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It’s common to describe the Hind as a “flying tank,” but “flying infantry fighting vehicle” is more accurate. Inventor Mikhail Mil’s initial mock-up of the V-24, which would become the Mi-24, had a resemblance with the U.S. Army’s UH-1 Huey of the Vietnam era. A flying infantry fighting vehicle was a pretty radical concept—and at first, the Soviet Defense Ministry was reluctant to back the project. But Mil won over the ministry with key features: two flight crew in tandem under a “greenhouse” armored canopy and glass, accommodation for eight fully armed troops, a gun, plus rockets and guided missiles.

The design of the Mi-24 is based on a conventional pod and boom, with a five-blade main rotor and three-blade tail rotor. It has retractable tricycle nose-wheel landing gear. Considerable attention was given to making the Mi-24 fast. The airframe was streamlined, and fitted with retractable tricycle undercarriage landing gear to reduce drag.

The first mass-produced variants, Mi-24A and Mi-24B had significant shortcomings due to inadequate rockets. In 1973, the Shturm-V rockets were ready and the first example of the definitive Hind appeared. With its superior range, flight speed, and accuracy, the semi-automatic-guided Shturm allowed the Mi-24 to excel in the close air support role. The Mi-24V went into production in 1976, and around 1,400 examples of this and the export Mi-35 rolled off the assembly line in the decade that followed.

Mi-24P was a Mi-24V with a rapid-firing twin-barrel 30-millimeter gun mounted on the starboard side of the forward fuselage instead of the four-barrel gun turret. The new version entered production in 1981 and also yielded the Mi-35P export equivalent. For customers with the money, Russian Helicopters offers the Mi-35M with night and all-weather capability and modern air-to-ground and air-to-air guided missiles.

As a combination of armored gunship and troop transport, the Mi-24 has no direct NATO counterpart. Besides protecting helicopter troop assaults and supporting ground actions, the Mi-24 also protected convoys, using rockets with flechette warheads to drive off ambushes; performed strikes on predesignated targets; and engaged in "hunter-killer" sweeps. Hunter-killer Mi-24s operated at a minimum in pairs, but were more often in groups of four or eight, to provide mutual fire support.
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A captured Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind helicopter stands at an XVIII Airborne Corps airfield during Operation Desert Storm.

A captured Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind helicopter stands at an XVIII Airborne...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

An MI-35P "Hind" Russian attack helicopter simulates ground attacks on various air defense sites at Dona Ana Range, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. The Russian helicopter is operated by members of Operational Testa and Evaluation, Threat Support Activity, at Biggs Army Airfield, TX, in support of Exercise ROVING SANDS '97, 21 April 1997

An MI-35P "Hind" Russian attack helicopter simulates ground attacks on...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS 97 Base: Fort Bliss State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Sh... More

Mi-24 D Kiev2

Mi-24 D Kiev2

Mil Mi-24 D 'Hind D' attack helicopter at Ukrainian State Aviation Museum, Kiev

Mi-24D Hind D

Mi-24D Hind D

A left side view of a Soviet-made Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter in-flight.

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division approach an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter abandoned during Operation Desert Storm. The soldier closest to the aircraft is carrying a belt of ammunition for the chin-mounted, remotely-controlled, four-barrel 12.7mm Gatling-type machine gun.

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division approach an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Iraq(IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, and LT. GEN. Gary Luck, commander, XVIII Airborne Corps, inspect a weapons pod and auxiliary wing of an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind helicopter captured during Operation Desert Storm. The aircraft is on the airfield at the XVIII Airborne Corps base of operations at Rahfa Airport.

GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Aerial view of a Russian MI-17 helicopter followed by a MI-24 Hind attack helicopter attacks a convoy of military vehicles using a smoke generator that simulates NBC (Nuclear, Biological & Chemical). The Russian helicopter is operated by members of Optec Threat Support Activity during the world's largest joint service, multi-nation tactical air operations exercise

Aerial view of a Russian MI-17 helicopter followed by a MI-24 Hind att...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS 97 Base: El Paso State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Shryn... More

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brian Clegg, with Marine Aviation

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brian Clegg, with Marine Aviation

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brian Clegg, with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), prepares to fly a Russian Mil Mi-24 Hind during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 1-16 at Marine Co... More

Afghan air force airmen work on an Mi-35 helicopter

Afghan air force airmen work on an Mi-35 helicopter

Afghan air force airmen work on an Mi-35 helicopter at Kabul International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 19, 2011. AAF airmen were performing a 100-hour flight inspection.

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic3

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic3

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D at the Prague Aviation Museum, Kbely. Photograph taken without a tripod (was not allowed!).

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic5

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic5

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D at the Prague Aviation Museum, Kbely. Photograph taken without a tripod (was not allowed!).

A left side view of a Soviet-made Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter in-flight

A left side view of a Soviet-made Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter in-f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Afghan Air Force support opening of new Afghan Parliament

Afghan Air Force support opening of new Afghan Parliament

The Afghan Air Force forward staged the Mi-35 to provide a rapid response security force from the mountains overlooking Kabul.

An Afghan air force Mi-35 helicopter takes off from

An Afghan air force Mi-35 helicopter takes off from

An Afghan air force Mi-35 helicopter takes off from Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 29, 2011.

A Russian helicopter Mi-24 drops leaflets above the

A Russian helicopter Mi-24 drops leaflets above the

A Russian helicopter Mi-24 drops leaflets above the city in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2008. (U.S. Army Photo/Spc. Alan Moos)

Mi-24/Hind-D helicopter with turreted gattling gun. (PHOTO courtesy of Soviet Military Power Magazine, PHOTO #31, Page 35 (top right))

Mi-24/Hind-D helicopter with turreted gattling gun. (PHOTO courtesy of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division inspect an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter abandoned during Operation Desert Storm.

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division inspect an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Iraq(IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

A MI-35P Hind, Russian attack helicopter in-flight. The MI-35Ps are operated by members of Optec Threat Support Activity, Biggs Army Airfield, Texas to simulate attacks on various defense sites during the world's largest joint service, multi-nation tactical air operations exercise

A MI-35P Hind, Russian attack helicopter in-flight. The MI-35Ps are op...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS 97 Base: Fort Bliss State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Sh... More

A Russian made Mi-24 Hind Helicopter Flies over the battlefield during ASCIET (All Service Combat Identification evaluation Test) training that is conducted at the US Army Training Support center, Fort Stewart, Georgia

A Russian made Mi-24 Hind Helicopter Flies over the battlefield during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Stewart State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

A Czech airman of 221st Helicopter Squadron, 22nd Helicopter

A Czech airman of 221st Helicopter Squadron, 22nd Helicopter

A Czech airman of 221st Helicopter Squadron, 22nd Helicopter Squadron performs maintenance on a Czech Mi-17 helicopter during Exercise Allied Spirit VI at 7th Army Training Command’s Hohenfels Training Area, Ge... More

A Czech Mil Mi-24 helicopter of 221st Helicopter Squadron

A Czech Mil Mi-24 helicopter of 221st Helicopter Squadron

A Czech Mil Mi-24 helicopter of 221st Helicopter Squadron and 22nd Helicopter Squadron flies to its mission destination while conducting a simulated Air Assault during Exercise Allied Spirit VI at 7th Army Trai... More

An Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter abandoned during Operation Desert Storm. A belt of ammunition for the chin-mounted, remotely-controlled, four-barrel 12.7mm Gatling-type machine gun is on the ground to the left.

An Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter abandoned during Operatio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Iraq(IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

A Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter simulates an attack while being scoped by a Dutch Stinger Missile Platoon (not shown) on McGregor Range, New Mexico during Roving Sands '99, June 21, 1999. Roving Sands is a one-of-a-kind event that is the world's largest Joint Tactical Air Operations exercise. It melds the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Elements; Air Defense Artillery; and Aircraft; of the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Multinational Forces, into a Joint Integrated Air Defense System (IADs)

A Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter simulates an attack while being scoped by a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS '99 Base: Mcgregor Range State: New Mexico (NM) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ... More

A MI-24 Hind helicopter moves in as an aggressor dropping a simulated chemical agent. This was during a Non-Combatant Evacuation scenario during DESERT RESCUE IX. Desert Rescue is the premiere Search And Rescue (SAR) training exercise involving Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine personnel. It is conducted at the ranges of Fallon Naval Air Station, Nevada

A MI-24 Hind helicopter moves in as an aggressor dropping a simulated ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT RESCUE IX Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

A Russian designed MI-24 Hind helicopter from the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, starts engines at the start of training operations in support of exercise Cooperative Key 2003 at Graff Ignatievo Air Base (AB), Bulgaria (BGR)

A Russian designed MI-24 Hind helicopter from the Former Yugoslavian R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Graf Ignatievo Air Base Country: Bulgaria (BGR) Scene Major Command Shown: AMC Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt John M. Foster, USAF Release Status: ... More

FAC (Forward Air Control) Soldiers from the Polish 2nd Battle Group,coordinate air support with MI-24 Hind Helicopters during Operation"Hausar Wings"on June 28, 2005 in Babil Provence, Iraq.(U.S. Army photo by SGT. Arthur Hamilton) (Released)

FAC (Forward Air Control) Soldiers from the Polish 2nd Battle Group,co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM State: Babil Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Arthur Hamilton, USA Release Status: Released to P... More

U.S. Soldiers from Kronos Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd

U.S. Soldiers from Kronos Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd

U.S. Soldiers from Kronos Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, drive their Strykers to their battle positions while a MI-24 helicopter provides aerial support as they participate in a NATO live fire exerc... More

A Russian helicopter Mi-24 drops leaflets above the

A Russian helicopter Mi-24 drops leaflets above the

A Russian helicopter Mi-24 drops leaflets above the city in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2008. (U.S. Army Photo/Spc. Alan Moos)

An Mi-35 HIND attack helicopter flies over Afghanistan,

An Mi-35 HIND attack helicopter flies over Afghanistan,

An Mi-35 HIND attack helicopter flies over Afghanistan, Oct. 23, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Quinton Russ/RELEASED)

170714-N-XT273-150 MYKOLAIV, Ukraine (July 14, 2017)

170714-N-XT273-150 MYKOLAIV, Ukraine (July 14, 2017)

170714-N-XT273-150 MYKOLAIV, Ukraine (July 14, 2017) A pair of Ukrainian Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters demonstrate flying maneuvers at the Sea Breeze 2017 air component demonstration at Kulbakino Air Base in My... More

Air to air view of a Russian MI-35P and MI-24D Hind attack helicopter in-flight. The Russian helicopters are operated by members of Optec Threat Support Activity, Biggs Army Airfield, Texas and are used to simulate attacks on various defense sites at Dona Ana Range, Fort Bliss, Texas, during the world's largest joint service, multi-nation tactical air operations exercise

Air to air view of a Russian MI-35P and MI-24D Hind attack helicopter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS 97 Base: Fort Bliss State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Sh... More

FAC (Forward Air Control) Soldiers from the Polish 2nd Battle Group,coordinate air support with MI-24 Hind Helicopters during Operation"Hausar Wings"on June 28, 2005 in Babil Provence, Iraq.(U.S. Army photo by SGT. Arthur Hamilton) (Released)

FAC (Forward Air Control) Soldiers from the Polish 2nd Battle Group,co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM State: Babil Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Arthur Hamilton, USA Release Status: Released to P... More

A military helicopter flying through a blue sky. Aircraft air show air14.

A military helicopter flying through a blue sky. Aircraft air show air...

A helicopter in flight against a blue sky / A helicopter is flying in the air public domain stock photo.

