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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2008, 01:51:38 pm »
I was about to suggest a dedicated gunship variant without the troop cabin, don't need to now! :thumbsup:  That twin rotor is great, good find Jason.
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2008, 05:50:54 am »
How about a hind with the Isotov TV3-117 turbines replaced with T64-GE-100 turboshafts (from the MH-53)? You go from 2x 1,600 kW to 2x 3,230 kW and seven bladed composite rotors

FLIR / IFR probe / TFR / 30mm cannon (as mentioned in a previous post)

Distributed Sensor System and single piece gunner canopy with HMD (FLIR display projected on gunner's Helmet mounted HUD, can see through the floor, etc)

Maybe a MMW radar on the mast

Sounds expensive :)

Definitely a "Westernized" Hind might find a market in certain markets - particularly if paired with a "Westernized" Mi-17 Hip.  You would get the best of both worlds Russian ruggedness and ease of maintenance with Western technology/weapons and engine reliability (at least in terms of time between overhaul).  There's a lot of variety of options with westernized Hinds & Hips.  Although, you have to be careful not to "tart" 'em up too much so you keep a certain level of simplicity.  The westernized Hind & Hip combination might be attractive to nations like Finland, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia, Mexico, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kenya...  I think the Texas War Department would be open to Westernized Hinds particularly for use in "colonial" settings.

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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2008, 12:43:26 pm »
Westernised fit would be good, the Ka-226 has done reasonably well from this approach.
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2009, 08:25:29 pm »
I summon this post back from the dead, in the honour of my latest project - Hind-o-mania.

I'm looking primarily for markings suggestions for the Four, yes Four, hinds I am building right now.  My four hinds to be are as follows:

Mi-24A - upgraded with improved optics and electronics from a dead 24V I have in stash.  Primarily loadout as a bomber of sorts, ideally carrying Napalm tanks and bombs on the wings, with AT-6's on the wings.  I see it serving in low-level ground support.

24V - AT-6 Wingtips, 80mm Rockets and UPK-23 pods, set up for hard-target strafing.

24P - AT-6 Wingtips, 57mm rockets, GUV-80 Gun Pods (12.7mm) - essentially, mass strafing of softer targets

24VM - no wingtips, KMGU-2 is an option - I might consider this one for an area-coverage unit of some form or another.

In essence, I'm doing all four of them in different roles, I have the Hobby Boss kit providing my weapons supply, thus the variety of options, so I'm open to suggestions for the -24VM fitting, and I'm seriously looking for paint scheme suggestions.  I'm considering doing Logan's Canadian Hind, and I do like Mossie's Overall Distemper scheme for winter, but the one I'm hung up on right now is the 24A Bomber-hind, and a good scheme for it.
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2009, 09:34:18 pm »
Alright, put heads together with Logan, he gave me a WICKED scheme for the 24A, which under my handiwork should come out pretty damn sexy - PLAAF Scaly Lizard.  24A under Vietnamese service, captured by the Chinese in a skirmish, or sold to the Chinese, reverse-engineered and upgraded, put into service for CAS with the PLAAF.
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2009, 11:20:01 am »
Tiltrotor trial - Mil V-24D:



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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2009, 12:36:35 pm »
I think I need another Hind and another V-22!  :o

Awesome!  :bow:
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2009, 01:30:42 pm »
I think I need another Hind and another V-22!  :o

Awesome!  :bow:

indeed sir!  freaking too cool!!!!
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2009, 02:09:50 pm »
I want to build that  :wub:
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2009, 02:22:44 pm »
I'm with you guys... damn, I gotta find the instruction sheets for a V-22... and see how much it would be to get the wings and engines and props for a V-22... Damn, that looks wicked.  A Tiltrotor with Teeth!
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2009, 03:50:05 pm »
hey gtx you got any other veiws to help clarify the wing to fusealoge , and are you intending to keep original hind engines?
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2009, 07:10:47 pm »
Looks like it, potentially as a redundant mounting I would imagine, or to generate additional torque on the rotors to increase thrust.

The Interesting part is the retention of the original stub wings as well, which I'm not sure how that would be applied well into place, but would be, agreeably, necessary.
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2009, 02:14:50 am »
Ooooh....like the sound of this......I had in mind a CSAR Hind....uprated engines wether hidden internal or using parts suggested....inboard pylons for fuel.....outboard for cannon pod/rocket pod/4 hellfire launcher...wing tip launchers would either have hellfire/stinger....all very mission dependant.....sliding doors puma style WITH a step of some sort as pointed out by someone to me.....winches above the doors....a trainable cannon in the nose like the Denel (?) South African super Hind (see film Blood Diamond)....dark colour wrap around scheme....was to be RAF bird and I had thought of KA50 Night Hunter as escorts.........damn the work/impending house move/sleep for getting in the way!!
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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2009, 01:36:37 pm »
The tilt-rotor idea is  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Comparable to the XV-15 gunship models I've seen but a LOT meaner!

I was thinking..and I still have that 1/48th scale Mi-24, to do something along the lines of the Sikorsky Rotor Systems Research Aircraft but using a Hind fuselage mated to A-10 engines and wings :-) They're both ugly as sin, so why not combine 'em?



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Re: Mi-24 Hind
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2009, 04:13:25 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ22LDBb15Q - Mi-24 / Mi-35 promotional video.

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