Brief characteristics, differences.
Prototypes. Greenhouse-style cockpit, weapons: in the nose – mobile machine gun installation NUV-1 with a machine gun A-12,7 (ammunition – 900 rounds), units NAR UB-32A with NURS S-5 and 4ATGM9M17 of the anti-tank complex Phalanga-M. The tail rotor was located on the right.
Mi-24 Super Hind Mk. III
Modification of the Mi-24V, carried out by theSouth Africancompany ATE andthe UkrainianState EnterpriseKonotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” for theAlgerian Air Forcein 1999–2004. For the Algerian Air Force, 33 former Ukrainian helicopters were modified.
Mi-24 Super Hind Mk. IV
Modification of the Mi-24K, carried out by theSouth Africanconmpany ATE andUkrainianState Enterprises Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon”and “State Kiev Design Bureau “Luch”for theAir Force of Azerbaijan in 2010–2011 . Armed with “Barrier-V” missiles, taken into service byAzerbaijanin 2010 under the designation Mi-24G. 12 helicopters were modified for the Air Force of Azerbaijan.
Mi-24A (make 245)
serialversion, in comparison with the test aircraft had an extended cockpit, changed ATGM mounting (on underwing pylons). It was produced in 1971–1973. About 250 pieces were produced. On the first representative of this series the tail rotor was located on the right side. In later versions of the Mi-24A, the tail rotor was moved to the left side and remained there for all subsequent versions.
Mi-24B (make 241)
Mi-24A with mobile machine-gun installation USPU-24 with a machine gun YakB-12,7. Due to modern D modification, it was not mass-produced and was used for working off weapons. The helicopter was tested in 1971–1972.
Mi-24BMT (make 248)
Mine hunter based on the Mi-24A. All weapons, armor and the wing have been removed. A trawl device and an additional fuel tank are installed. Built in a single copy in 1974, no longer produced.
Mi-24 Super Hind
In-depth modernization of the Mi-24, carried out by the South African company ATE with the participation of JSC “Rostvertol”. New means of communication as per NATO standard, navigation equipment replaced, arms control system, main rotor redesigned, tracking and balancing changed.
Brief characteristics, differences.
Mi-24V (make 242)
The most massively produced version of the Mi-24, with a mobile machine-gun installation USPU-24 with a machine gun YakB-12,7. Helicopter Mi-24V with 4 ATGM 9M114 Shturm-V and with guidance system Raduga-Sh taken into service on March 29, 1976. In 1986 a modernized version with 16 ATGM Shturm-V was taken into service. The aiming sight ASP-17B. Engines TV3-117V. As part of the armament, B8B20-A with NAR S-8, B13L1 with NAR S-13 and launcher APU-68UM3 with heavy NAR S-24B appeared. It was produced in 1976-1986. About 1000 pieces were produced.
(Export version, for India, Syria, and Egypt), for AAC Russian Air Force – Mi-24VP-M, Mi-24VP-I, not only have much superior TSS Mi-35M2, the main target system GOES-342, but also EOTS-27 identical passive infra-locator with radar range finder, placed on the early Su-27, detecting in the sector ±30 a small-sized, low-emitting air target up to 37 km, ground, “cold tank” class – from 14 km. By airframe Rostov combat helicopters (both modernized and new) have unshortened wings with 4 (instead of two) suspension points, two of which carry R-64V – fifth-generation close air combat missiles capable to knock a fighter approaching at the near-sonic speed on the collision course at the distance of more than 20 km, as well as 4 Sosna-B for the launcher APU-4 “Attack” (for comparison – MPADS “Igla”, Mi-24VM’s are equipped with, capture an approaching fighter from 2500-3200 m, and hypersonic missiles “Sosna” – up to 14 km. Nevertheless, “Igla-S” is a part of the armament of Mi-24VK and Mi-24VP-M.
Modernization of the Mi-24 for export. New avionics, including surveillance and targeting OPS-24N with a gyro-stabilized optical-electronic system GOES-342 and the sighting and computing complex PrVK-24 system. There is also a navigation complex KNEI-24. It is worth adding, however, that the Mi-24VK/PC (Rostov modification) and Mi-24VM/PM (Moscow modification) have serious differences in airframe and armament.
Modernization of Mi-24V/P/VP. Unretractable landing gear, rotors from Mi-28A (X-shaped tail rotor), all-weather avionics, the station of active IR interferenceSOEP Lipa, mobile installation U-23 with gun GSH-23L (as on Mi-24VP), improved equipment of radio-command guidance for AMGM “Ataka” – Tor-24. Also Mi-24VM can carry ATGM “Malutka”, “Shturm” and “Falanga-M”. GM V-V R-60 and “Igla-V”. State integrated testing was to be completed in 2004. Supplied to Russian troops since 2011.
