Russia’s New Hind Could Be Its Best Helicopter Ever by Tom Cooper Some 50 air forces and air arms around the world operate different variants of the famous Mil Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter. In "The Call of Cthulhu", H. P. Lovecraft describes a statue of Cthulhu as "A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind. Read how it stacks up. The Hind is armed with two Turbine engines that both deliver 2,200 horsepower. Mi-24D (Hind-D) The Hind-C lost its nose gun though introduced a chaff/flare dispenser in a "strap-on" fitting along the rear portion of the tail boom. The Mil Mi-24 (Russian: Миль Ми-24; NATO reporting name: Hind) is a large helicopter gunship, attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. It is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and has been operated since 1972 by the Soviet Air Force and its successors, along with 48 other nations. Mi-24 HIND Mi-25 HIND D Mi-35 HIND E The Mi-24, the first helicopter to enter service with the Russian Air Force as an assault transport and gunship, was developed on the … The Hind-D brought about additional dorsal antenna works, a four-barreled powered chin turret (12.7mm heavy machine guns) and a U-section antenna for the R-828 Eucalyptus UHF system. Back in the 1980s, when it still existed, the Soviet Union maintained a number of "friendly" relationships with a variety of African and Asian nations, mostly for the purposes of selling military hardware to counter the West. Both the Mi-24 and Mi-24A entered Soviet Air Force service in … Mi-24A Hind BMi-24A (Hind-B) - The Hind-A was followed up by the second production model the. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts In the 1980s, the USSR Mil Mi-25 Hind-D, the export variant of the Mi-24 Hind helicopter was one of the most advanced helicopters in the world. Both the Mi-24 and Mi-24A entered into Soviet Air Forces service in 1972. Mi-24BMT Small number of Mi-24s converted into minesweepers. Western intelligence desperately needed to get hands-on it. Operation Mount Hope: How the CIA stole a Russian Hind-D gunship in the dead of night. (Hind-B) The Mi-24A was the second production model. On May 21, 1988, the U.S. military had ordered the start of the mission, known as Operation Mount Hope III, with the relatively simple objective of having the elite Army aviators get to northern Chad and extract a Mi-25 Hind D – the export designation for Mi-24. It lacked the four-barrel Yak-B 12.7mm machine gun under the nose. The Russian born Mil M-24 attack helicopter or the "Hind" has been a staple for the Soviet Union since its introduction in the 1970s. A dual-barrel autocannon with 750 rounds of 30x165mm ammunition that it can fire at a rate of 300 to 2600 rounds per minute. The Hind was of great interest to the United States, as it was the heaviest gunship on earth at that time and had capabilities U.S. gunship pilots could only dream of. An opportunity for such a look finally presented itself in the form of the discovery of a Libyan Mi-25 left behind in Chadian territory in 1987. r/Kappa: /r/Kappa **"eSports is not a part of the FGC"** Press J to jump to the feed. Mi-24U (Hind-C) Training version without nose gun and wingtip stations. Usually, it’s armed with: One 12.7mm Gatling gun with a maximum of 1470 rounds.