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General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
11.5 тоннTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х Klimov TV3-117V turboshaftEngine
Speed of destruction
520 km/hStructural
420 km/hGear
Offensive armament
12.7 mm A-12.7 machine gunОрудие 1
900 roundsAmmunition
1 098 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
128 x S-5K rocketsSetup 1
4 x 9М17М Falanga missilesSetup 2
4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombSetup 3
2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombSetup 4
4 x 9М17М Falanga missiles
128 x S-5K rockets
Setup 5
4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bomb
4 x 9М17М Falanga missiles
Setup 6
2 x 500 kg FAB-500 (welded) bomb
4 x 9М17М Falanga missiles
Setup 7
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bomb
4 x 9М17М Falanga missiles
64 x S-5K rockets
Setup 8
170 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
550 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 500 / 3 402/3 610 / 4 913/2 300 / 3 130Repair
160 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
550 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
× (208) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 3.1 Sl icon.png× 2.4 Sl icon.png× 1.2 Sl icon.png
This page is about the Russian attack helicopter Mi-24A. For other uses, see Mi-24 (Family).


The Mi-24A in the garage

The Mi-24A is a Rank V Russian attack helicopter with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). This helicopter was introduced in Update 1.81 "The Valkyries".

General info

Flight Performance

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Survivability and armour

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Offensive armament

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Suspended armament

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Usage in battles

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Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Compressor Flak jacket Offensive 12 mm
II Helicopter frame FAB-250 2P32M/K-4V
III Engine Replacing helicopter blades New 12 mm MGs FAB-500
IV Cover

Pros and cons

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In studying the possibilities of helicopter design and the experience of other countries, Mikhail Leontyevich Mil came to the conclusion that a well-armed and armored battle helicopter was required to increase the mobility of the Soviet Army. It had to be capable of transporting cargos and paratroopers – a kind of flying armored car. In contrast to the American army, in which troop transport helicopters operated with cover from assault helicopters, Mikhail decided to create a vehicle that could handle both these tasks on its own. The engineers at the Mil design bureau already had considerable experience in developing helicopters, and had performed several experiments in transforming transport helicopters into assault helicopters. This meant that after military officials approved the concept of an assault-transport helicopter, the team immediately got to work. In the summer of 1969, literally a year after the work had begun, the Mil engineers presented a prototype for testing.

The first version of the Mi-24 already had the characteristics and features familiar to all fans of military vehicles found in the later series-produced versions, the Mi-24B and the Mi-24D. The characteristic silhouette for which the Mi-24 was dubbed “Hind”, two TVZ-117 turboshaft engines, retractable landing gear, a cargo bay for paratroopers and wings for mounting weaponry. However, there were differences also. The tail rotor on the Mi-24A was placed on the right – it was only moved to the left side in 1974. A single cabin was mounted on the Mi-24A with a flat glass, a so-called “Veranda” in which the armament operator and the pilot could sit one behind the other with a slight offset. The main difference was the armament. By the time the Mi-24 was created, the weaponry that the military demanded for the new helicopter – modern Shturm ATGMs with an advanced aiming kit, and a rapid-firing machine gun for the rotating nose turret – was not yet ready. The first versions of the Mi-24 were equipped with the Falanga-MV ATGM with manual aiming, the single-barrel A-12.7 in a turret with limited mobility on the nose with a simple collimator sight, and unguided rockets or up to 1000 kg of bombs on the wing hardpoints. Officially, the Mi-24A was never accepted into service, although quite a lot of the vehicles were built – along with the training versions, over 240 in total. The Mi-24A was exported, and took part in military operations in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Libya.

- From Devblog


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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

USSR helicopters
Attack  Mi-4AV · Mi-24A · ▂Mi-24D · Mi-24P · Mi-24V · Mi-35M