Mil Mi-8

{{Vehicle Infobox
|image=FileHelicopter White Forest.jpg|250px
|name=Mil Mi-8
|type=Medium twin-turbine transport WikipediaHelicopter|helicopter
|designer=Matt Wrighthttp// Matt Wright's personal website
{{Quote|While you were out having fun, I found an old helicopter that I was able to get working. I've got it all packed up and ready to go. Never a dull moment, huh?|Alyx Vance|Half-Life 2 Episode Two|FileAl launch copterworking.ogg}}

The '''Mil Mi-8''' is a helicopter seen parked in a hangar at White Forest, at the very end of ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''.

Found and prepared by Alyx Vance, it was to be used by her and Gordon Freeman to reach Judith Mossman and the ''Borealis (Aperture Science ship)|Borealis'' right after the rocket launch. Before the duo left, Combine Advisor|Advisors attacked them and killed Eli Vance, delaying the departure.

This helicopter appears to be a Russian WikipediaMil Mi-8|Mil Mi-8 helicopter that seems to have been operated by the WikipediaVietnamese People's Air Force|Vietnamese People's Air Force, given its roundel.

==Behind the scenes==

Concept art for ''Episode Three'' suggests that Gordon and Alyx will still use the helicopter to go looking for Mossman, and crash in Arctic regions.

This specific helicopter appears to be a variant of the Mi-8 that is called the Mi-8M in Russia (and the Mi-17 elsewhere), based on the fact that unlike the standard Mi-8, which has its tail rotor on the starboard (right) side, this helicopter has its tail rotor on the port (left) side.


===''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''===

FileAdvisor WF hangar concept.jpg|Concept art.
FileHangar concept.jpg|Ditto.
FileMil Mi-8 textured.jpg|Original model.
FileMil Mi-8 white.jpg|Without textures.
FileHeli hangar1.jpg|Inside a hangar. 
FileHeli hangar2.jpg|Ditto.
FileHeli hangar3.jpg|Ditto.
FileEp end 17.jpg|Ditto.

===''Half-Life 2 Episode Three''===

FileEp3 chopper crashed1.jpg|The crashed Mil Mi-8.
FileEp3 chopper crashed2.jpg|Ditto.
FileEp3 chopper crashed3.jpg|Ditto.

==List of appearances==
{{Imagecat|Mil Mi-8 images}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' {{1st}}


==External links==
*{{Wikipedia|url=Mil_Mi-8|text=Mil Mi-8}}

CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode Two
CategoryResistance transportation