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brian Clegg, with Marine Aviation

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brian Clegg, with Marine Aviation

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brian Clegg, with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), prepares to fly a Russian Mil Mi-24 Hind during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 1-16 at Marine Co... More

Mil Mi-24P Hind pilot seat pic2

Mil Mi-24P Hind pilot seat pic2

Photographed at Hermeskeil.

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic1

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic1

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D at the Prague Aviation Museum, Kbely. Photograph taken without a tripod (was not allowed!).

CIAF 2013 Mil Mi-24 3

CIAF 2013 Mil Mi-24 3

Helicopter - Czech military aircraft 3362 on Czech Air show CIAF 2013 in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic Čeština: Český vojenský vrtulník Mil Mi-24 Hind na české přehlídce letecké techniky CIAF 2013 v Hradci ... More

An artist's concept of Soviet Mi-24 Hind helicopters delivering chemical warfare agents

An artist's concept of Soviet Mi-24 Hind helicopters delivering chemic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, and LT. GEN. Gary Luck, commander, XVIII Airborne Corps, walk across the airfield after inspecting an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind helicopter captured during Operation Desert Storm. The aircraft is on the airfield at the XVIII Airborne Corps base of operations at Rahfa Airport.

GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Two Afghan air force Mi-35 helicopters prepare to turn

Two Afghan air force Mi-35 helicopters prepare to turn

Two Afghan air force Mi-35 helicopters prepare to turn around after shooting targets during an air to ground integration (AGI) exercise in Logar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2013. The AGI exercise was to tr... More

An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 aerial gunner from the Kandahar

An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 aerial gunner from the Kandahar

An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 aerial gunner from the Kandahar Air Wing scans the area during a take off, landing, and emergency-maneuver training mission near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 3, 2016. Members ... More

0788 Mi-24 Hind AF Czech Sanicole 2007 flying display P1020971 (50853016362)

0788 Mi-24 Hind AF Czech Sanicole 2007 flying display P1020971 (508530...

0788 Mi-24 Hind AF Czech Sanicole 2007 flying display

A composite view of Soviet combat equipment known as the "Big 7." Shown are: 1. A ZSU-23/4 armored anti-aircraft weapon, 2. A T-72 tank, 3. An SA-8 Gecko surface-to-air missile system mounted on a three-axle amphibious vehicle, 4. An Mi-24 HIND-D gunship with one nose machine gun and four anti-tank missiles, 5. A BMP amphibious armored infantry combat vehicle with a 73mm smoothbore gun and an anti-tank missile, 6. An M-1974 122mm self-propelled gun, 7. An M-1973 152mm self-propelled gun

A composite view of Soviet combat equipment known as the "Big 7." Show...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Mi-24/Hind-E helicopter with tube-launched anti-tank guided missiles

Mi-24/Hind-E helicopter with tube-launched anti-tank guided missiles

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, and LT. GEN. Gary Luck, commander, XVIII Airborne Corps, inspect a weapons pod and auxiliary wing of an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind helicopter captured during Operation Desert Storm. The aircraft is on the airfield at the XVIII Airborne Corps base of operations at Rahfa Airport.

GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Aerial view as a Russian MI-24 Hind attack helicopter attacks a convoy of military vehicles using a smoke generator that simulates a NBC (Nuclear, Biological & Chemical) attack. The Russian helicopter is operated by members of Optec Threat Support Activity during the world's largest joint service, multi-nation tactical air operations exercise

Aerial view as a Russian MI-24 Hind attack helicopter attacks a convoy...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS 97 Base: El Paso State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Shryn... More

Straight on medium close-up shot of a Russian made Hind Mi-24 helicopter from the Army Test and Evaluation Center, Threat Support Activity, Las Vegas, Nevada, passes over on the way to provide simulated hostile threats to Combat Search and Rescue operations during Desert Rescue. Desert Rescue is a Joint Service Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), exercise designed to fully integrate planning and execution of both immediate and dedicated missions

