Medium twin-turbine transport helicopter
Found and prepared by Alyx Vance, it was to be used by her and Gordon Freeman to reach Judith Mossman and the Borealis right after the rocket launch. Before the duo left, Advisors attacked them and killed Eli Vance, delaying the departure.
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 the Arctic regions. Those events are also described in Marc Laidlaw's short story "Epistle 3."
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
Half-Life 2: Episode Three
List of appearances
|Vehicles, vessels and transportation|
|Aperture Science transportation||Borealis · Teleportation|
|Black Mesa transportation||Black Mesa SUV · Black Mesa Transit System · Black Mesa truck · Rail cart · Teleportation|
|Black Ops transportation||AH-64 Apache · M44 cargo truck|
|HECU transportation||AH-64 Apache · Jet · M1A1 Abrams · M2A3 Bradley · M44 cargo truck · Osprey Heliplane|
|Combine transportations||Advisor Platform · Armored Personnel Carrier · Hunter-Chopper · Razor Train · Teleportation|
|Resistance transportation||Airboat · Mil Mi-8 · Muscle Car · Scout Car · Teleportation|
|Xen transportation||Alien Craft · Teleportation|
|Trainstations||City 17 Trainstation · Depot · Technical Trainstation|
|Other||Rail transport · Road transport|
|Black Ops (cut)||Osprey Heliplane|
|Combine (cut)||AirEx Truck · C-130 · Combine SWAT Truck · M2A3 Bradley · Merkava · Osprey Heliplane · School Bus|
|Resistance (cut)||Borealis · C-130 · Jalopy · Jet Ski · Osprey Heliplane · Submarine|
|Other (cut)||Digger · Stealth|