Mi-24D (USSR)

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RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
▂Mi-24D
mi_24d.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.3/9.3/9.3BR
2 peopleCrew
11.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х Klimov TV3-117V turboshaftEngine
Speed of destruction
520 km/hStructural
420 km/hGear
Offensive armament
12.7 mm YaK-B machine gunWeapon 1
1 470 roundsAmmunition
4 500 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
128 x S-5K rocketsSetup 1
4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombSetup 2
2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombSetup 3
4 x S-24 rocketsSetup 4
4 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missilesSetup 5
4 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
128 x S-5K rockets
Setup 6
4 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
4 x S-24 rockets
Setup 7
4 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bomb
Setup 8
4 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bomb
Setup 9
64 x S-5K rockets
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bomb
Setup 10
4 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
64 x S-5K rockets
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bomb
Setup 11
2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannonSetup 12
2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
64 x S-5K rockets
Setup 13
4 x 9М17P Falanga-PV missiles
2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannon
64 x S-5K rockets
Setup 14
Economy
Sl icon.png1 300/1 300/1 300Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 640 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 400 Ge icon.pngAces
220 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
300 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png220 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium Russian attack helicopter Mi-24D (USSR). For other uses, see Mi-24 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Mi-24D USSR.jpg


The ▂Mi-24D is a gift rank V Soviet 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

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
315 304 4,950
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
354 335 4,950

Survivability and armour

  • 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

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: YaK-B (12.7 mm)

The Mi-24D (USSR) is armed with: 1 x 12.7mm YaK-B rotary machine gun, chin turret (1470 rpg)

Suspended armament

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

  • Without load
  • 128 x S-5K rockets
  • 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 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
  • 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-250-270 bombs + 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs + 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs + 64 x S-5K rockets (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs + 64 x S-5K rockets + 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons
  • 64 x S-5K rockets + 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons
  • 64 x S-5K rockets + 4 x 9M17P Falanga-PV missiles + 2 x 23 mm GSh-23-2 cannons

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 helicopter's 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 12.7mm 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 impossiblie 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 aircaft and a few seconds later it should hit.

What if the aircraft has missiles, Nose over the MI-24D, gain speed, lots of speed - faster you can do this, high the odds of the jet missing is. 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 hit's 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 it's 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-5 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.


Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Compressor Flak jacket Offensive 12 mm Flares IRCM
II Helicopter frame C-24 FAB-250
III Engine Replacing helicopter blades New 12 mm MGs FAB-500
IV Cover 2P32M/K-4V Gun pod UPK-23-250
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

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

The Shooting Range #110 - Pages of History section at 10:26 discusses the Mi-24.
The Shooting Range #114 - War Machines section at 00:24 discusses the Mi-24D.

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