Jakub Fojtík describes the development of the Mi-24 gunship variants and their most commonly carried weapons

A Russian Air Force Mi-24P shows support for its country’s troops in Chechnya. Although this sub-type could arguably be branded obsolete compared with more modern helicopters, it participated in the latest Syrian deployment alongside Mi-35Ms.

When unveiled in the 1970s, Mil’s Mi-24 (NATO reporting name Hind) presented an awe-inspiring sight…but even then, Soviet squadron commanders and pilots were aware of shortcomings in its design.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active Key Model World subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all Key Model World content
  • Exclusive product reviews, latest news, builds and highly detailed layouts
  • Read 5,300 articles, in a fully searchable archive of modelling content growing daily!
  • Access to read the official Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World online, brought to life with video and additional imagery
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below