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The Mi-24 is a helicopter gunship featured in both ArmA: Cold War Assault and ArmA 2.


ArmA: Cold War Assault

Mi-24
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Soviet Union
Type Heavy Attack Helicopter
Seats 10 seats:
  • 1× Pilot
  • 1× Gunner
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 3× Weapons
  • 20× Magazines
Top speed ~ 284 km/h
Service ceiling 5,000 m
Fuel capacity 1000 fuel units
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Cannon 30 mm
  • 8× AT-6 ATGM
  • 2× 57 mm Rocket Pods
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The Mi-24 is used exclusively by Soviet military forces in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Heavy gunship
    • Troop transport
« Entering service in the late 1960’s, Mi24 Hind gunship provided main force for air support in the Afghanistan War. As the Eastern equivalent to US Air Force Apache helicopter, Hind is designed to perform all operations from air-to-air combat to air-to-ground and anti-tank capability. Helicopter is fitted with Overpressure system to transport up to eight troops through NBC (Nuclear Biological Chemical) conditions. Alternatively cargo area can be used as extra ammo storage.
Vehicle Description
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Design

The Mi-24 is a twin-engined attack helicopter designed to provide close air support against armoured targets and for transportation of personnel. It uses a conventional pod and boom layout with a five-blade main rotor and three-blade tail rotor.

Armament
By default, the Mi-24 is armed with a single 30 mm autocannon and has air-to-ground anti-tank guided missiles attached to each of its stub wings, which also contain twin 57 mm rocket pods as well.

The 30 mm autocannon feeds from a single 500-round linked belt of high-explosive (HE) shells, while the stub wings carry 8 anti-tank guided missiles and a total of 64 rockets fitted with HE warheads for the rocket pods.

Enemy tanks are prime targets for the Mi-24's ATGMs.

Features
True to its name, the Mi-24 is a "flying tank" and can withstand far more punishment than both of its American-made counterparts.

The Mi-24 packs a similar loadout with a mixture of anti-tank missiles and unguided rockets, making it a devastating foe for both ground vehicles and infantry alike.

Notable Traits
The Mi-24 possesses one unique feature in that it can serve as both a heavily-armed attack helicopter and flying troop transport. Once armoured ground threats are eliminated by the gunner, the pilot can simply land the helicopter and unload an entire squad's worth of Soviet troops into battle.

Loading a Soviet rifle squad into the passenger cabin.

It is the only helicopter in Cold War Assault which is capable of this; essentially turning the Mi-24 into a flying version of the BMP-1/BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

Drawbacks
Unfortunately, the Mi-24 has ungainly handling due to its large size and isn't nearly as agile as the newer Ka-50. It has much more difficulty maintaining speed on hard turns compared to the American AH-64, and will struggle to gain speed even when flying in a straight profile.

Crew Capacity
The Mi-24 has a default crew capacity of two for the pilot and gunner who sit in the front cockpit. The rear passenger cabin is able to transport up to eight passengers.


Protection

The Mi-24 has 100 points worth of armour plating.


Armament

The gunner position controls both the turret-mounted Cannon 30 mm and AT-6 missiles/57 mm Rocket pods carried on stub wings on both sides of the airframe:

Cannon 30 mm

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Shell type Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
HE 20 1,000
AP 90 1,000

30 mm autocannon. Can load either HE or AP-type shells:

  • High-Explosive (HE): Blast radius of 3 metres.
  • Armour Piercing (AP): Splash radius of 1 metre.

It can attain a fire rate of ~ 333 rounds per minute and has a muzzle velocity of 1,000 m/s. It has an effective firing range of up to 1,500 metres.

AT-6

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Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive Anti-Tank 750

Air-to-ground anti-tank missiles. Utilises infrared-guidance and has a maximum lock-on range of 2,000 metres.

AT-6 missiles are launched with an initial velocity of 30 m/s and take a further 5.5 seconds to reach a top in-flight speed of 200 m/s. The warhead itself has a blast radius of 2.5 metres.

57 mm Rocket

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Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive 400

Unguided air-to-ground rockets. Strong against groups of infantry and unarmoured/lightly-armoured ground vehicles.

