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Mi-24 images
« on: April 24, 2008, 06:12:48 pm »
I have searched Google, MSN, attached sites here, etc. and I have found no picture at all illustrating these Mil Mi-24 variants:

  • Mi-24F Hind-A (designation may be unofficial)
  • Mi-24B Hind-A (not Mi-24A Hind-B)
  • Mi-24PTRK
  • Mi-24T
  • Mi-24VP
  • Mi-24RA Hind-G1 Mod
  • Mi-24BMT
  • Mi-24VN Hind-E (So far I only found the export Mi-35O)
  • Mi-24 Ecological Survey Version
  • Mi-35M2
  • Mi-24Tech-24 "Mobile Repair Shop"


If anyone has any images of each variant above, please share them.


I would also like to know exactly which versions these are:

First one is the preseries Mi-24B, second is an early Mi-24A fitted with an air data boom. It was used for testing the Mi-28's mechanical components or main rotor.






http://sites.google.com/site/stingraysheligalleries/mi-24a-hind-a-plus-preproduction-models
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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 12:12:11 pm »
The only one of your list, I could find (in Air Power Rview 13)
is the Mi-24VP :
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008, 12:51:17 pm »
Stingray, for your first picture I've asked Gordon's & Komissarov's Mil Mi-24 Hind book (Airlife, 2001 / ISBN 1-84037-238-9). They use a picture of the same Hind, but flying - the caption is:
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An early-production Hind-A with air data boom and minus wings used for trials work. This aircraft was possibly a testbed for the Mi-28's mechanical components or main rotor.

'Mi-24F' was a 'creation' by Air International. They mixed up Mi-24P and Hind-F. I cannot find a 'real' Mi-24F -  ???

'Mi-24T' is another example for 'creating my own Mi-24 version', this time by Krylya Rodiny magazine. One of the Berkuty display team's Mi-24V was referred as 'Mi-24T' ... ::)

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2008, 01:37:23 pm »
Thank you, Boxkite, and thank you, Jemiba.

Now I can cross out the confirmed ones.


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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008, 02:18:23 pm »
 On first photo record helicopter A-10,
more information, regrettably only at monday (if she will by then be actual)

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 03:15:27 pm »
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On first photo record helicopter A-10


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Stingray, for your first picture I've asked Gordon's & Komissarov's Mil Mi-24 Hind book (Airlife, 2001 / ISBN 1-84037-238-9). They use a picture of the same Hind, but flying - the caption is:
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An early-production Hind-A with air data boom and minus wings used for trials work. This aircraft was possibly a testbed for the Mi-28's mechanical components or main rotor.


Now I'm confused.

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 11:28:52 pm »
Borovik,

A-10 differs from the machine at the picture. The wing mountings of the record-breaker were covered by shallow fairings, the rotor head had typical vibration dampers, the last cabin window (on both sides) was covered, and it hadn't such a data boom.

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2008, 12:19:25 pm »
Okay, now I'm not so confused. I have seen numerous pictures of the A-10 and they don't have the data boom. Thanks Boxkite.

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008, 03:24:07 am »
 To Boxkite
 Yes... Thomas you were right, I was too fast in my estimations, and the fact is
not about having or not having data boom, but about these details you have listed.
 To Stingray
 Travis maybe this info would be interesting for you:
 Mi-24 BMT  In 1974 they made a mine trawler Mi-24A-based version, removing all armament, wings & armor, with nonretractable gear. The trawl & auxiliary tank were inside fuselage. A single exemplar was built.
 1) Mi -24 B
 2) Mi -24 VP
 3) Mi -35 M3 aka Mi -24 VM
 4) Mi-24 Super Hind  Mk.5 (ATE)
     ATE*Advanced Technologic and Engineering*, South African Company, announced about a deep modernization program of Mi-24 in 2006.
           from: R.Miheev "Combat helicopters Mil" <Aviation and time>magazine
                   P.Butowski "Mi-24 , To be contenuation" <Aviation and time>magazine
                   <Aviation and cosmonautics> magazine #1,2007

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008, 02:05:12 pm »
Wow!

I feel like I hit a gold mine.

Thanks!
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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2008, 03:14:44 pm »
Hey Boxkite! You sent me an email with a picture of an Mi-24 variant I have been searching for for years! Its the Mi-24E Ecological Survey Version. Much Thanks!

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2008, 03:20:06 pm »
What kind of eco survey does that Mi-24?

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2008, 03:36:30 pm »
Info here at http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/vvs/mi24-01.htm


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Mi-24 Ecological Survey Version: Modification by Polyot industrial research organisation, to assess oil pollution on water and seasonal changes of water level. First seen 1991 with large flat sensor `tongue' projecting from nose in place of gun turret; large rectangular sensor pod on outer starboard underwing pylon; unidentified modification replaces rear cabin window on starboard side.

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2008, 11:59:39 pm »
No, Stingray, that's NOT the Mi-24E Ecological Survey Version! I'll give you more information as soon as I've found the source (FLUG REVUE?), because it's an ex-GDR Mi-24 used for tests after 1990 here in Germany.

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Re: Mil Mi-24 image requests
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2008, 12:53:32 am »
Now I can answer your question, Stingray. It's a Mi-24D '98+31' (ex-NVA '495', sold to Poland as '167' in January 1996). It was used by the WTD 61 in Manching during 1994 for tests with the head of a Hawk missile (don't know why)!

Source: "Versuchsprojekte der Bundeswehr - Flugerprobungen der Wehrtechnischen Dienststelle 61" by Bernd & Frank Vetter, Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 2003 (ISBN 3613023296), page 101