After the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 1999, the only surviving Mi-24 was used by the Northern Alliance for occasional fire support missions, based in the Panjshir Valley. When the Hind D went into service the design matured, moving the pilot and weapon system operator from side-by-side to the distinctive stepped, tandem cockpits. Alexander Mladenov 29 The Mi-24 saw a great deal of operational use during the Soviet military involvement in Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989 and at least 122 examples were reported as lost in combat during the campaign. Between late 1969 and late 2009, at least 2,300 examples of all Hind variants were produced and at time of writing the Hmd was still maintained in low-rate production for export customers. The high tempo of operations encompassing fire support, armed escort, medevac and utility missions, resulted in an astonishingly high rate of flying-time accumulation. An Mi-24R prototype was constructed in 1978 by converting one early production Mi-24V, and as many as 152 examples were produced at the Arsenyev plant between 1983 and 1989. In 1998-99, the Yugoslav Ministry of the Interior used a pair of Mi-24Vs, procured second-hand from Ukraine earlier in the decade in counterinsurgency operations in the breakaway province of Kosovo.
Written by an expert on the 'Hind', and drawing on manufacturing and military sources, this book presents the Mi24 in all of its brutal glory, from design and development to deployment and combat. In this situation, the old truth that the helicopter is the single most important weapon in counter-insurgency combat was demonstrated once again. Starboard all moving tailplane 17. Eight of those missile are mounted on four outer wing pylons. There were also stringent demands with regard to agility: a maximum g-load in manoeuvring flight of 1.
The upgraded Hind is also capable of using the large and relatively long-range S-13 122mm rockets, carried in five-round pods. The Mi-24D was formally accepted into service with the Soviet Air Force on 29 March 1976 and remained in production at the Arsenyev plant until 1977, while in Rostov-on-Don this variant continued in production for export customers until the mid-1980s. Starboard wing inner pylon 5. The total weight of the new systems is about 1111b 50kg. Prototypes converted from Mi-24R models, and one Mi-24P was used to test sighting system.
After defeating the main armed opposition forces in Tajikistan, combat shifted to the border areas with Afghanistan to involve Mi-24s belonging to the Russian Federal Border Guard Service, attacking Islamist bases on both sides of the border. No combat losses were reported although a few helicopters were burned out on the ground by Eritrean insurgents who raided Asmara airfield on the night of 21 May 1984. B-8V20 20-round rocket pack for launching the S-8 80mm rockets 14. Alexander Mladenov The Mi-24V's tube-launched 9M114 Shturm-V missiles are carried on the wing endplates. Combat experience showed that firing precisely at the maximum range of 2.
Mil Mi-24 Hind Gunship New Vanguard Book Title :Mil Mi-24 Hind Gunship New Vanguard With its distinctive doublecockpit design, the Mi24 'Hind' is arguably the most recognizable war machine of the Cold War, and has achieved nearlegendary status in the annals of military history. The Hind was different tfrom the gunships developed by the United States - they were assault helicopters that served as a flying infantry fighting vehicle. Iraq The 1 9 8 0 - 8 8 Iran-Iraq war was another early conflict that saw the Hind used in anger. Given the limitations of space, this is understandable, but it would have made the narrative more comprehensive if greater coverage was devoted to its use. In an effort to eliminate this shortcoming, in 1974 the tail rotor was redesigned and moved to port and its direction of rotation reversed - switching from pusher to tractor configuration. The second Chechen war, initiated in August 1999, was initially advertised as a large-scale anti-terrorist operation by the Russian armed forces. The gun is said to be particularly effective when used from an altitude exceeding 656ft 200m in horizontal flight or a shallow dive, and it is usually employed in combined attack passes, with rockets launched first and then onboard artillery used to inflict further damage on the target.
In the early to mid-2000s Vietnam still maintained a small number of its Mi-24As in airworthy condition, believed to be the last flying Hind-As in the world. Mi-35P The export version of the Mi-24P. . The Mi-24As and Mi-25s supported operations of the pro-Libyan rebels there between 1980 and 1987. The author has a nice summary of action seen by Hinds not only in Russian service, but with Ethiopia, Iraq, Vietnam, and the former Soviet republics, though these are again summaries. The first Soviet helicopter to function as both a gunship and an assault transport, it served extensively in Afghanistan, and is now employed by militaries across the world. Arsenal Mi-24V upgrade Ukrainian upgrade for Mi-24V Mi-24P Hind-F The gunship version, which replaced the 12.
After a head-to-head competition between the Mil and Kamov design bureaus, Mil was selected to develop what would become the Hind. Introduction into service The first production helicopters, designated Mi-24A Izdeliye 245 , entered service with the Voronezh-based branch of the Soviet Air Force's 4th Combat Training and Aircrew Conversion Centre in 1970. The Ethiopian Mi-24A fleet, acquired second-hand from the Soviet Union and numbering some 40 aircraft, was used to knock out Somali armoured targets and provide close air support to ground troops. Mi-35M In July 2006, the Servicio Aereo del Ejercito Venezolano Venezuelan Army Aviation Service became the latest Hind operator. In late 2 0 0 9 the Brazilian Air Force took on strength the first examples of a batch of 12 newly-built Mi-35Ms, ordered in 2008. Besides his artistic interests he is also a keen musician and motorcyclist.
Russia's Internal Troops Service Gendarmerie of the Ministry of the Interior has integral air assets comprising a number of Mi-24 gunships. The fuel system was also modified to allow 500-litre fuel tanks to be carried under the stub wings. It also introduced a number of powerplant, airframe and rotor refinements. The V-24 design was finalised in February 1969 and final assembly of the first prototype commenced shortly afterwards. Block 4 calls for a host of weapons suite enhancements, the main one being the introduction of the 9 M 1 2 0 Ataka-V system, with up to eight missiles on two wingtip launchers; this was purposely developed for the Mi-28 in the 1980s. It also carries an excellence-award insignia on the nose, applied in the same orange colour as the tactical code. The underside of the Hind-F's nose is smoothly faired above and forward of the sensors.