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The Russian Mi-24 Hind ground attack troop carrying helicopter gunship
The Russian Mi-24 Hind helicopter gunship was developed during the Cold War to support Soviet Troops battle N.A.T.O. Forces in World War Three in Northern Europe. The US Army had developed the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, but unlike this and other NATO assault helicopters the Russian Mi-24 Hind helicopter was also capable of transporting up to eight troops. It was extensively used in the Afghanistan War.
The Russian Mi-24 Hind helicopter has three external hardpoints mounted under each wing. Mi-24 Hind helicopters have an over pressurization system for operation in a NBC environment. When on an anti-tank mission would carry eight AT-6 ATGMs, 750x 30-mm rounds, and two 57-mm rocket pods. Extra ammunition could be loaded in the cargo compartment instead of carrying troops. Mi-24 Hind helicopters have armored cockpits and titanium rotor head able to withstand 20-mm cannon hits. Mi-24 Hind helicopters have an over pressurization system for operation in a NBC environment.
Helicopters - Military Airforce Aircraft Airshow
There are many International Air Tattoos and air shows like the one at Fairford Air Base, Duxford, Farnborough, Biggin Hill, Cosford, Eastbourne AirShow, Abingdon UK air show, Boscombe Down UK air shows, Greenham Common, Mildenhall air fete where you can have fun with all the family looking at static aviation displays as well as the acrobatics in the air. You can see many of these planes, Supermarine spitfire, tornado, battle of Britain fighters, warbirds, vulcan,, Lancaster, lightning, mosquito, Eurofighter, VC10, DC10 Shackleton, jaguar, typhoon, sabre, super sabre, delta dart, talon, phantom, falcon, thunderbirds, eagle. Learjet, lockheed, Douglas, McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle, McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II USMC, Vought F4U-5NL Nite-Corsair, McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk USMC, Lockheed HC-130H Hercules, Lockheed P-38J Lightning, Curtiss P-40E Warhawk. North American P-51D Mustang, Republic P-47B/D Thunderbolt Razorback, Bell P-39D Airacobra , Northrop P-61B Black widow, Martin B-26B/C Marauder, North American B-25B/C Mitchell, B-24J Liberator, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Zero, Hawker Hurricane, Junkers Ju 52, Messerschmitt Me 110C, Messerschmitt Bf 109E, Focke Wulf Fw 190A, Panavia Tornado RAF, Grumman A-6A Intruder, Grumman F-14A Tomcat, Douglas F-18A Hornet USN, Lockheed S-3B Viking, Grumman E-2C Hawkeye, Lockheed C-130H Hercules, Lockheed C-5A/B Galaxy to name but a few
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