The Mil Mi-8 (NATO name: Hip) is a Soviet-design transport helicopter that can also be used as a gunship. Is the world’s most produced helicopter, used in more of 50 countries. The Mi-8 has been built by Kazan Helicopter Plant and Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant since 1961, and the production continues until today.
The first prototype, named V-8, was built in 1960, based on the Mil Mi-4. Its first flight was durng the Soviet Aviation Day parade in July 7, 1961. When the production begun, the rotor was changed from four blades to five blades in 1964. Its introduction in the Soviet Air Force was in 1967 as Mi-8. Two more variants were developed; Mi-8T with rockets and anti-tank guided missiles, and the Mi-8MT, also know as Mi-17, an exported version employed by around 20 countries.
In March 2007, China was given a license to produce the Mi-17, under the supervision of Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant JSC and the Sicuan Lantian Helicopter Company Limited.
The Guardia Nacional de México (Mexican National Guard) was funded in Mach 26th, 2019, but it was until the disolving of the Policia Federal (Federal Police) on October 1st, 2019, that became the main police force of Mexico.
Most of the aircrafts of the Policia Federal, including their Mi-8 (Aztec Decal 092) and Blackhawks (Aztec Decal 081) became part of the Guardia Nacional, and painted with the colors of the institution.
Versions you can find in this decal:
Mexico (1 version)
Available only in scale 1:48