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Ndege ya Kijeshi yaanguka Kenya!!!

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Two military officers and a technician escaped death narrowly after this helicopter crashed and caught fire in Juja, Thika on April 4, 2011. The three were rushed to Forces Memorial Hospital in Nairobi. The incident happened at 6 pm near the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Military spokesman Bogita Ongeri said the Mi-17 chopper had developed a mechanical problem.
     
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Dah!!!...Mzima moto vichekesho jamaniii!!!...Hebu tizama hio bomba ya maji...:love:

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  3. Lole Gwakisa

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    Poleni sana ndugu zetu wa Kenya.
    Is Mi-17 chopper Russian?
     
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    Duh kweli africa moto huyo anazima moto kwa presha hiyo ya maji :rip::rip::rip::rip:
     
  5. Lole Gwakisa

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    I have made my brief researcch on the Copter!

    The Mil Mi-17 (also known as the Mi-8M series in Russian service, NATO reporting name "Hip") is a Russian-designed helicopter currently in production at two factories in Kazan and Ulan-Ude. Mil Mi-8/17 is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. The Soviet Union specifically designed the Mi-17 for the Soviet war in Afghanistan.[2]

    Kenya is one of the recipients of the Mi-17.

    Operators( counties that own Mi-17 Choppers)
    Main article: List of Mil Mi-8/17 operators
    Specifications (Mil-17-1V)
    Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004[29]




    General characteristics
    • Crew: Three – two pilots and one engineer
    • Capacity: 30 troops or 12 stretchers or 4,000 kg (8,820 lb) cargo internally /5,000 kg (11,023 lb) externally slung.
    • Length: 18.465 m (60 ft 7 in)
    • Rotor diameter: 21.25 m (69 ft 10½ in)
    • Height: 4.76 m (15 ft 7¼ in)
    • Disc area: 356 m² (3,834 ft²)
    • Empty weight: 7,489 kg (16,510 lb)
    • Loaded weight: 11,100 kg (24,470 lb)
    • Max takeoff weight: 13,000 kg (28,660 lb)
    • Powerplant:Klimov TV3-117VM turboshafts, 1,633 kW (2,190 shp) each
    Performance
    Armament

    • up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) of disposable stores on six hardpoints, including bombs, rockets, and gunpods.
    Pls NOTE: these machines are in service even in the US and UK!!!!
     
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