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Russian Mil Mi-24 Hind Helicopter

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 15 of August , 2007 at 3:48 pm

The Russian Mil Mi-24 Hind helicopter is a true veteran. It’s seen 18 wars in its lifetime. That’s more than any other NATO helicopter in existence.
The Mi-24 Hind or the flying tank as it is called by Russian pilots because of it’s
reinforced cockpit, can take hits from all kinds of projectile weapons, including massive .50 caliber machine guns, without the bullets making it into the cockpit. Unfortunately any aircraft is as strong as its weakest part. For the Mi-24 Hind the weakest link is its resistance to shoulder launched rockets.

Because it was mass produced in 1976, and designed in the ’60 it wasn’t planned with countermeasures against that kind of weaponry, making it an easy target in the Afghanistan war, where over 300 helicopters were downed by heat-seeking American rockets. The fact is that with the engine exhaust near its rotor, it has no chance of surviving a hit.
Later models have flares and systems that warn the pilot about incoming rockets.

The aircraft doesn’t have any counterpart in the Western military forces. Being a heavy attack helicopter, that can also transport soldiers at the same time, makes for a great advantage when you’re on the battlefield.

The Mi-24 helicopter is propelled by two ISOTOV TV3-117A with a power of 2000 HP each. It’s crew is composed of one pilot and 1 copilot (in its trademark bubble styled cockpit), and can transport up to 8 soldiers. With a weight of 12000 kg (12 tons) and a max speed of 335km/h it has earned the nick name of Devil’s Chariot!

ARMAMENT:

  • 1 YAKB-12,7 12.7mm machine gun with 1470 projectiles
  • 4 PRND UB-32M/57 57mm machine gun with 32 S-5 projectiles
  • UB-16/57UMP 57mm macine gun with 16 S-5 projectiles
  • 4 AT-2 SWATTER rockets
    • BOMBS:

    • ZB-500 500kg bomb
    • FAB-500M-46 500kg bomb
    • FAB-250M-46 250kg bomb
    • OFAB-100-120 100kg bomb
    • P-50-75 50kg bomb
  • GUV Pods with cannons
  • PTB-450 fuel tanks with a 450 liter capacity

Here are some pictures of the Mi-24 Hind Helicopter:




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Here’s a video (with no sound unfortunately) with the Russian Mi-24 HIND in action:




Versions:
MIL V-24 HIND B
MIL MI-24A HIND A
MIL MI-24U HIND C
MIL MI-24D HIND D
MIL MI-24DU HIND D
MIL MI-24V HIND E
MIL MI-24V-1 HIND E
MIL MI-24V-2 HIND E
MIL MI-24P HIND F
MIL MI-24PS HIND F
MIL MI-24TECh-24 HIND F
MIL MI-24RSh HIND G1
MIL MI-24R HIND G1
MIL MI-24K HIND G2
MIL MI-24PV HIND H
MIL MI-24R HIND
MIL MI-24DS
MIL MI-24VM
MIL MI-24VPI
MIL MI-24D-2
MIL & IAI MI-24 MISSION 24
MIL MI-25D HIND D
MIL MI-25DU HIND D
MIL & IAI MI-25 MISSION 24
MIL MI-35 HIND E
MIL MI-35P HIND F
MIL MI-35M SUPER HIND
MIL & IAI MI-35 MISSION 24
MIL A-10

Note: Mi-35 is the export version of the Mi-24 Hind

Comments (6)

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Comment by Laith Ihsan

Made Thursday, 10 of April , 2008 at 1:28 pm

I had worked on this amazing helicopter in iraq since 1980 as squadron engineer and built my own reputation with it for more than 20 years and i was very famous to the russian side as they knew me as Eng. Laith Ihsan, the most famous iraqi engineers worked on this helicopter.

Comment by januz

Made Sunday, 21 of June , 2009 at 2:25 am

yeah, the afghan-mujaheedins with american shoulder-held SAMs had a feast with them..poor hinds, like a sitting duck in a shooting gallery..

Comment by Jimo

Made Thursday, 1 of October , 2009 at 2:16 am

One flying ugly duckling, in this case if they would have reverse engineered an american helicopter, it may have saved some soviet ass. why dont they reverse engineer our so called freedom, from say like during 1900, & perform something worth while? Since they always like to compete with us, or attempt showing us up. try to copy our 1st & 2nd amendments, then make it real, that would really show us up.

Comment by Lisa

Made Saturday, 22 of May , 2010 at 6:41 pm

lInterested in buying scrap or used Mi helicopters and/or engines (Izotov , Klimov , TV3-117)at reasonable prices.Contact me
lisa.strasburger (at) googlemail (got) com
[email protected]

Comment by leoberettta

Made Tuesday, 27 of July , 2010 at 4:36 pm

@januz…Lololzzz atleast its better for the hinds to get shot down by an advance heat seeking manpad in afghanistan than to get shot out of the sky by a hunting rifle in iraq like the apache..

Comment by Johny

Made Sunday, 22 of May , 2011 at 12:48 am

We have service and we can make overhaul for helicopter Mi8, Mi17, Mi24, aircraft MiG21, AN26 (team with experience, permit and license). Contact me
[email protected]

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