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Mil Helicopter Mi-24 "(Hind)"

Gunship / Transport

Cold War Poster Child.

The definitive Soviet-era helicopter was the Mil Mi-24 (Hind), a hybrid attack concept with an inherent troop-carrying capability. First flying in 1969, the type entered widespread service in 1972 and has remained a stalwart in the Russia military services as well as with other foreign players. Despite its Cold War origins, the series has been progressively upgraded to meet the demands of new battlefield threats, all-the-while continuing its focus on battlefield support across a myriad of operation types. Today, the series remains a strong global player where its versatility continues to show through - with no true contender to be found in the West matching the capabilities of the classic Mi-24.
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Mission Roles

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Extreme On-Call Firepower

The Mi-24 is a highly-capable attack platform, able to be outfitted with a myriad of air-to-ground options that includes guided/precision ordnance, unguided rockets, gun/cannon pods, and even conventional drop bombs. It is this sort of versatility that had kept the machine at the frontlines of today's conflicts.

Survivability at its Finest

Armoring and onboard countermeasures are key to the survival of the craft with the crew protected from all sides by bullet-resistant windscreens as well as a titanium-lined armored tub. This assures the crew can operate at the low altitude levels required of attacking helicopter types.

Air Taxi

One of the more unique traits of the Mi-24 gunship series is its inherent ability to ferry combat-ready troops in its passenger compartment. In this way, the design bridges the gap between dedicated Attack Helicopter and dedicated Transport / Medium Utility - providing an all-in-one solution for its operators.

Generational Success

Due to progressive modernization efforts, the Mi-24 series has seen its fair share of global conflict. The original versions offered greenhouse-style canopies while the newer forms introduced bubble types. Such changes have only serves to make a potent machine that much more lethal.


Active, In-Service (52 yrs)
Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (Mil Helicopter) - Russia / Soviet Union
2,648 Units
68 Total

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Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Brazil; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Chad; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Croatia (former); Cuba; Cyprus; Czechoslovakia (former); Czech Republic; Djibouti; East Germany (former); Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Georgia; Germany (former); Guinea; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Kampuchea (former); Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Libya; Mali; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; North Korea; North Macedonia; Pakistan; Peru; Poland; Republic of the Congo; Russia; Rwanda; Serbia; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Slovakia (former); Soviet Union (former); Sri Lanka; Sudan; Syria; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uganda; Ukraine; United States; Uzbekistan; Venezuela; Vietnam; Yemen; Yugoslavia (former); Zimbabwe

(List includes former, current, and potential operating nations)
Mi-24: 2 x Isotov TV3-117 turboshaft engines developing 2,200 horsepower each driving five-bladed main rotor and three-bladed tail rotor (facing port side).

(Assuming optimal flying/environmental conditions)
Maximum Speed
208 mph | 335 kph | 181 kts
Service Ceiling
16,404 ft | 5,000 m | 3.11 miles
Operational Range
280 miles | 450 km | 243 nm
(Showcased performance statistics pertain to the Mi-24 production model)
64.96 feet (19.80 meters)
57.41 feet (17.50 meters)
21.33 feet (6.50 meters)
(Showcased measurements pertain to the Mi-24 production model)
18,739 lb (8,500 kg)
26,455 lb (12,000 kg)
(Showcased weights pertain to the Mi-24 production model)
1 x 12.7mm Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B Gatling-style rotating heavy machine gun in traversable chin turret (1,470 x 12.7mm rounds afforded) OR 1 x 30mm GSh-30K automatic cannon in fixed / flexible mounting (750 / 450 x 30mm rounds afforded, respectively) OR 1 x 20mm GIAT (M693) automatic cannon in trainable mounting (320 x 20mm rounds afforded).

Side-fuselage flexible weapon mountings supporting trainable 7.62mm machine guns for suppression.

Wingstubs on fuselage sides with three hardpoints each (six total) supporting up to 1,500 kg of external stores including:

Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs), air-to-ground missiles, rocket pods, mine dispensers, conventional drop bombs, and gun pods / cannon pods. Supported Types:

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Conventional Drop Bomb graphic Conventional Drop Bombs
Attack Rocket graphic Rockets / Rocket Pods
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