Mil Mi-24

General characteristics Crew: 2–3: pilot, weapons system officer and technician (optional) Capacity: 8 troops or 4 stretchers Length: 17.5 m (57 ft 4 in) Rotor diameter: 17.3 m (56 ft 7 in) Wingspan: 6.5 m (21 ft 3 in) Height: 6.5 m (21 ft 3 in) Disc area: 235 m² (2,530 ft²) Empty weight: 8,500 kg (18,740 lb) Max takeoff weight: 12,000 kg (26,500 lb) Powerplant: 2 × Isotov TV3-117 turbines, 1,600 kW (2,200 hp) each Performance Maximum speed: 335 km/h (208 mph) Range: 450 km (280 miles) Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,750 ft) Armament Possible armament configuration on Mi-24W Yakushev-Borzov YakB-12.7 machine gunInternal guns flexible 12.7 mm Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B Gatling gun on most variants. Maximum of 1,470 rounds of ammunition. fixed twin-barrel GSh-30K on the Mi-24P. 750 rounds of ammunition. flexible twin-barrel GSh-23L on the Mi-24VP and Mi-24VM. 450 rounds of ammunition. PKT passenger compartment window mounted machine guns External stores Total payload is 1,500 kg of external stores. Inner hardpoints can carry at least 500 kg Outer hardpoints can carry up to 250 kg Wing-tip pylons can only carry the 9M17 Phalanga (in the Mi-24A-D) or the 9K114 Shturm complex (in the Mi-24V-F). Bomb-load Bombs within weight range (presumably ZAB, FAB, RBK, ODAB etc.), Up to 500 kg. MBD multiple ejector racks (presumably MBD-4 with 4xFAB-100) KGMU2V submunition/mine dispenser pods First-generation armament (standard production Mi-24D) GUV-8700 gunpod (with a 12.7 mm Yak-B + 2x7.62 mm GShG-7.62 mm combination or one 30 mm AGS-17) UB-32 S-5 rocket launchers S-24 240 mm rocket 9M17 Phalanga (a pair on each wingtip pylon) Second-generation armament (Mi-24V, Mi-24P and most upgraded Mi-24D) UPK-23-250 gunpod carrying the GSh-23L B-8V20 a lightweight long tubed helicopter version of the S-8 rocket launcher 9K114 Shturm in pairs on the outer and wingtip pylons

Mil Mi-24
johnbr, Oct 5, 2011
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