Mil Mi-24 Hind Gunship

Mil Mi-24 Hind Gunship

New Vanguard 171
  • Author: Alexander Mladenov
  • Illustrator: Ian Palmer
  • Short code: NVG 171
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2010
  • Number of Pages: 48
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With its distinctive double-cockpit design, the Mi-24 'Hind' is arguably the most recognizable war machine of the Cold War, and has achieved near-legendary status in the annals of military history. The first Soviet helicopter to function as both a gunship and an assault transport, it served extensively in Afghanistan, and is now employed by militaries across the world. Written by an expert on the 'Hind', an drawing on manufacturing and military sources, this book presents the Mi-24 in all of its brutal glory, from design and development to deployment and combat. Also included are a number of color plates showing the distinct paint schemes employed by various nations in a range of theaters/ theatres and for different armies.

Biographical Note

Alexander Mladenov is an internationally renowned expert on Russian and Eastern European aviation topics, from Soviet era developments through to state of the art equipment. He lives and works in Bulgaria.Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist. A graduate in 3D design, he currently works as Art Director for a leading UK games developer. Besides his artistic interests he is also a keen musician and motorcyclist. He lives in Surrey with his wife and daughter, and two cats.

Contents

Introduction Design and development Variants and users Weapons and tactics Operational history Bibliography Colour plate commentary Index

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