Saturday, June 12, 2021

Russian Mi-28N «Night Hunter» attack helicopter shelled by Syrian militants

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.

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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.

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