Straight on medium close-up shot of a Russian made Hind Mi-24 helicopt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT RESCUE VIII Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

A Mil Mi-24P Hind flies over the objective at Landing

A Mil Mi-24P Hind flies over the objective at Landing

A Mil Mi-24P Hind flies over the objective at Landing Zone Bull, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., during an air ground defense exercise on Oct. 10, 2015. This training evolution is apart of WTI ... More

An Afghan air force (AAF) Mi-35 helicopter flies over

An Afghan air force (AAF) Mi-35 helicopter flies over

An Afghan air force (AAF) Mi-35 helicopter flies over a group of Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers with 4th Infantry Brigade, 203rd Corps, and U.S. Air Force and Army advisers during a live-fire air to ground... More

A Mil MI-24 Hind conducts an assault support tactics

A Mil MI-24 Hind conducts an assault support tactics

A Mil MI-24 Hind conducts an assault support tactics exercise in support of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-16 at Fire Burt Base, ... More

Two Mi-24 (Hind D) clear the objective in conjunction

Two Mi-24 (Hind D) clear the objective in conjunction

Two Mi-24 (Hind D) clear the objective in conjunction with ground forces during the NATO Live Fire Exercise near Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland on Jan. 30, 2018. Battle Group Poland is a unique, multinatio... More

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic4

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic4

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D at the Prague Aviation Museum, Kbely. Photograph taken without a tripod (was not allowed!).

A ground-to-air left side view of two Soviet Mi-24 Hind assault helicopters stirring up dust as they make a low-altitude pass

A ground-to-air left side view of two Soviet Mi-24 Hind assault helico...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

LT. GEN. Gary Luck, commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps, accompanies GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, as he inspects an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind helicopter captured during Operation Desert Storm. The helicopter is on the airfield at the XVIII airborne Corps base of operations at Rahfa Airport.

LT. GEN. Gary Luck, commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps, accompan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Aerial view of two Russian MI-24 Hind attack helicopters as they simulate ground attacks on various air defense sites at Dona Ana Range, Fort Bliss, Texas. The Russian helicopter is operated by members of Optec Threat Support Activity during the world's largest joint service, multi-nation tactical air operations exercise

Aerial view of two Russian MI-24 Hind attack helicopters as they simul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS 97 Base: El Paso State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Shryn... More

Left side profile long aerial shot as a Russian made Hind Mi-24 helicopter from the Army Test and Evaluation Center, Threat Support Activity, Las Vegas, Nevada (left), flies in formation with a US Navy HH-60 Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron-Wing Pacific. Desert Rescue is the premiere Search And Rescue training conducted at the ranges of Fallon Naval Air Station, Nevada

Left side profile long aerial shot as a Russian made Hind Mi-24 helico...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT RESCUE Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... More

A Polish soldier is providing security on a Mi-8 Russian

A Polish soldier is providing security on a Mi-8 Russian

A Polish soldier is providing security on a Mi-8 Russian Helicopter in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2008. (U.S. Army Photo/Spc. Alan Moos)

Mi 24 R Ch Aviation in Poland

Mi 24 R Ch Aviation in Poland

Polski: Mi-24RCh Grupy Wojsk Radzieckich w Niemczech (opis oryginalny) Public domain photograph of a bomber aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A right front view of a Soviet Mi-24 Hind-D helicopter

A right front view of a Soviet Mi-24 Hind-D helicopter

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division inspect an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter abandoned during Operation Desert Storm.

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division inspect an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Iraq(IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

LT. GEN. Gary Luck, commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps, accompanies GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, as he inspects an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind helicopter captured during Operation Desert Storm. The helicopter is on the airfield at the XVIII airborne Corps base of operations at Rahfa Airport.