Rockets are always launched with an initial velocity of 44 m/s and take a further 3.5 seconds to reach a top speed of 1,000 m/s in-flight. The warheads are high-explosive (HE) based and have a blast radius of 3 metres.


Trivia

  • Contrary to its depiction in Cold War Assault, all early Soviet-era models of the Mi-24 were not equipped with 30 mm-chambered cannons. Depending on the variant, Mi-24s have always been armed with either the "Yak-B" 12.7 mm or "GSh-23L" 23 mm cannons.
    • Only modernised Mi-24s (the "P" variant specifically) used by the Russian Armed Forces were fitted with the newer 30 mm-chambered "GSh-30-2" autocannon.

Gallery

ArmA 2

Mi-24P
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png ACR
Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Type Heavy Attack Helicopter
Seats 10 seats:
  • 1× Pilot
  • 1× Gunner
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 30× Weapons
  • 150× Magazines
  • 10× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 293 km/h
Service ceiling 6,000 m
Fuel capacity 1000 fuel units
Primary armament Mi-24P only:
  • 1× GSh-30-2 30 mm
  • 2× S-8KOM Rocket Pods

Mi-24V variants only:

  • 1× YakB-12.7 12.7 mm
  • 2× S-8KOM Rocket Pods

CDF/Takistani Mi-24D only:

  • 1× YakB-12.7 12.7 mm
  • 2× S-5 Rocket Pods
Secondary armament Mi-24P only:
  • 4× Ataka-V 9M120
  • 2× FAB-250

Czech Mi-24V only:

  • 8× Ataka-V 9M120

Russian Mi-24V only:

  • 4× Shturm 9K114

CDF/Takistani Mi-24D only:

  • 4× Falanga 3M11

Defensive:

  • 120× Countermeasures (Chaff/Flare)
Variants Mi-24D, Mi-24V
Games
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The Mi-24P and its sub-variants are used by the CDF, Czech military forces, the Russian Armed Forces, as well as with the Takistani Army in ArmA 2.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Heavy gunship
    • Troop transport
« The Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) is a Russian-made large helicopter gunship also capable of a low-capacity troop transportation.
The Mil Mi-24P (NATO reporting name: Hind-D) is a more advanced version of the original Mi-24 designed primarily as a weapons platform.
Armoury Description
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Design

In ArmA 2, the Mi-24's functions and purpose remain mostly the same as its Cold War-era counterpart; namely that it's designed to fulfil the duties of being both a troop transport and ground attack helicopter.

Armament
Its default loadout consists of a 30 mm autocannon, twin 80 mm rocket pods, air-to-ground anti-tank missiles, and twin unguided iron bombs.

The Mi-24P's autocannon can fire up to 750 rounds of HE shells, and also carries 4 SACLOS-guided ATGMs, and up to 40 high-explosive (HE) rockets.

Other variants of the Mi-24 (D/V) other than the P model are equipped with different loadouts depending on the faction that uses it.

Features
It is available in two more variants, one older export model (Mi-24D) that is mainly used the CDF and Takistani Army, while another (Mi-24V) is used by both Russian forces and the Czech military.

Performing the same role as its Cold War-era predecessor, it shares the same attributes of being well-armoured, capable of transporting troops in and out of battle, and packs heavy firepower at the same time.

It is the second most used helicopter besides the Mi-8 transport helicopter.

Being the only attack helicopter with both transport capability and high offensive firepower, it has no direct parallel to it; with perhaps only the USMC's UH-1Y coming close and even then not as a direct counterpart to it.

Notable Traits
Aside from its ATGMs and rockets, the Mi-24P is unique for being the only attack helicopter in ArmA 2 that can carry unguided bombs as part of its default loadout.

On top of already being a deadly anti-vehicle threat, this makes the Mi-24P equally as dangerous to infantry garrisoned inside buildings. Anything that isn't finished off by cannon/rocket fire can be shredded by the twin iron bombs instead.

Drawbacks
As expected for a helicopter of its size, the handling for the Mi-24P and its sub-variants is no different from its older predecessor.

It is undoubtedly the poorest performing out of all the attack helicopters in ArmA 2 and isn't nearly as fast or agile as the newer Ka-52. Its handling also isn't on par with the USMC's AH-1Z and AH-64D gunships, both of which can easily outpace it.

