Mi-24D (USSR)

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This page is about the premium Soviet attack helicopter Mi-24D (USSR). For other versions, see Mi-24 (Family).
▂Mi-24D
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▂Mi-24D
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Description

The ▂Mi-24D is a premium gift rank V Soviet attack helicopter with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.81 "The Valkyries" as a store bundle, but was removed from sale after the 2019 New Year Sale.

One of the most iconic helicopter gunships of the Cold War, the Mil Mi-24 was widely exported throughout the Eastern Bloc as the Soviet Union armed its satellites in Europe and abroad. This Mi-24D is one such example, and flies the colors of the Czechoslovak Air Force. The "Hind" is one of the most heavily armed gunships ever made, possessing extensive payloads and a durable airframe, at the cost of low manoeuvrability. A pair of Klimov TV3-117V turboshaft engines give the helicopter good lifting power and decent flight speeds.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m335 km/h
Max altitude4 950 m
Engine2 х Klimov TV3-117V
Power2 100 hp
Take-off weight12 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
Stock 315 304 4950
Upgraded 354 335

Survivability and armour

IRCM
Protects against IR-guided missiles
Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural520 km/h
Gear420 km/h
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks
  • 4 mm Steel protecting Engines, Transmission, topmost Fuel Tank
  • 4 mm Steel alongside length of crew compartment
  • 8 mm Steel in front and astride gunner position
  • 55 mm Bulletproof Glass, front of canopy only

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 300 Sl icon.png
RB2 400 Sl icon.png
SB2 400 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 640 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 900 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 110 / 250 / 320 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
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Engine
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Replacing helicopter blades
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Flak jacket
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Helicopter frame
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NVD
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Cover
Mods ammo.png
YaK-B_belt_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
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Mods counterMeasures.png
IRCM
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YaK-B_new_gun
Mods pilon rocket.png
S-24
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-250
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod UPK-23-250
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FAB-500
Mods ammo.png
ns23_belt_pack
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2P32M/K-4V

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 YaK-B machine gun
Ammunition1 470 rounds
Fire rate4 500 shots/min
Main article: YaK-B (12.7 mm)

The Mi-24D (USSR) is armed with:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm YaK-B machine gun, chin turret (1,470 rpg)

Suspended armament

Number of setups14
List of setups
Setup 1128 x S-5K rockets
Setup 24 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
Setup 32 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bomb
Setup 44 x S-24 rockets
Setup 54 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
Setup 64 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
128 x S-5K rockets
Setup 74 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
4 x S-24 rockets
Setup 84 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
4 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
Setup 94 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bomb
Setup 1064 x S-5K rockets
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
Setup 114 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
64 x S-5K rockets
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bomb
Setup 122 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 132 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
64 x S-5K rockets
Setup 144 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
64 x S-5K rockets

The Mi-24D (USSR) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 128 x S-5K rockets
  • 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 S-24 rockets
  • 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles
  • 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles + 128 x S-5K rockets
  • 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles + 4 x S-24 rockets
  • 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles + 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles + 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 64 x S-5K rockets + 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs (500 kg total)
  • 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles + 64 x S-5K rockets + 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons + 64 x S-5K rockets
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons + 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles + 64 x S-5K rockets

Usage in battles

The Mi-24D, is the equivalent of the ancient Rome's cataphractarii, it's heavily armoured, packs incredible firepower and well the Hinds are one of the scariest helicopters in the game. Whether it be Air or Ground attack or even in naval.

Air to Air

Mi-24D Vs. Helicopters

The Mi-24D is able to make quick work of enemy helicopters, with its 12.7 mm YaK-B rotary machine gun. To get the best bullet to knockout ratio - always aim for the critical elements of the rival.

  1. Flight deck
  2. Engine
  3. Tail

Or if you wish to play with the enemy helicopter, shoot it's wings off with a few well placed shots and it will lose all it's suspended armament. However, doing this will not knockout any machine guns or cannons which it has mounted below on the air frame. Using the ATGM's to destroy enemy helicopters, the Falanga-PV are one of the fastest missiles in the game - they are able to destroy most helicopters with one hit - however helicopters such as Ka-52, Mi-28N & Tiger HAD will need to hit the tail, flight deck or engine since they are heavily armoured.

The Mi-24D has 14 Suspended armament presets, from cannons to ATGM's combinations.

The recommended armaments for this role is:

  • 64 x S-5K rockets + 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles + 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons

The extra cannons installed on the wings, allows the Hind to perform the role of an attack helicopter - these cannons are able to destroy enemy helicopters, within a few clicks of the mouse. However, if this is used in an air to ground role these cannons can only penetrate lightly armoured vehicles.

If playing this in a Air to ground role it's best to go for the

  • 128 x S-5K rockets + 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles

Mi-24D Vs. Fighters

The Mi-24D does not have any air to air missiles, this means engagement with jet fighters will most likely end up with the Hind getting knocked out. However, it is not impossible to shoot them down. To do this, make sure you are equipped with the ATGM's. Wait for the aircraft to approach you head on and fire, keep the ATGM lined up with aircraft and a few seconds later it should hit.

If the aircraft has missiles, nose over the Mi-24D, gain speed, lots of speed - faster you can do this, higher the odds of the jet missing. Drop the Mi-24D to the ground and pull up after the jet has overshot you. If the jet banks and turns around, fire the ATGM and correct the ATGM so it hits the aircraft during this turn.

Air to Ground

The best payload for combined battles is

  • 128 x S-5K rockets + 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles

When enemy tankers see the Hind coming towards them, or see it flash up on the hud, they flea for cover. The Mi-24D, provides eight ATGM (Falanga-PV) missiles - these are enough to knockout eight enemy tanks, with a single hit. The range of the Falanga-PV missiles allow for strikes to happen at a distance, which keeps the helicopter out of range from most enemy SPAA or tanks.

Mi-24D Vs. SPAA

However the first target if seen, should always be enemy SPAA vehicles. Once the SPAA units have been located and knocked out, it is free hunting. The Mi-24D provides 128 S-5K rockets with its eight Falanga-PV missiles. These 128 rockets provide the capability for at least another two enemy tanks to be knocked out. With a skilled shot, it is EVEN possible that over four or five plus enemy tanks can be destroyed using them, on top of the eight ATGM's.

The Mi-24D is a very large helicopter, it's not a small sleek stealthy helicopter like the BO 105 It is a big target - In-order to compensate, fly low and fast. Stay above the tree line, under 20 meters so any fussed missiles cannot detonate with their proximity fuses. Proximity fuses do not need to directly hit you, for them to knock you out, they only have to explode within the proximity of the helicopter.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Extensive payload options, including lethal S-24 rockets
  • Excellent ATGM penetration at 650mm
  • Well armoured against small arms fire
  • Quick-firing machine gun capable of shredding very light armour
  • Premium vehicle reward bonuses for RP and SL

Cons:

  • No Air to Air missiles
  • Limited ATGM firing arcs at close ranges
  • Very visible, with large radar cross section
  • Sluggish to manoeuvre at most speeds
  • No thermal optics, only early NVG

History

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Media

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See also

Vehicles of Similar Role

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