Mi-24V / Mi-35 "Hind E" Mi-24V (Hind-E) is another improved version, a development of Mi-24D. The major change consists in the upgraded and more efficient SHTURM - V missile system with 9M114 (AT-6 Spiral) radio-guided anti-tank missiles launched from two pairs of cylindrical pods mounted on wingtips. Also added were B-8V rocket pods for 20 80 mm S-8 rockets, UPK-23-250 pods with two-barrel Gsh-23L and 250 rounds, GUV9A universal pods which can carry a 30 mm 9-A-800 automatic grenade launcher, or one 12.7 mm 9-A-624 four-barrel machine gun and two four-barrel 7.62 mm 9-A-622 machine guns. It was equipped with TV3-117V engines with improved height characteristics and optional exhaust mixer boxes to cool exhaust gasses, and auxiliary fuel tanks with a capacity of 450 litres. Since the War in Afghanistan, Mi-24Vs received radar homing and warning system (RHAWS), infra-red countermeasures (IRCM) and an active IRCM jammer. These equipments were also fitted to some late Mi-24Ds, which have sometimes been referred to as Hind Ds Mod. The degraded version exported outside the Warsaw Pact was called Mi-35.
A huge kit measuring nearly 2 feet in length. Photo etch and clear parts for the instrument panel are included among other things such as a very full load out of options for ordnance. Fully inscribed and engraved panel lines. There are also complete decals and stencils
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people liked this