Crew Capacity
All variants of the Mi-24 have enough seats for a crew of two which consists of the pilot and the gunner who sit in the front cockpit. The passenger cabin has enough seats to allow for up to eight occupants at a time.


Variants

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Older export model of the Mi-24 primarily used by both the CDF and Takistani Army.

The Mi-24D's sole difference to the Russian Mi-24P is its loadout; instead of the 30 mm cannon it uses a 12.7 mm gun that feeds from a linked 1,470-round belt. The Mi-24D is also armed with 4 Falanga 3M11, TV-guided missiles that lack homing guidance.

Lastly, it uses smaller twin 57 mm rocket pods which contain a combined total of 128 HE rockets.

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The Mi-24V is available in two models, one used by the Russian military and another by Czech forces:

  • The Russian Mi-24V carries 4 SACLOS/infrared-guided, air-to-ground Shturm 9K114 ATGMs which are attached onto its stub wings. Its twin 80 mm rocket pods on the other hand, each carry 40 rockets (for a total of 80) that are fitted with high-explosive (HE) warheads.
  • The Czech Mi-24V is identical in all aspects save for a slightly adjusted loadout, which provides only 20 rounds for each of the 80 mm rocket pods (combined for a total of 40).
    • It also carries 8 Ataka-V 9M120 air-to-ground missiles with high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warheads on its stub wings in lieu of the regular Shturm ATGMs. The 9M120 missiles can utilise either SACLOS or infrared tracking for guidance.


Camouflage

  • Woodland: Olive green paint scheme with dark brown camouflage blobs. Primarily used by CDF Mi-24Ds.
  • Crocodile: Two-tone olive green paint camouflage scheme. Exclusively used on Russian Mi-24Vs and Mi-24Ps.
  • Desert: Two-tone desert tan/olive green camouflage scheme. Used on Mi-24Ds operated by the Takistani Army.
  • Grey: Two-tone grey paint scheme with pale olive green camouflage blobs. Only used on Czech Mi-24Vs.

Protection

All variants of the Mi-24 have base armour values of 33.

Hull

The hull can survive 33 points of damage.

Engines

The engines can incur up to 29.7 points of damage before failing. Destroying them will cause the Mi-24 to immediately lose power.

Instruments

Flight instruments and avionic systems will fail after taking 4.95 points of damage.

Main rotor

The main rotor will be disabled if it takes more than 9.9 points of damage.

Only 30% of damage onto the main rotors are transferred onto the Mi-24's main "health" pool. If destroyed, it will become almost impossible to maintain lift.

Tail rotor

The tail rotor will be disabled if it takes more than 6.6 points of damage.

Only 10% of damage onto the tail rotor is transferred onto the Mi-24's main "health" pool. Torque cannot be controlled if it is destroyed.


Armament

The gunner position handles all guided weapon systems on the Mi-24 while the pilot controls the unguided rocket pods (regardless of variant) and forward-facing GSh-30-2 autocannon (exclusive to the Mi-24P). For optics, the turret camera has access to two fields of view:

GSh-30-2

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NOTE: Only available on Russian Mi-24P variants.

Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
55 -0.00095 820

30 mm autocannon. Its high-explosive (HE) shells are powerful against groups of infantry and unarmoured/lightly-armoured ground vehicles, as well as low-flying helicopters.

Shells are always fired in bursts of 2. It can attain a fire rate of up to ~ 1,500 rounds per minute and has a muzzle velocity of 820 m/s. At distances of approximately 1,250 metres, the GSh-30-2 has a dispersion spread of 0.0006 rad.

YakB-12.7

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NOTE: Only available on Mi-24D/Mi-24V variants.

Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
24 -0.00055 830

12.7 mm cannon. Its armour-piercing high-explosive (APHE) shells are effective against both infantry and unarmoured/lightly-armoured ground vehicles.

It can attain a fire rate of up to ~ 1,500 RPM and has a muzzle velocity of 830 m/s. Accuracy-wise, it has a dispersion of 0.0006 rad at ranges of up to 1,200 metres.

