MI-24

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The MI-24 Hind is, simply put, a beast. 12 metric tons of armor-plated, 200 mph helicopter with a quad 12.7mm articulated machine gun in the nose; it's not the sort of aircraft you want to run into under unfriendly circumstances.

The Cold War Air Museum has three Krokodiles in its inventory. Two in flying condition, and one on static display as a gate guard. As far as we know, these are the only MI-24s on public display in the United States.

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[edit] Status

[edit] Bord 118

  • Airworthiness Certificate Issued, Flying

[edit] Bord 120

  • Airworthiness Certificate Issued, Flying

[edit] Anecdotes

No problem, is normal... very exciting at night! ~ Polish mechanic, explaining the fireball the APU creates on start

Stinger missile work good. ~ Polish mechanic, explaining the 'aftermarket' flare dispenser on the MI-24 tail

We were told in the Marine Corps that we could shoot at anything the Soviets sent after us — except the MI-24. When the Hind showed up, it was time to leave. ~ Brent

... Hind helicopter, we do not see you but you are clear for a low pass using runway 1... OH MY G...!! ~ 2010 Ada Air Expo, Air Boss

[edit] MI-24 Specifications

[edit] General characteristics

  • Crew: 3 (pilot, weapons system officer and technician)
  • Capacity: 8 troops or 4 stretchers
  • Length: 17.5 m (57 ft 4 in)
  • Rotor diameter: 17.3 m (56 ft 7 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
  • Wingspan: 6.5 m (21 ft 3 in)

[edit] Performance

  • Maximum speed: 335 km/h (208 mph)
  • Range: 450 km (280 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,750 ft)


[edit] Gallery

[edit] Historical Photos - Bulgarian Service

[edit] Videos

Startup instruction given in our Mi-24YouTube — rate / comment / share

Time Lapse of Bord 120 ReassemblyYouTube — rate / comment / share

Nice Air to Air of Bord 118YouTube — rate / comment / share

[edit] Support

Help us get the Mi-24 flying! Consider making a donation to the museum!

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