Mi-24VP (make 258)
Mi-24V with gun GSH-23L (ammunition 460 shells) in mobile installation NPPU-23 new avionics and weapons. On late serial helicopters, there were eight-position launcher APU-4 (unified with Mi-8MT) for ATGM Ataka-B (thus the total number of ATGM’s is brought to 12, keeping two B8B20-A units with 20 80-mm NAR S-8 different modifications in each unit on each underwing pylon). At the same time, optional weapons R-60M – air-to-air missile – became mandatory. APU-60-1V due to the compactness of missiles of the R-60 family mounted between the outer pylon and the tip, or, as on the launcher APU-60-11, on which the second missile is located perpendicular, installed launcher APU-60-1 from outside, perpendicular to the tip. Thus, by 1989 the Mi-24VP was the only helicopter capable of effective defense against fighters with the help of highly-maneuverable and jam-protected missiles with a range of up to 14 km. To defeat subsonic and heavily protected airborne threats (helicopters and attack aircraft of potential aggressors) an air-to-air missile 9М220O with a range of 8 km and a non-contact fuse was added to ATGM complex. To defeat light and low-risk air targets – drones and helicopter scouts – fit for the tip launcher for two ATGM “Attack” suspended semi-autonomous (but controlled by the pilot) 72-mm MANPADS “Igla-S” with a range of up to 5200 m. The main feature of the avionics of the Mi-24VP is the updated aircraft navigation system with new equipment for radio command guidance of ATGM, insensitive to aircraft-launch missiles paths and ATGM night vision goggles for the pilot ONV-58V, the new electro-optic target sight system (IR passive target positioner) and TSS “Raduga-UN”. Produced since 1989. No more than 25-30 pieces were produced (certain sources mention 179 pieces, that is not true). Mi-24VP in all parameters – speed, protection, air combat, as a day/night aircraft surpassed its overseas competitor AH-64A “Apache”, as well as its improved version when the latter was still being developed.
Mi-24VP-M and Mi-24VP-I
The modernization project for the Russian armed forces, deliveries for army aviation Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was planned since 2006, but the projects of modernization of combatant and delivery of new machines were not met.
Ukrainian remotorized version of the Mi-24V, equipped with engines TV3-117VMA-SBM1V manufactured by JSC “Motor Sich”, which allowed to increase the maximum ceiling height by 1500 m and increase the capacity of the helicopter by 1000 kg.
Mi-24D (make 246)
With a new arrangement of cockpits (tandem). Cockpits are isolated. The weapons complex is as on Mi-24B. ATGM 9M17PV Falanga-PV. It was produced in 1973–1977. More than 600 pieces produced.
Brief characteristics, differences.
Mi-24DU (make 249)
The training version of the Mi-24D with changes similar to the Mi-24U.
Mi-24K (make 201)
Reconnaissance -spotter, with “Iris” surveillance system, digital reconnaissance and correction complex “Ruta” and AFA-100 aerial camera for perspective shooting in the right side of the cockpit.
Mi-24M (make 247)
The antisubmarineversion. Development stopped on the personal instructions of Mil, Mikhail L.
Mi-24P (make 243)
Mi-24 with gun GSH-30K, placed on the right side in a fixed installation NPU-30, ammunition – 250 shells. The machine gun is dismantled. It was produced in 1981–1989.
Modification to perform combat missions at night, TV/thermal vision night-sighting guidance subsystem. Supplied to Russian troops since 2003. 14 helicopters transferred in 2004.
Police patrol and rescue helicopter. There are two options. One – based on the Mi-24P and armed with 30-mm fixed cannon GSH-30K. Equipped with satellite communication system and communication complex used by Russian special forces. The search headlight FPP-7, loudspeakers and gyrostabilized optical complex are installed. In addition, the nose of the fuselage is equipped with a weather locator. An assault group of six people can be transported in the cargo cabin. To facilitate landing handrails, grips and hooks (the ground four people can descend simultaneously on ropes)are installed on the fuselage of the helicopter, as well as the side winch LPG-4 . The second Mi-24PS is not equipped with weather locator and machine-gun weapons. A smaller wing, under which two outboard fuel tanks are mounted on the pylons. The nose of the fuselage is equipped with a thermal camera in a movable spherical container to search objects at night. Powerful loudspeakers are available.
Brief characteristics, differences.
Ukrainian modernization of the Mi-24P. Installed: modernized enginesТВ3-117ВМА-СБМ1В-02, the station of optical-electronic counteraction“Adros” KT-01АВ, the system of collection and registration flight information BUR-4-1-07, upgraded aviation gun sight ASP-17VPM-V, laser system for forming the sighting mark FPM-01кv, satellite navigation system GPS MAR-695, ultrashortwave radio station KY – 196V, emergency radio beacon EVS – 406AFNM, as well as radar responder GTH-327 with altitude sensing device AK-350. Adopted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2012. Three prototypes were built, which in October 2016 were handed over to the troops.
Mi-24R (make 2462)
CRB-reconnaissance helicopter with mobile machine-gun installation USPU-24 with machine gun YakB-12,7, with an increased life support system. Launchers on Pylons ATGM dismantled, excavators of ground (3 buckets) are installed instead. The first holder contains a suspended container with additional equipment, a launcher for the gas alert signal rockets is mounted on the tail beam. The crew included two chemists-scouts. It took part in the liquidation of the Chernobyl accident (assessment of the level of contamination of the area). 160 pieces produced.
CBR-reconnaissance helicopter based on Mi-24R. Better equipment, the crew reduced by one CW reconnaissance scout.
Mi-24U (make 244)
Training modification. From the combat aircraft, it differs by the absence of a nose machine gun. In the front cockpit of the pilot instructor full-fledged pilot-navigation equipment and standard controls are installed instead.
Helicopters Mi-24HR (P) designed to conduct operational radiochemical reconnaissance of the contaminated areas, to designate their boundaries on the ground and on maps. Reconnaissance is carried out mainly in the interests of the land forces. Helicopters of this type in the number of 1-2 aircraft are part of helicopter regiments, or separate mixed regiments and squadrons, which during the Soviet times were given to air and land armies.
The export version Mi-24D. It differs in slightly modified composition of equipment.
The export version of the Mi-24V.
Mi-35VN / PN
The export version of the Mi-24VK-2 / PC-2.
The export version of the Mi-24VM (under this modification Mi-24PC2 was supplied toVenezuela). Non-retractable landing gear.
The export version of the Mi-24P.
Mi-35P version with new main rotor and X-shaped tail rotor with blades made of composite materials.