Uganda is known to have purchased a total of six Mi-8s, Mi-17s and two Mi-172 saloon helicopters from Russia already in 1997. One of the saloon helicopters is painted white, and has a cheating line in Ugandan national colours, as well as title 'REPUBLIC OF UGANDA' and serial ('AF-001') applied in yellow. The second Mi-171 wears a camouflage pattern in mid-grey and light olive green, and the new UAAF marking directly over the door on the port side, but no serial. The remaining six Mi-8s and Mi-17s are also painted in different colours: the first Mi-8MTV-2 is serialled 'AF-601' and painted in same colours like the second Mi-172 example. Mi-8MTV-2 'AF-603' wears a camouflage consisting of light grey and light earth. Both, AF-601 and AF-603 also have exhaust difusers of older form. However, 'AF-607', shown here, is a Mi-17 (even according to official Kazan publications), and wears not only no exhaust difusers but was also camouflaged in a completely different colours as well. The origins of these helicopters are all the same, nevertheless: they were all purchased directly from Kazan Helicopters Company, joinlty run by Russia and Kazakhstan.
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