Remarks: The modernized and weaponized version of the Mi-17 : The lethal Mi-17V5.The upgrades include a weather radar, a state of the art autopilot, a winch and all weather capability in any kind of terrain.The nose of the helicopter is peculiar and resembles a Dolphin.
Remarks: MI-17 : Twin engine turboshaft, medium transport helicopter of Russian origin with a capacity of 24 troops or 3.3 tonnes of freight. It carries 6 UV-17, 57 mm rocket pods and has max cruise speed of 240 km/hr. The Mil Mi-17 are operated by the IAF for medium utility roles. The Mi-8 is being progressively replaced by the Mi-17. The IAF has ordered 80 Mi-17V-5s to replace and augment its existing fleet of Mi-8s and Mi-17s, with an order for 59 additional helicopters to follow soon. (Extract from various online sources)
Remarks: The last show of the day was performed by this MI-17. I would like to thanks to the wonderful people of Maracaibo, Luis Pire Boada, Audesi Leal, Rafael Paredes, Liliana, Marco Morillo and all the crew!