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General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
8.4 tEmpty weight
11.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
5 400 mCeiling
2 х Klimov VK-2500-II turboshaftEngine
Speed of destruction
520 km/hStructural
420 km/hGear
Offensive armament
23 mm GSh-23L cannonWeapon 1
450 roundsAmmunition
3 396 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
80 x S-8KO rocketsSetup 1
8 x 9M114 Shturm missilesSetup 2
16 x 9M114 Shturm missilesSetup 3
8 x 9M120 Ataka missilesSetup 4
16 x 9M120 Ataka missilesSetup 5
4 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannonSetup 6
4 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 7
4 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
8 x 9M114 Shturm missiles
Setup 8
4 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
16 x 9M114 Shturm missiles
Setup 9
4 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
8 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
Setup 10
4 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
16 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
Setup 11
8 x 9M114 Shturm missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 12
8 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 13
16 x 9M114 Shturm missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 14
16 x 9M120 Ataka missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 15
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png9 900 / 12 008/11 160 / 13 537/8 000 / 9 703Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 600 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.26 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Russian attack helicopter Mi-35M. For other uses, see Mi-24 (Family).


The Mi-35M in the garage

The Mi-35M is a rank VI Russian attack helicopter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). This helicopter was introduced in Update 1.81 "The Valkyries".

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, manoeuvrability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
 ?  ? 5 400
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
 ?  ? 5 400

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the helicopter. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, how many engines the vehicle has. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Offensive armament

Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.

Suspended armament

Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.

Usage in battles

The Mi-35M is very good at long-range sniping in tank realistic battles. While playing the distance game, it is important to make sure the chopper does not stay stationary when picking out and shooting at targets or else the Mi-35M will become an easy target. On the other hand, in air battles, the Mi-35M is amazing at sniping enemy helicopters within a 5 km range.


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Compressor Flak jacket Offensive 23 mm APU-8/4-U 4 Shturm HIRSS
II Helicopter frame New 23 mm cannons APU-8/4-U 8 Shturm Flares
III Engine Replacing helicopter blades Gun pod UPK-23-250 APU-8/4-U 4 Ataka IRCM
IV Cover APU-8/4-U 8 Atacka

Pros and cons


  • Great missile speed (ATAKA missiles) making it easy to use and aim.
  • Great 23mm cannon damage.
  • IRCM and Flares making it practically immune to AAMs.


  • No AAM available to counter incoming fighters.
  • Relatively low ammo reserve on 23mm.


The Mi-35M is a modern utility combat helicopter of the Russian army, manufactured by Rostvertol helicopter company. At the moment, the Mi-35M is the most modern modification of the Mi-24 series. During its versatile service in Afghanistan, India, and other locations, the “Hind” performed well but had few vital flaws. A modernized version, titled Mi-35, underwent specific improvements. The helicopter gained new more powerful engines, the metal rotor was replaced by a composite one, the 3-bladed anti-torque rotor was replaced by an X-shaped composite one. The Mi-35M was given fixed landing gear and new shorter wings with only four weaponry mounting points. The weapon itself has also been updated: A 4-barreled 50.cal machine gun in the chin-mounted rotating turret is now replaced by a twin-barreled 23-mm GSh-23L autocannon. Mounted weaponry now consists of two types of ATGMs, modern air-to-ground unguided rockets, 23mm cannon pods, and other changes. The Mi-35M is currently in service in the Russian Air Forces, and other nations. Russian and Iraqi Mi-35M-s fought in recent actions in Syria.

- From Devblog


An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

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 aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

USSR helicopters
Attack  Mi-4AV · Mi-24A · ▂Mi-24D · Mi-24P · Mi-24V · Mi-35M