More Hips for Peru

Russian Helicopters recently delivered another batch of three Mi-171Sh helicopters to Peru. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant in Russia. The delivery of the three helicopters follows in the footsteps of more deliveries, all part of a contract for 24 helicopters signed in 2013.

The Mi-171Sh helicopters are equipped with modern navigation equipment that makes for safe flying at any time and in any weather conditions. For longer flight in the highlands, the aircraft has been outfitted with more powerful engines and additional fuel tanks. The choppers are capable of winching loads of up to 300 kg in one go.

Peruvian personnel received training at the Aviation Training Center of Ulan-Ude Aviation Plan. After their delivery to Peru, the new helicopters took part in an annual military parade.

© 2015 editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image (top): The Mi-171Sh-P for Peru. (Image © Russian Helicopters)