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Russian Helicopter MI-28

Posted on May 20, 2014 by tim


A few facts about the MI-28 Russian helicopter, from the photographer – Sergei:

After the war of Afghanistan, it was clear that the Soviet army needed a new helicopter to replace the MI-24 that was used at time. In 1982 the Mile bureau introduced the new helicopter – the MI-28, which was equal to the newly adopted “Apache” helicopters of USA and superseding the existing Soviet MI-24 copters. This was the most armored helicopter in the world. It couldn’t be shot down from the ground with the use of just handheld fire arms.

In 1984 the machine went into production.

In 1995, a request for an upgraded version of the copter was submitted. At that time the development of a “Night Hunter” or Mi-28N started. It had to be able fight at night and was planned as a response to the American “Apache Longbow”.

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11 Responses to “Russian Helicopter MI-28”

  1. edgar says:

    Looks like this helicopter is a copy of Chinese Z-10

  2. darkness99 says:

    Its called trollin, “ER comments” style

  3. john says:

    AWESOME MACHINE, MINUS THE DEATH THING

  4. John says:

    There are 126’ish of these things made vs. almost 1,200 Apache’s – wat?

  5. Apostolos says:

    SHUTUP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

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