S-8KOM

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NOTE: Available on all Mi-24 variants EXCEPT for CDF/Takistani Army Mi-24Ds.

Damage type Base damage value Maximum speed (m/s)
High-Explosive 210 610

Unguided air-to-ground rockets. Powerful against infantry and unarmoured/lightly-armoured vehicles.

Rockets are always fired in pairs. The pods have a firing delay of 0.08 seconds in-between volleys (750 RPM) and are launched with an initial velocity of 44 m/s. They take a further 1.1 seconds to reach a top speed of 470 m/s in mid-flight.

The warheads are high-explosive (HE) based and have a blast radius of 5 metres.

S-5

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NOTE: Only available on CDF/Takistani Army Mi-24Ds.

Damage type Base damage value Maximum speed (m/s)
High-Explosive 150 580

Unguided air-to-ground rockets. Strong against groups of infantry and unarmoured ground vehicles.

Rockets are always fired in pairs. The pods have a firing delay of 0.08 seconds in-between volleys (750 RPM) and are launched with an initial velocity of 44 m/s. They take a further 1.1 seconds to reach a top speed of 580 m/s in mid-flight.

The warheads are high-explosive (HE) based and have a blast radius of 12 metres.

Ataka-V 9M120

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NOTE: Only available on Russian Mi-24Ps and Czech Mi-24Vs.

Damage type Base damage value Maximum speed (m/s)
High-Explosive Anti-Tank 640 550

Infrared-guided anti-tank missiles. Can be optionally guided manually via SACLOS up to a maximum distance of 6,000 metres.

Missiles are soft launched and take a further 3.5 seconds after launch to reach a top speed of 550 m/s in mid-flight. There is always an imposed delay of 2 seconds in-between launches. The warheads have a blast radius of 1.6 metres.

FAB-250

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NOTE: Only available on Russian Mi-24Ps.

Base damage value Maximum speed (m/s)
5,000 N/A

Unguided free-falling bombs. Powerful against most ground vehicles and clustered infantry/structures.

They have a blast radius of 12 metres. There is an imposed delay of 0.2 seconds in-between bomb drops.

Shturm 9K114

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NOTE: Only available on Russian Mi-24Vs.

Damage type Base damage value Maximum speed (m/s)
High-Explosive Anti-Tank 400 345

Infrared-guided anti-tank missiles. Can be optionally guided manually via SACLOS up to a maximum distance of 5,000 metres.

Missiles are soft launched and take a further 3.5 seconds after launch to reach a top speed of 345 m/s in mid-flight. There is always an imposed delay of 2 seconds in-between launches. The warheads have a blast radius of just 1 metre.

Falanga 3M11

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NOTE: Only available on CDF/Takistani Army Mi-24Ds.

Damage type Base damage value Maximum speed (m/s)
High-Explosive Anti-Tank 400 323

MCLOS guided anti-tank missiles. Can be controlled up to a maximum distance of 3,750 metres.

Missiles launched with an initial velocity of 55.16 m/s but only require a further 1.45 seconds to reach a top speed of 323 m/s in-flight. There is always an imposed delay of 1 second in-between launches. The warheads have a blast radius of just 1 metre.


Avionics

MAWS

All variants of the Mi-24 possess Missile Approach Warning Systems, and will alert their pilots of incoming missiles already in mid-flight.

RWR

All Mi-24 models have Radar Warning Receivers, and can warn their pilots of being locked onto by radar-based targeting systems.

IWR

No variants of the Mi-24 possess Infrared Warning Receivers and do not alert their pilots of being locked onto by infrared-based targeting systems.


Trivia

  • The Mi-24 was one of the few helicopters from the original ArmA 2 that was "upgraded" with the ability to use countermeasure flares following the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.
  • Following the release of the Community Configuration Project updates, all Mi-24 models (irrespective of faction) were updated with both gameplay and bug-oriented fixes, ranging from:
    • Launched rockets were being fired from the wrong pylon positions.
    • Rocket pods being transferred over to pilot control; previously all weapon systems were controlled by the gunner.
    • FAB-250s on Mi-24Ps did not disappear even after they dropped.
    • Defensive countermeasures now include chaff in addition to flares; Mi-24s previously only deployed flares.
    • The gunner's camera lacked proper zoom magnification for their optics.
  • Loadouts for Mi-24Ds and Mi-24Vs were also slightly adjusted as part of the latest patches. Previously, Mi-24Ds employed by the CDF utilised Shturm 9K114s instead of the older Falanga 3M11 while Takistani Mi-24Ds lacked countermeasures. There was also no functional difference between Russian and Czech-operated Mi-24Vs (both had identical pylon loadouts).

