’s workhorse for transporting personnel, equipment, and supplies into, across, and out of Afghanistan. A CIA officer obtained this piece of wing section from one of the Mi-17 fleet in Afghanistan.

Artifact Specs

90 cm x 52 cm x 6.5 cm
(L x W x H)

Additional Photos

The Mi-17 could climb at the rate of 8m/s.

The Mi-17 was used in many operations over active combat zones.