|Engines||2*2200hp Isotov TV-3-117|
|Empty Weight||8200k g|
|Armament||1*g23mm or 1*mg12.7mm;
The Mi-24 is an assault helicopter, carrying a large weapons load, but also capable of transporting up to eight troops.
Its size may have been a consequence of the selection of the Mi-8's propulsion system, and may be disadvantageous in combat. Compensation comes from high speed (it is still one of the fastest assault helicopters in the world) and fighter-like agility, provided by powerful engines and rotor design. Its cabin provides room not only for eight servicemen, but also for extra ammunition and fuel. Though it may be re-loaded by crew (or by 'passengers') in the very vicinity of combat field without returning to base.
It saw extensive service in Afghanistan and has also been exported to many countries.
Numerous modifications affect mostly armament and electronic equipment.
|Production modifications||Following developments|
|(42k) quite painted, at Fairford, by Lieven Dewitte or Stefaan Vanhastel (??) from their Page;|
|Mi-24A (48k) and Mi-24P (44k) (aka Hind-B and -F) at the Monino AF Museum, by Paul Nann;|
|Modified December 10, 1997||Back to|