|Engines||2*2200hp Isotov TV-3-117|
|Empty Weight||8200k g|
|Guns||1*g12.7mm in the nose (covering 60° arc)|
|Rockets||4*UV-32-57 unguided rocket pods
4*Phalanga-P (AT-2 'Swatter') radio-guided anti-tank
The second production version of the Mi-24. Experience of Mi-24A service resulted in elimination of the co-pilot position. Starting Mi-24D model the well-known nose with two tandem 'bubbles' may be seen on all Mi-24s. New set of avionics (including sophisticated wind direction sensors) was introduced to improve weapons aiming in quickly changing combat situation.
To improve survivability in land warfare rotor blades aluminum structure was replaced by steel spars and fiberglass skin. New titanium hub is designed to resist 20mm cannon strikes, as well as armored wind-screens. Many other aluminum parts also were replaced by titanium or steel, making Mi-24 a helicopter 'more difficult to shot down than any other'.
Mi-24D also carried improved Phalanga-P anti-tank missile complex, incorporating Raduga-F (Rainbow-F) semiautomatic guiding system. This upgrade allowed to double the accuracy of a strike. Gyrostabilizing guidance system allowed helicopter's maneuvers within +/-60° in yaw.
Remotely controlled machinegun USPSU-24 also was linked to gyroscopic system to introduce automatic aiming correction.
|Modified December 10, 1997||Back to|