Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Mil Helicopter, Rostvertol and Russian Helicopters
Parent System: Mi-24
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1976
Maiden Flight: 19 September 1969
Total Production: 1,520
Family Members: Mi-24 and Mi-35M
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Description: The MIL Mi-24, dubbed Hind by NATO, is a twin-engine, assault transport and gunship helicopter developed to meet the requirements of the Soviet Air Force. The Mi-24's design was based on the dynamic elements of Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters. It is powered by two TV3-117 turboshaft delivering 2,200-hp of power each. The Mi-24 design focuses on speed and firepower while being capable of carrying up to eight fully equipped infantrymen or four stretchers for wounded personnel. The Mi-24 assault helicopters are armed with a 23mm or 30mm twin-barrel gun and can load a variety of rocket launchers and anti-tank guided missiles on its six underwing pylons to engage armored vehicles, personnel and fortifications or any potential target on the ground. The aircraft first flew on September 19, 1969, entering service with the Soviet Union's Air Force in 1976. The former Soviet Union and Russia have produced more than 1,500 Mi-24 family helicopters with an estimated less than 900 units remaining in service as of January 2015.

The Mi-35MS is a command and control (C2) airborne helicopter designed to serve of airborne command post for the Russian military. The special purpose helicopter is painted in solid green scheme and only the Russian flag insignia in the tail. Based upon the Mi-35M attack helicopter the aircraft features body and wings mounted radio antennas. It is fitted with advanced avionics, a variety of sensors, night vision cameras, Raduga-MB satellite station, GLONASS/GPS navigation system, and an anti-jamming system. The Mi-35MS also features the President-S self-protection system against infrared-guided missiles. The Mi-35MS existence was first reported in February 2013 and was first caught on camera in December 2015 near the Kremlin in Moscow.

Mi-35MS Specifications

Main Rotor Blades: 5
Number of Engines: 2
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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