Technical data
Type Mi-24D 'Hind-D'
Function attack
Year 1976
Crew 3
Engines 2*2200hp Isotov TV-3-117
Rotor Span 17.30m
Length 21.5m
Height 3.90m
Disc Area 235m2
Empty Weight 8200k g
Maximum Weight 12000kg
Speed 322km/h
Ceiling 4570m
Seats 8
Payload (weapons) 1275kg
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

Mi-24D, M.L.Mil 'Hind-D'

Mi-24D at Moscow Victory Park, photo by Paul Nann Collection;

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.

Predecessors Following developments



Other related WEB sites:
  • Mi-24D
  • Mi-24 at Evgeni's Red Star Combat Aircraft Page;
  • Mi-14 Hind (added 8/20/97);
  • Mi-24, Mil 'Hind'
  • Mi-24 Hind-D

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