Mi-24A

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Mi-24A
mi_24a.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
2 peopleCrew
11.5 tTake-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 gunWeapon 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
Economy
170 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
550 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 520 / 3 429/3 440 / 4 681/1 810 / 2 463Repair
160 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
550 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
208 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
320 % Sl icon.png240 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Russian attack helicopter Mi-24A. For other uses, see Mi-24 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Mi-24A.jpg


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

General info

Flight performance

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Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
317 303 4950
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
 ??? 335 4950

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the helicopter. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: A-12.7 (12.7 mm)

The Mi-24A is armed with:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm A-12.7 machine gun, nose turret (900 rpg)

Suspended armament

The Mi-24A can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 128 x S-5K rockets
  • 4 x 9M17M Falanga missiles
  • 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 128 x S-5K rockets + 4 x 9M17M Falanga missiles
  • 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs + 4 x 9M17M Falanga missiles (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500 bombs + 4 x 9M17M Falanga missiles (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs + 64 x S-5K rockets + 4 x 9M17M Falanga missiles (500 kg total)

Usage in battles

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Modules

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 NVD New 12 mm MGs FAB-500
IV Cover

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

Cons:

History

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

Media

Images
  • Mi-24A WTWallpaper 001.jpg
  • Mi-24A WTWallpaper 002.jpg
  • Mi-24A WTWallpaper 003.jpg
  • Mi-24A WTWallpaper 004.jpg
  • Mi-24A WTWallpaper 005.jpg

See also

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

External links


Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
Attack  Mi-4AV
  Mi-24A · Mi-24P · Mi-24V
  Mi-28N
  Mi-35M
Export  ▂Mi-24D · ▀Mi-24P · ▀Mi-24P HFS 80

USSR helicopters
Kamov  Ка-29 · Ka-50 · Ka-52
Mil  Mi-4AV · Mi-24A · ▂Mi-24D · Mi-24P · Mi-24V · Mi-28N · Mi-35M