Mi-28A

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This page is about the Swedish attack helicopter Mi-28A. For other versions, see Mi-28 (Family).
Mi-28A
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Mi-28A
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Description

The Mi-28A is a premium rank VI Swedish attack helicopter with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB) and 10.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Wind of Change".

Based on the early production Mi-28A that was trialed by the Swedish army during the 1990s, its loadouts and gunnery equipment are somewhat limited in comparison to the later Mi-28N and Mi-28N, but remains very potent in the right hands.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m300 km/h
Max altitude5 400 m
Engine2 х Klimov TV3-117VMA
Take-off weight12 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
Stock 276 256 5400
Upgraded 324 300

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear420 km/h
Armour loayout of the Mi-28A
Mi-28A Armour layout
Armour

The gunner and pilot are protected in the front with thin armour plating and slightly angled bulletproof glass, with an additional armour plating separating the both of them and an armour plate in the back. On the sides they are protected by thin armour plating together with some ceramic on both sides. An additional armour plating is located at the bottom protecting the crew from any minor shrapnel. Everything is surrounded by a small steel cage around the cockpit. Only the crew are protected and the engine and fuel tanks are left exposed.

  • 42 mm (56-59°) Bulletproof glass - Frontal windshield
  • 22 mm Bulletproof glass - Side windshield
  • 10 mm Aluminium alloy - Cockpit front, middle, rear and bottom
  • 10 mm Aluminium alloy - Cockpit sides and doors
  • 16 mm Ceramic - Cockpit sides
  • 8 mm Steel - Canopy framing

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB4 860 Sl icon.png
RB4 860 Sl icon.png
SB4 860 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 670 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 150 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Talisman.png 2 × 232 / 232 / 232 % 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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Cover
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Flares/Chaff
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B-13L
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Gun pod UPK-23-250
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NVD
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APU-8/4-U 8 Ataka

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 130 mm 2A42 cannon
Ammunition250 rounds
Fire rate547 shots/min
Main article: 2A42 (30 mm)

The Mi-28A is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 30 mm 2A42 cannon (250 rpg)
    • 1 x 30 mm 2A42 cannon + 128 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

List of setups (9)
Setup 116 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
Setup 216 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 316 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon (ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 480 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 520 x S-13OF rockets
Setup 616 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
10 x S-13OF rockets
Setup 710 x S-13OF rockets
2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon (ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 82 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon (ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 92 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon (ammunition: 500 rounds)
40 x S-8KO rockets

The Mi-28A can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 16 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
  • 16 x 9M120 Ataka missiles + 40 x S-8KO rockets
  • 16 x 9M120 Ataka missiles + 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 80 x S-8KO rockets
  • 20 x S-13OF rockets
  • 10 x S-13OF rockets + 16 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
  • 10 x S-13OF rockets + 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons + 40 x S-8KO rockets

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • A highly armored and well-protected helicopter, the Mi-28A can handle surprising amounts of enemy fire before succumbing to damage
  • Access to the very good 9M120 missiles, allowing for long-range one-hit attacks on enemy ground targets
    • 9M120 missiles are also usable against air targets with some practice
  • 30 mm 2A42 nose gun is very useful vs both air and ground targets - APDS belt is highly effective against SPAAs, light tanks, and tank destroyers
    • The gun, being nose-mounted, has a very large cone of movement, making it more useful than the semi-fixed one of the Ka-50 and Ka-52
  • Access to both S-8KO HEAT and S-13OF HEF rockets - the latter are extremely capable in the right hands
  • CCIP for all weaponry, allowing both 3rd and 1st person targetting with ease!
  • Access to a good amount of flare and chaff to protect against AAMs and SAMs

Cons:

  • The Mi-28A is a very large and relatively helicopter - it is by no means agile, and it needs to be flown carefully, as hard maneuvers at low altitude may very well lead to a crash
  • No access to night vision or thermal imaging for the gunner position, meaning night maps are potentially difficult to navigate, and targetting is near impossible
  • No IRCM or MAW system, meaning missile avoidance using countermeasures is entirely manual and dependent on being aware of surroundings
  • The engine area is unprotected - even HMG or autocannon fire can damage the engines, transmission, and radiators, leading to severely reduced flight performance, or an unsurvivable loss of thrust
  • Its well-known silhouette and its reputation means the Mi-28A will often be targeted by enemy SPAA and airplanes with high priority

History

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See also

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