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The Mi-24 is a helicopter gunship that has made appearances in both ArmA: Cold War Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault Edit

Mi-24
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Faction Soviet Union
Type Heavy Attack Helicopter
Seats 10 seats:
  • 1× Pilot
  • 1× Gunner
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 3× Weapons
  • 20× Magazines
Top speed ~ 284 km/h
Service ceiling 5,000 m
Fuel capacity 1000 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Cannon 30 mm
  • 8× AT-6 ATGM
  • 2× 57 mm Rocket Pods
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The Mi-24 is a heavy attack helicopter that is exclusively operated by Soviet military forces in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Heavy gunship
    • Troop transport
« Entering service in the late 1960’s, Mi24 Hind gunship provided main force for air support in the Afghanistan War. As the Eastern equivalent to US Air Force Apache helicopter, Hind is designed to perform all operations from air-to-air combat to air-to-ground and anti-tank capability. Helicopter is fitted with Overpressure system to transport up to eight troops through NBC (Nuclear Biological Chemical) conditions. Alternatively cargo area can be used as extra ammo storage.
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Design Edit

The Mi-24 is a twin-engined attack helicopter designed to provide close air support against armoured targets and for transportation of personnel. It uses a conventional pod and boom layout with a five-blade main rotor and three-blade tail rotor.

Armament
By default, the Mi-24 is armed with a single 30 mm autocannon and has air-to-ground anti-tank guided missiles attached to each of its stub wings, which also contain twin 57 mm rocket pods as well.

The 30 mm autocannon feeds from a single 500-round linked belt of high-explosive (HE) shells, while the stub wings carry 8 anti-tank guided missiles and a total of 64 rockets fitted with HE warheads for the rocket pods.

Features
True to its name, the Mi-24 is a "flying tank" and can withstand far more punishment than both of its American equivalents. The Mi-24 packs a similar loadout, and is a devastating foe for all ground vehicles and infantry alike.

Drawbacks
Unfortunately, the Mi-24 has very ungainly handling due to its large size and isn't nearly as fast as the Ka-50. It has more difficulty maintaining speed on hard turns compared to the American Apache, and will struggle to gain speed even when flying in a straight profile.

Crew Capacity
The Mi-24 has a default crew capacity of two for the pilot and gunner who sit in the front cockpit. The rear passenger cabin is able to transport up to eight passengers.

Trivia Edit

  • All early Soviet-era models of the Mi-24 were not equipped with 30 mm-chambered cannons. Depending on the variant, Mi-24s have always been armed with either the "Yak-B" 12.7 mm or "GSh-23L" 23 mm cannons.
    • Only modernised Mi-24s (the "P" variant specifically) used by the Russian Armed Forces were fitted with the newer 30 mm-chambered "GSh-30-2" autocannon.

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ArmA 2 Edit

Mi-24P
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Faction - ACR
- CDF
- Russian Armed Forces
- Takistani Army
Type Heavy Attack Helicopter
Seats 10 seats:
  • 1× Pilot
  • 1× Gunner
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 30× Weapons
  • 150× Magazines
  • 10× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 293 km/h
Service ceiling 6,000 m
Fuel capacity 1000 L
Primary armament Mi-24P only:
  • 1× GSh-30-2 30 mm
  • 2× S-8 Rocket Pods

Mi-24D/V variants only:

  • 1× YakB-12.7 12.7 mm
  • 2× S-8 Rocket Pods

Takistani Mi-24D only:

  • 1× YakB-12.7 12.7 mm
  • 2× S-5 Rocket Pods
Secondary armament Mi-24P only:
  • 4× Ataka-V 9M120
  • 2× FAB-250

Czech Mi-24V only:

  • 8× Ataka-V 9M120

CDF Mi-24D/Russian Mi-24V only:

  • 4× Shturm 9K114

Takistani Mi-24D only:

  • 4× Falanga 3M11

Defensive:

  • 120× Countermeasures (Flare)
Variants Mi-24D, Mi-24V
Games
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The Mi-24P and its various sub-variants are heavy attack helicopters used by the CDF, Czech military forces, the Russian Armed Forces, as well as with the Takistani Army in ArmA 2.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Heavy gunship
    • Troop transport
« The Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) is a Russian-made large helicopter gunship also capable of a low-capacity troop transportation.
The Mil Mi-24P (NATO reporting name: Hind-D) is a more advanced version of the original Mi-24 designed primarily as a weapons platform.
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Design Edit

In ArmA 2, the Mi-24 remains mostly the same as its Cold War-era counterpart, namely that it's designed to fulfil both troop transport and ground attack roles.

