Aircraft Mi-35 Hind
The Mi-35 Hind is the export version of the Mi-24. Its primary role is as a helicopter gunship but it also has limited capacity for troop transport. It entered service in the former Soviet Union in the 1970s and has been deployed in a number of conflicts around the world including in Afghanistan and Chechnya.
The Hindis equipped with a four-barreled 12.7mm flexibly mounted machine gun which has a firing rate of 4,000 to 4,500 rounds per minute and a muzzle velocity of 860 m/s. It is also armed with anti-tank guided missiles for engagement of moving armored targets, weapon emplacements and slow moving air targets. This is a short-range missile with a 5.4kg high explosive fragmentation warhead that is capable of penetrating up to 650mm of armor.
The two Isotov TV3-117VMA turboshaft engines independently generate 2,200 hp. For increased survivability, the helicopter has self-sealing fuel tank covers and infrared suppression systems on its exhaust ports.