Soviet Mi-8MT dropping off Spetsnaz in Afghanistan. (AllWorldWars.com)

Mil Mi-8 ‘Hip’: A Helicopter that should be as Famous as the UH-1 Huey

A Biography of the World’s Second Most Produced Helicopter

lthough tougher to master and less graceful in bearing than fixed wing airplanes, helicopters comfortably hold their own in the public perception and popular culture. The Bell H-13 Sioux scout won recognition as an aerial ambulance in the Korean War drama MASH. The brutish Mi-24 attack…