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mil Mi-8 / Mi-17 Hip

in malaysia Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia


Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department

Del'd: 4 - 1998 to present







Mi-8 / Mi-17 Hip Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia


History of this Model in this Organisation:

The first two Mi-17s, M49-01 and M49-02 arrived Subang Airport, Malaysia on 2nd September 1998 in an Antonov An-124. The two helicopters were handed over to the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Air Wing on 10th September 1998 and were named as Enggang and Pekaka. The delivery of the third and forth Mi-17 to the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Air Wing was quite unexpected. The Malaysian Government had ordered several Mi-17s for the Royal Malaysian Police. However, when the first two helicopters arrived Malaysia, the Department of Civil Aviation refused to register the helicopters as they did not conform design guidelines set by ICAO. The helicopters need to be military registered and were given to the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Air Wing as M994-03 & M994-04. Before M994-03 was given to the the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Air Wing, it was already painted in Malaysian Police colours. The two new Mi-17s have several different features compared to the older ones in the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Air Wing such as western avionics, a dolphin nose dome (weather radar), single ramp rear door and an extra sliding door on the starboard side.



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C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    458M01 mi-17-1v 1998     M994-01: ex M49-01; Named as Enggang. Rear clamshell doors; 02Sep98 d+
    95824 mi-17-1v 1998     M994-02: ex M49-02; Named as Pekaka. Rear clamshell doors; 02Sep98 de+
08Dec12 pictured at Subang Airport,Malaysia
    59489619383 mi-17-1v     M994-03: Fire department; Equipped with weather radar; Royal Malaysia+
    59489619396 mi-17-1v     M994-04: 06dec11 pictured at Langkawi, Malaysia
    4 C/N found in this Organisation






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