Mi-35 (Mi-24V) - Technical Specifications
The Mi-24 is a two-engine attack helicopter designed for close air support of ground forces against armoured targets, and for transport of personnel.
It has a classic design with a five-bladed main rotor and a three-bladed anti-torque tail rotor.
The Mi-35 is the export version of the Mi-24V helicopter of Russian make, manufactured by the Rostvertol Company based in Rostov on Don. The Czech Air Force takes delivery of the Mi-35, with several of its upgrade packages.
Improvements applied to the Mi-35:
- Engines: TV3-117VMA
- EVU exhaust cooling system
- Modification of the cockpit and outer lights to facilitate night vision systems, including personal night vision goggles
- Satellite navigation system GPS (type Garmin-155 XL)
- Standby horizon (type LUN 1241, of the Czech make)
- Storage batteries VARTA
- Civilian Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) responder system
- New systems for signalling and flight data recording
- Altimeter (measuring in feet)
Upgrading the Mi-35 for the ACR:
- Stabilised platform with optoelectronic FLIR night vision system
- Multifunctional displays with a sliding map system
- Upgraded communication and navigation equipment
- NATO-standard flight responder
- Camouflage in accordance with ACR and NATO standards
- Planning and combat support system
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