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    Mi-24/Mi-35M Hinds: News

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    KiloGolf

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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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