The Mi-24 (NATO reporting name 'Hind') is a large gunship and low-capacity troop transport produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated from 1972 by the Soviet AF, its successors, and over thirty other nations. In October 2007, the Russian Air Force announced it would replace its 250 Mi-24 helicopter gunships with 300 more modern Mi-28s and possibly Ka-50s by 2015.
In NATO circles the export versions, Mi-25 and Mi-35, are simply denoted with a letter suffix as "Hind D" and "Hind E" respectively.
Soviet pilots called the aircraft летающий танк (letayushchiy tank, flying tank).
More common unofficial nicknames were Крокодил (Krokodil, Crocodile)
and Стакан (Stakan, Glass), because of the flat glass plates which surrounded the three place cockpit of the Mi-24A.
8th june of 1982 syrien Mi24 attacked a israeli tank group the tanks called for air support and the syrien mi24 shoot down a israel jet fighter, that was the first time that a helicopter shooted down a plane and this was not the last time that a Mi 24 did this
Germany 51 taken over from East Germany's Air Force, sold to Hungary, Poland and two to the U.S. Army.
Russia 360 in service. * Russian Air Force * Russian Army * Russian Naval Aviation
* U.S. Army operates a number of Fort Bliss, Texas based Mi-24s at Louisiana's Fort Polk for adversary training.
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