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Mil Mi-24 Hind Attack Helicopter ((BETTER))

The first prototype was produced in 1969. It had a five-bladed main rotor and a three-bladed tail rotor. It had two engines and a relatively slender fuselage with retractable tricycle landing gear. The helicopter also had two small stub wings on either side of the fuselage that increased lift in forward flight and could mount rocket pods or missiles. The crew sat in tandem under a greenhouse-like canopy, with the pilot behind and slightly to the left of the Weapons Systems Officer (or WSO). A machine gun was mounted in a turret on the chin of the helicopter. Up to eight fully armed troops could sit back to back in the main cabin. The cockpit, cabin, and engine coverings were all armored.

Mil Mi-24 Hind Attack Helicopter

Despite its design, the Hind was rarely used in the troop-carrying role. Its most common use was as an assault helicopter in support of ground troops, much like the American Huey Cobra, or as a straight attack helicopter against fixed targets. Some Hinds have also been converted for use in the air defense role, defending Russian and other borders from slow-flying aircraft. In this role, the Hind earned a rather infamous place in history in 1995 when two Hinds in Belarussia shot down a wayward hot air balloon participating in an international air rally. The two American balloonists were killed, and the Hind crew was later decorated for their "brave" actions.

It was in Afghanistan, not Europe, Africa, or Central America, where the Hind became most notable. Much of Afghanistan is a mountainous desert, and the helicopter was the best means of putting troops into rebel "Mujaheddin"-controlled areas. Hinds often rode shotgun to provide support or were later used to attack ground targets. Hinds also dispensed chemical weapons in Afghanistan, but this use was relatively ineffective.

The Russians themselves have essentially admitted the Hind's limitations and have developed the Mi-28 Havoc and Ka-50 Werewolf attack helicopters, which are smaller and more maneuverable and do not have the large cabin for carrying unnecessary troops. However, with the Russian military severely short of funds, it is likely that the "krokodil" will serve for many years to come.

The other mystical things about these attack helicopters are about their armor. Like with Mi-24 the only armored glass is the portholes as the flat windshield. So the bubble canopy is not armored. The same thing is with the AH-64 Apache that side windows are not armored but just the front flat windshield. Same was with AH-1 that had the flat canopy that frontal part was armored. That is something that makes KA-50 and Mi-28 special ones that the whole cockpit is armored against 23mm HEI-T shot from 5m distance and against a 12.7mm AP ammunition to fuselage and 7.62mm AP for windshields from point blank.

Since 2014, Poland has been attempting to find a replacement for its fleet of 28 aging attack helicopters inherited from the Soviet era. The Kurk program saw five manufacturers apply, namely the European Airbus Helicopters with the Tiger, the Italian Leonardo with the AW249 (still under development), Turkish Aerospace Industries with the T129 Atak, Boeing with the AH-64E Guardian, and finally Bell with the AH-1Z Viper.

Poland is not the only country aiming to accelerate the retirement of its Soviet-made material. In February 2022, the Brazilian Air Force surprisingly announced the deactivation of its fleet of 12 AH-2 Saber, a local name for Mil Mi-35M Hind-E attack helicopters. The last aircraft from the order placed in 2008 was delivered as recently as 2014.

Given that Afghanistan has been in near-constant conflict since the Soviet Union invaded the country in December 1979, numerous weapons have become synonymous with the violence in that country. But few stayed in the public imagination as much as the Soviet-designed Mil Mi-24 attack helicopter. NATO gave the Mi-24 the prosaic codename 'Hind'.

The Mi-24 was the second purpose-built attack helicopter in the world to be introduced into service after the US AH-1 Cobra. It made its first flight in 1969. Where the Mi-24 differed from western counterparts was its capability to carry a small contingent of infantry personnel, up to eight men. This allowed the rotorcraft to act as both a conventional armed helicopter and a troop transport.

The Mil Mi-24 gunship, NATO reporting name "Hind", is a Soviet attack helicopter commissioned in the early 1970s. Export versions of the same helicopter are sometimes given the model numbers Mi-25 and Mi-35, but presumably the ones used in Ukraine were transferred to the military of Ukraine before the dissolution of the Soviet Union and are not export variants.

