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    Mi-24/Mi-35M Hinds: News


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    Re: Mi-24/Mi-35M Hinds: News

    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:48 pm

    KomissarBojanchev wrote:What is the logic in making Mi-35s fixed gear.

    I have to admit, retractable gear Mi-24s look far more aesthetic.

    All the above plus it's a good contingency in case SHTF and one need's to land asap, possibly having taken severe damage in electrics/hydraulics. Better than belly landing this monster of a chopper.

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    Re: Mi-24/Mi-35M Hinds: News

    Post  GarryB on Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:57 am

    Lighter, cheaper, simpler, less maintenance, and the fact that it is always deployed which means it offers better energy absorption in case of a crash.

    The negatives are it does not look quite so cool, and it reduces the top flight speed slightly... but then so does hanging rocket pods under the wing pylons so that is not such a big deal really.


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    Re: Mi-24/Mi-35M Hinds: News

    Post  kopyo-21 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:46 am

    The main reason for fixing the landing gear on Mi-35M/M3 is for safety. In the past, there was some cases Mi-24s got combat damage or problems then could not extend the landing gear when landing and got serious accidents.

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    Re: Mi-24/Mi-35M Hinds: News

    Post  d_taddei2 on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 pm

    More mi -35 on its way.

    “Within the framework of the agreement on military-technical co-operation with the Russian Federation in 2018, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan plans to conclude a contract for the supply of Su-30SM multirole aircraft, and until 2020 it has planned to purchase [additional] Su-30SM aircraft and Mi-35 helicopters,” the MoD in Astana told TASS without providing further details or the number of additional aircraft to be procured.

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