Gallery

External links

See also

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration

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Wheeled BikeBRDMBusHMMWVMotorcyclePV3SJeepSCUDSkodaSmall carSports carTrabantTractorTruck 5TUAZUral
Tracked BMP-1BMP-2M1A1M113 (Vulcan) • M60A3M2A2 BradleyShilkaT-55T-72T-80
Rotor-wing AH-1 CobraAH-64CH-47DKa-50Mi-17Mi-24OH-58UH-60
Fixed-wing A-10PlaneSopwith F.1 CamelSu-25
Aquatic BoatLSTMark II PBR
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-sovietunion.png Soviet Union - Vehicles (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Wheeled BRDMSCUD* • UAZUral
Tracked BMP-1BMP-2ShilkaT-72T-80
Rotor-wing Ka-50Mi-17Mi-24
Fixed-wing Sopwith F.1 Camel v2Su-25
Aquatic Boat
* not actually usable outside of cutscenes.
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Tracked 2S6M TunguskaAAVP-7A1BMP-2BMP-3BVP-1FV510 WarriorM1 Abrams* (M1A2 TUSK*) • M113M2 BradleyM270 MLRS* • T-34* • T-55T-72* (T-72M4 CZ) • T-90ZSU-23-4*
Rotor-wing AH-1ZAH-6J Little Bird (AH-6X) • AH-11 WildcatAH-64D* (AH-1) • CH-47F Chinook (Chinook HC4) • Ka-52Ka-60Ka-137Merlin HC3MH-6J Little BirdMi-8MTV-3* (Mi-17*) • Mi-24P (Mi-24D*, Mi-24V*) • UH-1Y (UH-1H) • UH-60 Black Hawk (MH-60S)
Fixed-wing A-10 Thunderbolt II* • An-2AV-8B HarrierC-130J Hercules* • F-35 Lightning IIL-159 ALCAL-39ZA (L-39C) • MQ-9 Reaper* • MV-22 OspreyPchela-1TSu-39 (Su-25*) • Su-34
Aquatic CRRCFishing BoatPBXRHIBSmall Boat
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-russianarmedforces.png Russian Armed Forces - Vehicles (ArmA 2)
Wheeled BTR-90BM-21 GradKamazVodnikUAZ-469
Tracked 2S6M TunguskaBMP-3T-72T-90
Rotor-wing Ka-52Mi-8MTV-3 (Mi-8MT) • Mi-24P
Fixed-wing Pchela-1TSu-39Su-34
Aquatic PBX
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Vehicles (ArmA 2)
Wheeled 9P117 SCUD-BBM-21 GradBTR-60BRDM-2Military OffroadMotorcycleSUVUAZ-469UralV3S
Tracked BMP-2BVP-1M113T-34T-55T-72ZSU-23-4
Rotor-wing Mi-8Mi-24DUH-1H
Fixed-wing An-2L-39ZASu-25
Operation Arrowhead | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-cdf.png CDF - Vehicles (ArmA 2)
Wheeled BRDM-2BM-21 GradMotorcycleUAZ-469Ural
Tracked BMP-2T-72ZSU-23-4
Rotor-wing Mi-17 (Mi-17-IVA) • Mi-24D
Fixed-wing Pchela-1TSu-25
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-acr.png ACR - Vehicles (ArmA 2)
Wheeled ATVBRDM-2Dingo 2 CZHMMWV GPKMilitary OffroadPandur II 8x8 CZRM-70T810UAZ-469
Tracked BMP-2T-72M4 CZ
Rotor-wing Mi-171ShMi-24V
Fixed-wing L-159 ALCAL-39C
Aquatic PBX
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Army of the Czech Republic
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