A Mi-24P in US service for threat evaluation.
Source: US Air Force (MSGT Steven Turner) - © public domain
The Mi-24P is similar to the Mi-24V but differs in cannon armament. Whereas the Mi-24V is armed with a 12.7mm Yak-B minigun in a nose turret the Mi-24P has a twin barrel 30mm GSh-30K autocannon alongside the cockpit. The GSh-30K is much more powerful but not as simple to aim as the Yak-B. The P in the designation stands for "Pushka", which is Russian for cannon.
Mi-24P Hind-F: The original Soviet army version of the Hind-F.
Mi-35P Hind-F: The export version of the Hind-F.
The Mi-24P is very similar to the Mi-24V. The main difference is that the Mi-24P is armed with a twin barrel forward firing GSh-30K autocannon, whereas the Mi-24V retains the nose mounted 12.7mm Yak-B as used on the Mi-24D.
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