The Mil-series of helicopters stem from the design bureau of Mikhail Mil. Nearly all Soviet-era helicopters are from the Mil design bureau, except for the Kamov helicopters. The Mi-24 was the first purpose-built helicopter gunship in the Soviet military forces. Unlike the slimmer U.S.-made AH-1G Cobra, however, the Mi-24 was not designed solely as such; the Hind was larger due to a 6-to-8 man troop compartment in the lower fuselage, as it was meant both as troop transport and attack helicopter. The Hind has four main wing hardpoints along with two on the wingtips; a typical load consists of four large unguided rocket pods and a pair of wingtip double launch rails, each with two guided anti-tank missiles. NATO designated the production "Hind A", the pre-production "Hind B", and the unarmed trainer models "Hind C." In at least the A and B models, the helicopters were heavily armored enough to be largely resistant to bullet fire from assault rifles.[1]

The Mi-24D, or Hind D, has a new cockpit design. The earlier Mi-24s had a squat, polygonal "greenhouse"-style cockpit with the gunner's front seat offset left and the pilot's rear seat offset right, but its extensive glazing provided poor crew protection. The Hind D cockpit, apart from the use of thick armor-glass canopies, adopted the in-line tandem configuration similar to U.S. attack helicopters. The Mi-24D has two cockpit "bubbles", with the pilot in the upper bubble and the gunner in the lower one, separate from each other. This also gives the Hind D access to either a 12.7mm or 23mm cannon, mounted under the chin of the Gunner's bubble. All existing Hind A, B, and C designs have since been superseded by the D or the later Mi-24V Hind E design.

During the Outer Heaven Uprising in 1995, Solid Snake was attacked by Hind D helicopter shortly before parachuting from the rooftop onto the courtyard of Outer Heaven. The Hind had next to no movement besides the gunner's machine gun, which was a 20mm electric cannon capable of firing 4000 rounds per minute.[8] Snake was able to easily destroy the Hind by using a M79 grenade launcher to fire grenades into the cockpit of the Hind.

The earlier-designed Hind A model is encountered in Metal Gear Solid 3, patrolling the Krasnogorje Mountaintop, and attacking the player during the Alert phase. The helicopters used to transport the Shagohod early in the game, were originally intended to be Russian Kamovs, but the modeling team did not want to create an all-new helicopter model for the 15 seconds that they were to be shown, so they used the Hind A model instead.[9] The existence of the Hind in Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is actually an anachronism since the Hind was not introduced until 1972. However, the former game implies that Volgin had kickstarted their development with funding provided by the Philosophers' Legacy.

If the player snipes at Groznyj Grad from the vista, behind the Krasnogorje Mountaintop Ruins, the base will go on alert and send a Hind A chopper to attack Snake. Even if the Hind A is destroyed, another one will take its place. If the player successfully destroys the Hind A at Bolshaya Past and calls EVA at Krasnogorje, the conversation is extended slightly to have Snake express bafflement at EVA's reference to a Hind and explain he can't find it, even when EVA tries to tell him it's there before she remembers that he already took care of that Hind earlier at the relay station before assuring him that there are more Hinds further on.

The Mi-24 is an attack helicopter of Soviet origin. It was developed in the late 1960s to provide Soviet forces with a similar capability as the US AH-1 Cobra. The Mi-24 is unique in being an attack helicopter with a sizeable troop compartment. Due to its size and armor it is the heaviest attack helicopter in use. The commonly used NATO reporting name for the Mi-24 is Hind.

The Mi-24 was derived from the successful Mi-8 transport helicopter. It features a distinctive tandem cockpit with the gunner in the front and the pilot at the rear. The troop compartment with large doors on either size is located behind the cockpit and under the two large engines that power the massive five blade main rotor. A large stub wing on either side creates additional lift and three hardpoints. The tricycle landing gear is retractable which aids in streamlining.

Simulating airborne combat maneuvers is vital for the 41st Rescue Squadron, which specializes in aircrew recovery. This can include infiltrating deep behind enemy lines to pluck downed pilots to safety. Roving enemy helicopters are a real threat to CSAR helicopters, and the Hind is a perfect example of what HH-60W crews could stumble upon and need to evade during a real mission. The squadron maintains a combat-ready status, with the ability to rapidly mobilize and deploy in support of both combat and peacetime search and rescue missions.

The Mil Mi-24 attack and transport helicopter, developed by the Mil Helicopter in the Soviet Union during the 1960s, remains a fixture of the Russian military to the present day. It and its many variants are also extremely popular amongst other militaries and even paramilitaries around the world. Training against similar adversary aircraft U.S. pilots will likely face in combat adds important realism to everything from tests and exercises. Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) teaches pilots how to engage adversary aircraft that look and fly differently, and are flown by pilots with unfamiliar combat doctrine. The Mi-24 is a heavier and faster attack-focused helicopter, with a greater number of armament combinations, including a cannon and the ability to carry air-to-air missiles, compared to the HH-60W, which is armed only with door guns. On the other hand, the HH-60W is lighter, smaller, and boasts a greater operational range than the Mi-24, due to its primary role as a search and rescue aircraft. It also has far superior avionics, enhanced situational awareness, and especially, much better countermeasures. 041b061a72


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