By Michael Normann
A detailed technical and operational history of a deadly and long-serving Soviet/Russian gunship and attack helicopter.
The Mil Mi-24 Soviet/Russian gunship and attack helicopter has been in continuous combat service since its first appearance in the early 1970s.
The Mil Mi-24’s impressive performance, ability to transport fully armed troops, and imposing armament soon earned the Mi-24 the nickname “Crocodile” and have made the big helicopter an opponent that is still feared to this day.
The Mi-24’s technical, developmental, and operational details, as well as upgrades and variants, all are discussed here.
Included are discussions of all versions, armament, radio, radar warning and navigational equipment, and defense systems.
Tactics and operations are also presented, with special emphasis on the Mi-24’s service in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989.
Worldwide use by over 30 countries includes the air forces of Angola, Brazil, Cuba, India, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Vietnam, Yemen, and others.
Author Michael Normann performed his military service in an East German helicopter unit and is an expert on the Mi-24.
Size: 8.5in x 11.0in | Pages: 208