The Thai Army has recieved the first three of the 16 Mi.17-V5's that were ordered during 2008. The were originally delivered by AN-124 to Utapao Airbase in February, where there were re-asssembled. Two are seen here on the 28th March at Bangkok, where they are being inducted into service with the 11th Infantry Regiment.
Seen visiting Rand Airport in South Africa on the 13th March, HS.748.srs.265 (c/n.1688) AF-602. She was purchased in 1971 as a replacement for an earlier srs.231 which was unfortunately lost on the 26th August 1969. She is used by the VIP Flight based at Lusaka.