Armament
Its default loadout consists of a 30 mm autocannon, twin 80 mm rocket pods, air-to-ground anti-tank missiles, and twin unguided iron bombs. The Mi24P's autocannon can fire up to 750 rounds of HE shells, and also carries 4 SACLOS-guided ATGMs, and up to 40 high-explosive (HE) rockets.

Other variants of the Mi-24 (D/V) other than the P model are equipped with different loadouts depending on the faction that uses it.

Features
It is available in two more variants, one older export model (Mi-24D) that is mainly used the CDF and Takistani Army, while another (Mi-24V) is used by both Russian forces and the Czech military.

Performing the same role as its Cold War-era predecessor, it shares the same attributes of being well-armoured, capable of transporting troops in and out of battle, and packs heavy firepower at the same time.

It is the second most used helicopter besides the Mi-8 transport helicopter. Being the only attack helicopter with both transport capability and high offensive firepower, it has no direct parallel to it; with perhaps only the USMC's UH-1Y coming close and even then not as a direct counterpart to it.

Notable Traits
Aside from its ATGMs and rockets, the Mi-24P is unique for being the only attack helicopter in ArmA 2 that can carry unguided bombs as part of its default loadout.

On top of already being a deadly anti-vehicle threat, this makes the Mi-24P equally as dangerous to infantry garrisoned inside buildings. Anything that isn't finished off by cannon/rocket fire can be shredded by the twin iron bombs instead.

Drawbacks
As expected for a helicopter of its size, the handling for the Mi-24P and its sub-variants is no different from its older predecessor.

It is undoubtedly the poorest performing out of all the attack helicopters in ArmA 2 and isn't nearly as fast or agile as the newer Ka-52 for example. Nor is its handling on par with the USMC's AH-1Z and AH-64D helicopters, both of which can easily outpace it.

Crew Capacity
All variants of the Mi-24 have enough seats for a crew of two, which consists of the pilot and the gunner who sit in the front cockpit. The passenger cabin has enough seats to ferry up to eight occupants at a time.

Camouflage Edit

  • Woodland: Olive green paint scheme with dark brown camouflage blobs. Primarily used by CDF Mi-24Ds.
  • Crocodile: Two-tone olive green paint camouflage scheme. Exclusively used on Russian Mi-24Vs and Mi-24Ps.
  • Desert: Two-tone desert tan/olive green camouflage scheme. Used on Mi-24Ds operated by the Takistani Army.
  • Grey: Two-tone grey paint scheme with pale olive green camouflage blobs. Only used on Czech Mi-24Vs.

Variants Edit

  • Mi-24D: Older export model of the Mi-24 that is primarily used by the CDF and Takistani Army. The Mi-24D's sole difference to the Russian Mi-24P is its loadout; instead of the 23 mm cannon it uses a 12.7 mm gun that feeds from a linked 1,470-round belt.
    • Depending on whether it is operated by the CDF or the Takistani Army, the Mi-24D is also armed with different weapons on its stub wings:
      • The CDF Mi-24D carries 4 SACLOS/infrared-guided, air-to-ground Shturm 9K114 ATGMs which are attached onto its stub wings. Its twin 80 mm rocket pods on the other hand, each carry 40 rockets (for a total of 80) that are fitted with high-explosive (HE) warheads.
      • The Takistani Army Mi-24D carries 4 Falanga 3M11 missiles instead, which are TV-guided and lack homing guidance. It uses smaller twin 57 mm rocket pods which contain a combined total of 128 HE rockets.
        • It should also be noted that the Takistani Army Mi-24D does not have access to defensive flare countermeasures.
  • Mi-24V: The Mi-24V is available in two models, one used by the Russian military and another by Czech forces:
    • The Russian Mi-24V has no functional differences from the baseline CDF Mi-24D aside from using a Russian-themed paint scheme.
    • The Czech Mi-24V is identical in all aspects save for a slightly adjusted loadout, which provides only 20 rounds for each of the 80 mm rocket pods (combined for a total of 40).
      • It also carries 8 Ataka-V 9M120 air-to-ground missiles with high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warheads on its stub wings instead of the regular Shturm ATGMs. The 9M120 missiles can utilise either SACLOS or infrared tracking for guidance.

Trivia Edit

  • The Mi-24 was one of the few helicopters from the original ArmA 2 that was "upgraded" with the ability to use countermeasure flares with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

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See also Edit

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration Edit