Mil Mi-24D Assault Helicopter Gunship

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0854
Category: Vehicles/Platforms
Object Type: Model
Object Name: Mil Mi-24D Assault Helicopter Gunship
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture:
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
530 
Height (mm):
160 
Depth (mm):
420 
Weight (g):
2,000 
Location: Models Cupboard
Inscription(s):

Russian Air Force (post Afghanistan up-grade) NATO code "Hind D"

Notes:

The side of the display case bears this information:

Mil Mi-24D
Assault Helicopter Gunship
Russian Air Force (post Afghanistan up-grade) NATO code "Hind D"

Length Overall: 64' 11"
Length of Fuselage: 57' 5½"
Main Rotor Diameter: 56' 9"
Tail Rotor Diameter: 12' 10"
Height: 14' 6¼"
Wingspan: 21' 5½"
Ceiling: 14,765'
Max. Ordnance: 5,291 lb.
Empty Weight: 18,819 lb.
Normal Take Off Weight: 24,250 lb.
Product: 2,500 + (over 600 exported)

Powerplant: Two 2,200shp Klimov (Isotov) TV3-117 Series III Turboshafts
Max Speed: 192 mph

Range on Internal Fuel: 466 miles
Combat Radius with Maximum Military Load: 99 miles
Combat Radius with two drop tanks: 155 miles
Combat Radius with four drop tanks: 179 miles
Internal Fuel Capacity: 469 Imp. Gallons
Optional Cabin Tank: 187 Imp. Gallon
Drop Tanks: up to four, each of 110 Imp. Gall

Armament:
 • One Four Barrelled 12.7mm (0.5") YakB-12.7 Gatling type Machine Gun mounted on a remotely controlled under-nose SSPU-24 turret. Maximum Rate of Fire: 4,200 rounds per minute.
 • Four 9M17P Skorpion (NATO Code AT-2 Swatter) radio Guided anti-tank missiles
 • Four UV-32 rocket pods each containing thirty-two S-5-57mm unguided rockets.

Design work began in 1966 and the prototype, developed from the Mil Mi-8 (NATO code Hip), first flew on 19th September 1969. The resulting Mil Mi-24 first appeared in 1973 and was first seen by Western observers in 1974.
Following combat evaluation in Afghanistan the Mil Mi-24 was upgraded:
 • L-166V-11E Ispanka Microwave Pulse Infra-red Jammer (NATO code "Hot Brick")
 • Strap on IR Flare / Chaff dispensers fitted to tail boom
 • Modified exhausts
 • Dielectric bulges on nose, housing aerials for SPO-15 Beryoza Radar Warning System

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