Mi-24A

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This page is about the Russian attack helicopter Mi-24A. For other uses, see Mi-24 (Family).
Mi-24A
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Mi-24A
AB RB SB
9.0 9.0 9.0
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Purchase:550 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

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

Max speed
at 1 000 m335 km/h
Max altitude4 950 m
Engine2 х Klimov TV3-117V turboshaft
Power2 100 hp
Take-off weight12 t

Describe how the helicopter behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

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

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural520 km/h
Gear420 km/h

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.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 300 → 3 130 Sl icon.png
RB3 960 → 5 389 Sl icon.png
SB3 500 → 4 763 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications286 000 Rp icon.png
848 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training160 000 Sl icon.png
Experts550 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 220 / 340 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
56 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Replacing helicopter blades
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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Flak jacket
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
56 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods heli structure.png
Helicopter frame
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
65 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
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NVD
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
93 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 000 Sl icon.png
1 400 Ge icon.png
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YaK-B_belt_pack
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
56 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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FAB-250
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
65 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
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2P32M/K-4V
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
65 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
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YaK-B_new_gun
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
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FAB-500
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Night vision devices
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

Weapon 112.7 mm A-12.7 machine gun
Ammunition900 rounds
Fire rate1 098 shots/min
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

Number of setups8
List of setups
Setup 1128 x S-5K rockets
Setup 24 x 9М17М Falanga missiles
Setup 34 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
Setup 42 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bomb
Setup 54 x 9М17М Falanga missiles
128 x S-5K rockets
Setup 64 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
4 x 9М17М Falanga missiles
Setup 72 x 500 kg FAB-500sv (welded) bomb
4 x 9М17М Falanga missiles
Setup 82 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
4 x 9М17М Falanga missiles
64 x S-5K rockets

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-250sv bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 4 x 9M17M Falanga missiles + 128 x S-5K rockets
  • 4 x 9M17M Falanga missiles + 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 4 x 9M17M Falanga missiles + 2 x 500 kg FAB-500sv bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 4 x 9M17M Falanga missiles + 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs + 64 x S-5K rockets (500 kg total)

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Really fast and manoeuvrable even during level flight
  • More dynamic gameplay than the slow Mi-4AV
  • Increase in the payload by 500 kg bombs; 250 kg bombs now carried simultaneously with ATGMs and rockets
  • Several armour layers now protect the cockpit and gunner position
  • The ballistic computer eases long-range rocket salvos 
  • Capable to fly with a single turboshaft engine at half thrust (55-60%)

Cons:

  • Larger and heavier than others helicopters; likely to go down after slightest rotor damage or high banking angles
  • A slight left sideslip is notable; affects rocket salvos launching while moving (+220 km/h)
  • 12.7 mm machine gun is useless versus Mi-24's bigger threat: Aircraft
  • No countermeasures or special imaging technology

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