LT. GEN. Gary Luck, commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps, accompan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

A MI-35P Hind, Russian attack helicopter flies low over Dona Ana Range, Fort Bliss, Texas. The MI-35Ps are operated by members of Optec Threat Support Activity, Biggs Army Airfield, Texas during the world's largest joint service, multi-nation tactical air operations exercise

A MI-35P Hind, Russian attack helicopter flies low over Dona Ana Range...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS 97 Base: Fort Bliss State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Sh... More

An MI-35P Hind Russian attack helicopter, simulates ground attacks on various air defense sites at Dona Ana range, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. The Russian helicopter is operated by members of Optec Threat Support Activity, at Biggs Army Airfield, in suport of ROVING SANDS '97. ROVING SANDS is a multinational effort and is the largest military exercise on United States soil that allows training in a joint environment to hone command and control procedures and integrate new systems in Theater and Air Missile Defense

An MI-35P Hind Russian attack helicopter, simulates ground attacks on ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS 97 Base: Fort Bliss State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Sh... More

A Russian designed MI-24 Hind helicopter from the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, begins training operations in support of exercise Cooperative Key 2003 at Graff Ignatievo Air Base (AB), Bulgaria (BGR)

A Russian designed MI-24 Hind helicopter from the Former Yugoslavian R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Graf Ignatievo Air Base Country: Bulgaria (BGR) Scene Major Command Shown: AMC Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt John M. Foster, USAF Release Status: ... More

A Mil MI-24 Hind conducts assault support tactics in

A Mil MI-24 Hind conducts assault support tactics in

A Mil MI-24 Hind conducts assault support tactics in support of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-16 at Fire Burt Base, Chocolate Mo... More

An Afghan Air Force aerial gunner readies the M240

An Afghan Air Force aerial gunner readies the M240

An Afghan Air Force aerial gunner readies the M240 machine gun on an Mi-17 helicopter under early morning moonlight at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, on the first day of Operation Seemorgh, July 23, 2013. Ope... More

A Russian Mil Mi-24P Hind flies over the objective

A Russian Mil Mi-24P Hind flies over the objective

A Russian Mil Mi-24P Hind flies over the objective at Landing Zone Bull, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., during an air ground defense exercise on Oct. 10, 2015. This exercise was part of the We... More

ANA Air Corps Mi-35s take off from KBL 2009-05-27

ANA Air Corps Mi-35s take off from KBL 2009-05-27

Two MI-35 attack helicopters from the Afghan National Army Air Corps launch from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on a gunnery training mission May 27 as another ANAAC MI-17 transport lands in the background... More

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic2

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D pic2

Mil Mi-24D Hind-D at the Prague Aviation Museum, Kbely. Photograph taken without a tripod (was not allowed!).

Front view of a Soviet Mi-24 Hind E ground-attack helicopter. "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Page 49

Front view of a Soviet Mi-24 Hind E ground-attack helicopter. "Soviet ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up view of the left side winglet of an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter abandoned during Operation Desert Storm. The ordnance is two UV-32-57 rocket pods, each containing 32 S-5 57mm rockets, and an AT-2 Swatter anti-tank missile. A belt of 12.7mm machine gun ammunition is draped over the missile launch rail.

A close-up view of the left side winglet of an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Iraq(IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

An Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter sits on an air base abandoned during Operation Desert Storm.

An Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind-D assault helicopter sits on an air base aband...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Iraq(IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

Two Russian MI-24 Hind attack helicopters, simulate ground attacks on various air defense sites at Dona Ana range, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. The Russian helicopters are operated by members of Optec Threat Support Activity at Biggs Army Airfield, in suport of ROVING SANDS '97; a joint service exercise designed to improve air defense capabilities

Two Russian MI-24 Hind attack helicopters, simulate ground attacks on ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS Base: Fort Bliss State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Shryn... More

A MI-24 Hind helicopter moves in as an aggressor during a Non-Combatant Evacuation scenario during DESERT RESCUE IX. Desert Rescue is the premiere Search And Rescue (SAR) training exercise involving Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine personnel. It is conducted at the ranges of Fallon Naval Air Station, Nevada

