The Mi-8 spawned the Mi-24 gunship helicopter which gained notoriety for its operations in Afghanistan. Widely exported to the Warsaw Pact countries, the Mi-24 uses the TV3 engines, transmission and rotor of the Mi-17 on a new fuselage, with stub wings carrying rockets and other offensive armament. As a gunship it was unusual in having a separate cabin capable of carrying eight troops. In the early Mi-24A the pilot sat behind the armament operator and had relatively poor forward vision but the later Mi-24D provided a raised rear seating position for the pilot and a bubble nose for the weapons position.
R.Simpson "Airlife's Helicopter and Rotorcraft", 1998
|WrongEnd GI, e-mail, 14.04.2016|
This is not "one cool,sexy,or any other thing" machine. This thing is scary as hell when your on a tower and those freaking guns are aimed at you. Had the honor of being in that situation, not fun. I did have the wherewithal to click several pictures to document the incident. The U S Army gave an AAM for clicking those.
|Jerry G, e-mail, 31.01.2012|
In the movie "Red Dawn" this Hind had an unsual winter paint scheame on it and the tanks. Wanting to know what kind??? Splinter??? or something different? Anyone?? Anyother books, sites, etc to find the color scheame?
|polo, e-mail, 16.06.2011|
This is one Cool heli. Just the way it looks.
|a.casais, e-mail, 14.12.2010|
Well this machine is the oldest one, we saw in many movies shut down by american heroes like rambo with a pencil or is what the writers do for the better look of the american empire
|Big Daddy, e-mail, 02.05.2009|
This is one Cool heli. Just the way it looks. It has sexy swagger
|khalid pervaiz, e-mail, 20.04.2008|
|goudjal kader, e-mail, 04.07.2007|
une belle aparélie mai manque des amelioration de poix et de propultion et de h'airodinamisme
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