After a few teasers in recent weeks, Cera Sim has released today its first helicopter for MSFS, the mighty Mi-17. This behemoth of the skies is a versatile aircraft known for its ability to handle a variety of missions, including passenger and troop transport, fire support, convoy escort, patrol, fire attack, and search-and-rescue operations. It’s a model that’s globally operated and recognized for its robust capabilities.
The Mi-17 is powered by two Klimov VK2500 engines, each delivering 2,700 horsepower. This formidable power allows the helicopter to carry up to 36 passengers or 8,800 lbs of cargo, with a maximum takeoff weight of 28,600 lbs. It’s a true workhorse of the skies, with advanced avionics and engines that ensure reliable and efficient performance, even in hostile environments!
Cera Sim’s rendition of the Mi-17 for MSFS focuses on the V-5 variant. The package includes three different exterior versions: Civil, Armor protection, and Armor with weapon stores. The developers say that both the interior and exterior are rendered with full PBR materials and high-definition textures, even if, judging from the official product images, the interior looks significantly less impressive than the exterior…
Cera Sim says its Mi-17’s virtual cockpit is fully clickable, featuring 3D gauges and a fully simulated Voice Warning System. There are also plenty of animations that add to the realism, including wipers, fan pilot/copilot, passenger sliding doors, cargo ramp, hoist rescue, engine exhaust covers, pitot covers, wheel chocks, nose compartment door, engine’s cowling, jettison pilot’s sliding windows, and fully animated main and tail rotors.