A MI-24 Hind helicopter moves in as an aggressor during a Non-Combatan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT RESCUE IX Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

A Mil MI-24 Hind in support of Marine Aviation Weapons

A Mil MI-24 Hind in support of Marine Aviation Weapons

A Mil MI-24 Hind in support of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) flies during an AH-1 Ninjas Box at Mt. Barrow, Chocolate Mountain Gunnery Range, Calif., April 7, 2016. Weapons and Tac... More

Mi-24 (Hind D) provides overhead protection for ground

Mi-24 (Hind D) provides overhead protection for ground

Mi-24 (Hind D) provides overhead protection for ground forces during the NATO Live Fire Exercise near Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland on Jan. 30, 2018. Battle Group Poland is a unique, multinational battle ... More

A Russian Hind (Mil Mi-24P) is pursued by a U.S. Marine

A Russian Hind (Mil Mi-24P) is pursued by a U.S. Marine

A Russian Hind (Mil Mi-24P) is pursued by a U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), as part of a defense of an expeditionary airfield exercise durin... More

First Sting, russian painting

First Sting, russian painting

First Sting, Oil on Canvas. In 1979, the Soviets invaded Afghanistan to protect its new socialist puppet government. The US along with the vast majority of nations condemned this Soviet attempt to extend its ... More

Mi-24K. Aviation in Poland

Mi-24K. Aviation in Poland

Polski: Mi-24K z podwieszonymi zbiornikami dodatkowymi i kasetami UB-32 (opis oryginalny)

Mil Mi-24P Hind gunner and cockpit

Mil Mi-24P Hind gunner and cockpit

Photographed at Hermeskeil.

Afghan Mi-35s

Afghan Mi-35s

Afghan National Army Air Corp Airmen pilot two Mi-35 helicopters during a training sortie, with support from Czech Republic and U.S. coalition partners, over southern Afghanistan Oct. 3, 2009. (U.S. Air Force p... More

Right side front view medium shot at a Russian made Hind Mi-24 helicopter from the Army Test and Evaluation Center, Threat Support Activity, Las Vegas, Nevada, taxis back after providing simulated hostile threats to Search and Rescue operations, during Desert Rescue. Desert Rescue is a Joint Service Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), exercise designed to fully integrate planning and execution of both immediate and dedicated missions

Right side front view medium shot at a Russian made Hind Mi-24 helicop...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT RESCUE Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... More

A view of a Soviet Mi-24/Hind-A assault helicopter. (Soviet Military Power)

A view of a Soviet Mi-24/Hind-A assault helicopter. (Soviet Military P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Soldiers of the 1ST Cavalry Division clean an AH-64A Apache helicopter, right, as other soldiers examine a captured Iraqi Mi-25 Hind-D helicopter. The soldiers are working at the West Heliport following Operation Desert Storm

Soldiers of the 1ST Cavalry Division clean an AH-64A Apache helicopter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division inspect a captured Iraqi Mil Mi-24 helicopter gunship armed with two 57mm S-5 rocket pods and an AT-2 Swatter anti-tank missile on the wing tip pylon during Operation Desert Storm.

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division inspect a captured Iraqi Mil Mi-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

A captured Iraqi MIL Mi-24 helicopter stands at an 82nd Airborne Division encampment during Operation Desert Storm.

A captured Iraqi MIL Mi-24 helicopter stands at an 82nd Airborne Divis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

LT. GEN. Gary Luck, commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps, accompanies GEN. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, as he inspects an Iraqi MIL Mi-24 Hind helicopter captured during Operation Desert Storm. The helicopter is on the airfield at the XVIII airborne Corps base of operations at Rahfa Airport.

