The Mil Mi-24 (Cyrillic Миль Ми-24, NATO reporting name "Hind") is a large helicopter gunship and low-capacity troop transport produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated from 1972 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and over thirty other nations.
The Mi-24 Assault helicopter is manned by two crew seated in tandem fully armored cockpits with bullet proof front glass.
Type: gunship helicopter, retaining assault transport capability
Max Speed: 180 kt / 208 mph
Max Range: 160 km / 99 miles
Dimensions: main rotor diam. 17.30 m / 56 ft 9 in length 21.35 m / 70 ft 0.5 in height 6.50 m / 21 ft 4 in
The Mi-24 entered service for the Soviet Union in the late 1970's and can carry 8 troops or 14 stretchers.
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