Mi-28N

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Mi-28N
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GarageImage Mi-28N.jpg
Mi-28N
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Description

The Mi-28N is a rank VII Soviet attack helicopter with a battle rating of 10.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m300 km/h
Max altitude5 400 m
Engine2 х Klimov VK-2500-II turboshaft
Power2 200 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 280 267 5400
Upgraded ___ 300

Survivability and armour

MAW
Alerts when an incoming missile is detected, and automatically deploys flares
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
AB3 010 → 4 638 Sl icon.png
RB5 000 → 7 705 Sl icon.png
SB6 400 → 9 862 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications498 000 Rp icon.png
867 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training290 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 020 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 230 / 290 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
35 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods cd 98 main rotor.png
Replacing helicopter blades
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods heli flak jacket.png
Flak jacket
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
35 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods heli structure.png
Helicopter frame
Research:
37 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
64 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
81 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
140 000 Sl icon.png
1 100 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
2A42_belt_pack
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
35 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods rocket.png
B-13L
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
35 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
MAW
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
35 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
2A42_new_gun
Research:
37 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
64 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
APU-8/4-U 4 Ataka
Research:
37 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
64 000 Sl icon.png
500 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod UPK-23-250
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
APU-8/4-U 8 Ataka
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
9M39
Research:
81 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
140 000 Sl icon.png
1 100 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Night vision devices
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Offensive armament

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

The Mi-28N is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 30 mm 2A42 cannon, chin turret (450 rpg)
    • 1 x 30 mm 2A42 cannon, chin turret (450 rpg) + 128 x Flares

Suspended armament

Number of setups20
List of setups
Setup 180 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 220 x S-13DF rockets
Setup 38 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
Setup 48 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 58 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
10 x S-13DF rockets
Setup 616 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
Setup 716 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 816 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
10 x S-13DF rockets
Setup 98 x 9M39 Igla air-to-air missiles
Setup 108 x 9M39 Igla air-to-air missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 118 x 9M39 Igla air-to-air missiles
10 x S-13DF rockets
Setup 122 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 132 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 1410 x S-13DF rockets
2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 158 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 1616 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 178 x 9M39 Igla air-to-air missiles
2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
Setup 188 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets
4 x 9M39 Igla air-to-air missiles
Setup 198 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
4 x 9M39 Igla air-to-air missiles
Setup 208 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
4 x 9M39 Igla air-to-air missiles
10 x S-13DF rockets

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

  • Without load
  • 80 x S-8KO rockets
  • 20 x S-13DF rockets
  • 8 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
  • 8 x 9M120M Ataka missiles + 40 x S-8KO rockets
  • 8 x 9M120M Ataka missiles + 10 x S-13DF rockets
  • 16 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
  • 16 x 9M120M Ataka missiles + 40 x S-8KO rockets
  • 16 x 9M120M Ataka missiles + 10 x S-13DF rockets
  • 8 x 9M39 Igla missiles
  • 8 x 9M39 Igla missiles + 40 x S-8KO rockets
  • 8 x 9M39 Igla missiles + 10 x S-13DF rockets
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons + 40 x S-8KO rockets
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons + 10 x S-13DF rockets
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons + 8 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons + 16 x 9M120M Ataka missiles
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons + 8 x 9M39 Igla missiles
  • 4 x 9M39 Igla missiles + 8 x 9M120M Ataka missiles + 40 x S-8KO rockets
  • 4 x 9M39 Igla missiles + 8 x 9M120M Ataka missiles + 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons
  • 4 x 9M39 Igla missiles + 8 x 9M120M Ataka missiles + 10 x S-13DF rockets

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in a helicopter, the features of using the helicopter in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

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

Following the introduction into service of the Mil Mi-24 Hind, design work began on an optimised attack helicopter with reduced secondary transport capacities, intended for a primary anti-armour and anti-helicopter role as well as providing aerial cover for helicopter landings. Following a number of proposed concepts, a preliminary design was chosen in 1977. Following the construction of a mock-up, a prototype was constructed and first flew on November 10th 1982, with a second prototype completed in 1983. Trials of the Mi-28 began in 1984, but the type lost out to the Kamov Ka-50. Despite this, lower priority development of the Mi-28 continued and production of the Mi-28 was approved in December of 1987. In January of 1988, the first prototype Mi-28A flew, fitted with more powerful engines and a different model of tail rotor; this prototype was first shown to the Western world at the 1989 Paris Air Show. In 1991 a second prototype of the Mi-28A flew, but with the end of the Cold War, the end of the Soviet Union and ensuing cuts in the Defence budget, the Mi-28A was re-evaluated and found superior to the Ka-50, especially due to it lacking all-weather capabilities. As such, the Ka-50A was cancelled in 1993.

The Mi-28N was first presented in 1995 and first flew on November 14th 1996. Unlike the preceding Mi-28A, the Mi-28N was fitted with a whole array of vision aids, such as radar, a gun camera and forward-looking infrared (FLIR), giving it an all-weather capability. Once again, the post-Cold War realities in the Russian Federation meant that funds were not available and the program was given a low priority.

This changed in 2000 when attention was given to re-equipping the Russian Army. The Mi-28N was given a new priority, as a future replacement of the Mi-24. In 2004, a second prototype with an altered main rotor design was flown, and after trials, the first production Mi-28N was accepted by the Russian military on June 5th 2006, with the type being declared operational in October 2009. An export model, the Mi-28NE, has since been sold to both Iraq and Algeria. An updated model, the Mi-28NM, was first flown in 2016, with the first production examples delivered to the Russian military in June of 2019.

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See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • 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