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 <!/font>
Ghostrider36, e-mail, 26.04.2022 Jerry G
In "Red Dawn" released in 1984 they mocked up a French Puma helicopter to look like a Hind A including the glass cockpit which fit over the real helicopters nose and windscreen restricting the vision of the pilots. Due to these visibility issues and the fear of the nose add on detaching in-flight and possibly causing a crash the pilot manouvered very slowly which is obvious in that film. The camouflage pattern was entirely fictitious so you'll need to resort to screen grabs if you want to recreate it. 'Wolverines!'