So, I was looking around for prices of the Bell 412, Blackhawk and Mil Mi 8/17 prices, and the Bell 412, despite being a lot smaller than the Mi8, was US$2mil more than the Mi8.

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    $\begingroup$ source for prices? New or used? $\endgroup$ – Jpe61 Sep 16 '19 at 9:13
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    $\begingroup$ The cost of these types of aircraft is so much more than just the window sticker. Take into account getting it serviced (an Mi8 might be a good alternative to the Bell 412 if you are only operating it in Russia), spare parts, lead time, availability of service centers, etc. That Mi8 might be cheap, but try containerizing it and sending it to Russia for service every year or two... $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Sep 16 '19 at 12:50
  • $\begingroup$ There might also be some currency conversion & export factors to be considered, for much the same reason that it is (or was, last I looked) cheaper to buy former Soviet bloc jet fighters than US ones. $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Sep 16 '19 at 18:07
  • $\begingroup$ Everybody knows it costs more to make things smaller & lighter. $\endgroup$ – CrossRoads Sep 16 '19 at 18:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Jpe61 multiple websites. Im generalising prices here. $\endgroup$ – lpydawa Sep 17 '19 at 0:44

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