LT. GEN. Gary Luck, commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps, accompan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Dean Wagner Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

MI-24 Hind Czechoslovakian helicopters perform aerials

MI-24 Hind Czechoslovakian helicopters perform aerials

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALI SU AVIANO '96 AIR SHOW Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Hil... More

Crew chiefs ready a MI-35P Hind, Russian attack helicopter for a attack mission against various air defense sites at Dona Ana Range, Fort Bliss, Texas. The MI-35Ps are operated by members of Optec Threat Support Activity, Biggs Army Airfield, Texas during the world's largest joint service, multi-nation tactical air operations exercise

Crew chiefs ready a MI-35P Hind, Russian attack helicopter for a attac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS 97 Base: Fort Bliss State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jim Sh... More

A Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter simulates an attack while being scoped by a Dutch Stinger Missile Platoon (Not shown) on McGregor Range, New Mexico during Roving Sands '99, June 21, 1999. Roving Sands is a one-of-a-kind event that is the world's largest Joint Tactical Air Operations exercise. It melds the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Elements; Air Defense Artillery; and Aircraft; of the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Multinational Forces, into a Joint Integrated Air Defense System (IADs)

A Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter simulates an attack while being scoped by a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS '99 Base: Mcgregor Range State: New Mexico (NM) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ... More

Mi-24 Hind helicopter participates as Enemy Forces in the Non Combatant Evacuation exercise participation with DESERT RESCUE IX. Desert Rescue is the premiere Search And Rescue (SAR) training exercise involving Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine personnel. It is conducted at the ranges of Fallon Naval Air Station, Nevada

Mi-24 Hind helicopter participates as Enemy Forces in the Non Combatan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT RESCUE IX Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

A Russian designed MI-24 Hind helicopter from the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, sits prior to the start of training operations in support of exercise Cooperative Key 2003 at Graff Ignatievo Air Base (AB), Bulgaria (BGR)

A Russian designed MI-24 Hind helicopter from the Former Yugoslavian R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Graf Ignatievo Air Base Country: Bulgaria (BGR) Scene Major Command Shown: AMC Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt John M. Foster, USAF Release Status: ... More

CAB flies with Indonesian army

CAB flies with Indonesian army

An AH-64E Apache helicopter with the 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division leads an Indonesian army MI-35 during flight instructions for attack operations trainin... More

U.S. Army soldiers with Task Force Vanguard, and Afghan

U.S. Army soldiers with Task Force Vanguard, and Afghan

U.S. Army soldiers with Task Force Vanguard, and Afghan National Army soldiers with the 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps, meet Oct. 13, 2013, at Combat Outpost Sisay in Tangi Wardak, Afghanistan, as an Afghan Air Force... More

Polish soldiers sit in a Mi-8 Russian helicopter during

Polish soldiers sit in a Mi-8 Russian helicopter during

Polish soldiers sit in a Mi-8 Russian helicopter during a leaflet drop mission in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2008. (U.S. Army Photo/Spc. Alan Moos)

Afghan air force airmen work on an Mi-35 helicopter

Afghan air force airmen work on an Mi-35 helicopter

Afghan air force airmen work on an Mi-35 helicopter at Kabul International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 19, 2011. AAF airmen were performing a 100-hour flight inspection.

A Russian Hind (Mil Mi-24P) prepares to make an attack

A Russian Hind (Mil Mi-24P) prepares to make an attack

A Russian Hind (Mil Mi-24P) prepares to make an attack run on an expeditionary airfield set up by Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 271, during an exercise, part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI)... More

Śmigłowiec Mi-24. Aviation in Poland

Śmigłowiec Mi-24. Aviation in Poland

Polski: Śmigłowiec Mi-24 w barwach radzieckiego lotnictwa wojskowego (opis orginalny).

Two AH-64 Apache helicopters pull security for a live-fire

Two AH-64 Apache helicopters pull security for a live-fire

Two AH-64 Apache helicopters pull security for a live-fire missile exercise from two MI-24 Hinds during the Distinguished Visitor Day Dynamic Display during Operation Anakonda 2016.

Afghan air force maintainers, along with coalition

Afghan air force maintainers, along with coalition

Afghan air force maintainers, along with coalition members, repair landing gear on an Mi-35 helicopter at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, June 4, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch)

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