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Mil Mi-24P


NATO: Hind-F, Export: Mi-35P


Overview


Mi-24P

A Mi-24P in US service for threat evaluation.
Source: US Air Force (MSGT Steven Turner) - © public domain

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Attack helicopter
Entered service
1981
Status
In service
Development
1975 - late 1970's
Developer
Soviet Union - Mil
Production
1981 - 1989 (Mi-24P, Mi-35P)
2011 - ? (Mi-35P)
Producer
Soviet Union - Rostvertol
Soviet Union - Ulan Ude
Russia - Rostvertol
Number produced
Over 635 by 1989
Designations
Hind-F
NATO reporting name
Mi-35P
Export model
P / Pushka
Russian for "cannon"
Izdeliye 243
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Variants


Variants of the Mi-24P

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.

Armament options

GSh-30K autocannon
Single fixed 30mm GSh-30K autocannon in mount along fuselage with 260 rounds ready to fire.
9M114 Shturm (NATO: AT-6 Spiral) anti-tank missile, 2 missiles on each wingtip or outer hardpoint.
80mm S-8 rockets in 20 round B-8V20 rocket pod on each hardpoint.
S-5 aerial rocket
57mm S-5 rockets in 16 round UV-16 or 32 round UV-32 rocket pod on each hardpoint.
S-13 aerial rocket
122mm S-13 rockets in 5 round B-13 rocket pod on each hardpoint.
S-24 aerial rocket
Single 240mm S-24 rocket on each hardpoint.
UPK-23 or GUV gun pod on each hardpoint
Aerial bombs
FAB-250 bomb, KMGU dispenser or 4x FAB-100 bomb on each hardpoint

Details


Facts Mi-24P
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Attack helicopter
Crew
2 + 8
Dimensions
Length
17.51 m fuselage
21.35 m rotors turning
Width
1.70 m fuselage
6.66 m wingspan
Height
3.97 m
Empty weight
8.20 t
Gross weight
11.2 t
Max takeoff weight
12.0 t
Propulsion
Powerplant
2x Isotov TV-117 turbine
2.200 shp each
Rotor setup
Five blade main rotor
Three blade tail rotor
Diameter
17.3 m main rotor
3.91 m tail rotor
Disc area
235 m^2 main rotor
12 m^2 tail rotor
Fuel
1.840 L internal
Optional 500 L drop tank on each hardpoint
Performance
Speed
335 km/h max
270 km/h cruise
217 km/h economical
Range
160 km combat radius
288 km combat radius with 4 external fuel tanks
500 km range
1.000 km range with 4 external fuel tanks
Ceiling
4.5 km
Climb rate
4.5 m/s
Armament
Hardpoints
4x hardpoint, 2x wingtip pylons for ATGM
Fixed gun
30mm GSh-30K twin barrel autocannon
260 rounds ready to fire

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Mil Mi-24V

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.