Russian-made Mi-28N «Night Hunter» modern attack helicopter designed to carry out search and destroy operations against tanks, are shelled by Syrian militants from the ground near Palmyra.
The Mi-28 attack helicopter after shelled by militants with heave machine gun was not injured and continued its flight.
The Mi-28N «Night Hunter» has been officially accepted into service with the Russian Ministry of Defence. The “Night Hunter” meets the latest international standards for combat attack helicopters, and Mi-28NE is its export version.
The Mi-28, like the United States’ Apache gunship, was designed in the waning years of the Cold War. Similar to the Apache, it boasts a 30mm forward-mounted cannon and a slew of underwing armaments, including guided and unguided missiles and rockets. The manufacturer’s website, Russian Helicopters, indicates that the Mi-28’s cockpit is reinforced with armor and shock absorbers to protect its crew members and is equipped with advanced sensors for day, night and inclement weather conditions. The Mi-28 can fly faster than 150 mph and is used by a Russian air acrobatics team.