Night Watch: attack helicopter Mi-28Н

This time, in the lens of the Polygon program of the T24 TV channel, there is a new generation Mi-28N attack helicopter. These military vehicles firmly took their place in the army aviation Of Russia. In any weather and time of day, they are ready, like real hunters, to covertly search and destroy the enemy. Mi-28N can fly on one engine and with damaged blades, in the air it is subject to elements of complex aerobatics with high overloads, available only to combat aircraft. A helicopter can take on board almost 3 tons of weapons and use it at any time of the day, even in total darkness.


Night Watch: attack helicopter Mi-28Н


Terrible "twenty eighth"


Russian helicopters of the Mi family are known and respected throughout the world. Military and civilian vehicles are created in the design office of Mikhail Mil. One of the main industries is located in Rostov-on-Don. Initially, much was borrowed from the Mi-24 for the new helicopter. The latter was a participant in many armed conflicts and wars, went through the harsh school of Afghanistan, underwent many different modifications and was modernized more than once. But at the same time, military operations in Afghanistan showed that the army needed a new helicopter with the possibility of its use against enemy armored vehicles. Soviet designers were given a specific task - to teach a new helicopter to deal with tanks. And already in 1996, the Mi-28N appeared - the first Russian helicopter that could operate at any time of the day and in any weather, for which it received the formidable nickname "Night Hunter".

The Mi-28H is equipped with an onboard avionics complex that meets the requirements of the fifth generation. It is he who allows the helicopter to conduct combat operations around the clock and in adverse weather conditions. The complex also solves flight and navigation tasks at extremely low altitudes. Unlike previous-generation machines, Mi-28H blades are not made of aluminum, but made of composite materials, and the spars, the bases of the blades, are made of very durable glass tape. All these and other innovations allowed not only to increase the speed of the combat vehicle, but also to reduce the noise level, which is very important for the secretive actions of the Night Hunter.

In addition, the crew cabin, made of aluminum sheets with glued on top of karmic tiles, was also upgraded. The latter, when they are hit by bullets or fragments, break up and at the same time extinguish the energy of the projectile, stopping the striking element. Also covered with armor are the most important components and systems of the helicopter.

Another innovation was the arrangement of two 2200 hp engines. each on the sides of the fuselage. Between them is the main gearbox and auxiliary power unit. This layout eliminates the possibility of hitting both engines at once. And if one fails, then you can return to the base on the second.


Managing flights


The helicopter provides for a crew rescue system in an emergency landing - these are special pilot seats and landing gear that can absorb shocks. The crew of the Mi-28H consists of two people - the navigator-operator and the pilot. The first one searches for, detects and defeats targets, the second one controls the entire control. Moreover, the pilot's seat is located above the shooter's place, this location provides an excellent overview. In the event of a contingency or catastrophic destruction of the structure, the doors of both cabins are automatically fired, and then special ladders are inflated, which allow the crew to quickly and safely leave the car with the help of parachutes.

However, the design of the Mi-28H implies a cockpit for special passengers. In a small compartment with a door on the left side can accommodate up to three people. This may be a helicopter technician or special forces soldiers evacuated from the combat zone.

Flying tank


Mi-28H is the name of a flying tank, which is very deserved. The “Attack” guided missiles are the main force of the “Night Hunter”. Against such weapons Not a single modern tank with dynamic protection will survive. In addition, the air fighter is equipped with built-in small arms and guns - 30 2А42 millimeter cannon, designed both for hitting air targets, and for lightly armored vehicles and enemy manpower. Also, the machine can be equipped to install minefields. To detect targets and aiming at them guided missiles and guns, the Mi-28H uses a sight-sight station with three channels: television, thermal imaging and laser. Computer "brain" can keep the target in the crosshairs, even when the helicopter makes maneuvers.

Mi-28H has unique aerobatic characteristics, it was on this machine that the “Dead loop” and “Butterfly” were first performed. The radar "Crossbow" allows the helicopter to fly and maneuver at ultra-low altitudes. He can hide behind the folds of the terrain and thus, quietly sneak up to the enemy’s positions and strike. The air fighter can fly forward and sideways at speeds of 100 km / h, perform rotation on its axis while continuing to move, as well as make anti-missile maneuvers. Also at the disposal of pilots a special system to control the helicopter at night. Mi-28H helicopters can easily track the columns of militants, who increasingly began to move under cover of night, hoping to remain unnoticed.

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  1. Ross xnumx 9 June 2019 07: 38 New
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    Everything is beautiful and great! good
    But, I remember there were some problems with the gun
    And one more question (or is this not relevant?)
    All combat helicopters of the world have a duplicated control system (including the Ka-52, which is actively fighting in Syria). The presence of such a system allows you to control a helicopter to any of the crew members. What should the Mi-28N navigator do if the pilot dies? Can he bring the damaged car to the base?

    Or wait for other modifications?
    hi
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    2. kjhg 9 June 2019 07: 57 New
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      Quote: ROSS 42
      Or wait for other modifications?

      You, as a regular reader of VO, should know that duplication of control is implemented only on the Mi-28UB and on the new Mi-28NM. The latter were ordered in the amount of 100 cars until 2027.
      Quote: ROSS 42
      Everything is beautiful and great!
      But, I remember there were some problems

      The article is not about the problems of this attack helicopter, of which there are, to put it mildly, not a few. Rather, it looks like an excerpt from an advertising booklet.
      1. Ezekiel 25-17 9 June 2019 08: 08 New
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        Quote: kjhg
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Or wait for other modifications?

        You, as a regular reader of VO, should know that duplication of control is implemented only on the Mi-28UB and on the new Mi-28NM. The latter were ordered in the amount of 100 cars until 2027.
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Everything is beautiful and great!
        But, I remember there were some problems

        The article is not about the problems of this attack helicopter, of which there are, to put it mildly, not a few. Rather, it looks like an excerpt from an advertising booklet.

        I agree: "Long live Miles and do not buy Kamov."
      2. Ross xnumx 9 June 2019 11: 00 New
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        Quote: kjhg
        Rather, it looks like an excerpt from an advertising booklet.

        Thanks for comparing. I have not believed advertising for a long time: either - it’s expensive, or - it’s useless. As for the article, my opinion is:
        Quote: Ezekiel 25-17
        I agree: "Long live Miles and do not buy Kamov."
  2. Lipchanin 9 June 2019 07: 48 New
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    Serious car. More of these in the troops.
  3. Laksamana besar 9 June 2019 08: 02 New
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    Sevastopol 07.06.2019 g .:




    1. Ross xnumx 9 June 2019 11: 05 New
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      Quote: Laksamana Besar
      Sevastopol 07.06.2019 g .:

      And, you know, sometimes I would like to hear comments like:
      I am the commander (navigator) of the Mi-28N and all your comments ... then comes the indication of the place in which you can stick them, or ...
      hi
      PS Photography is a good thing, like cabbage, but you need to have meat in the house ...
      1. Every 9 June 2019 12: 00 New
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        Quote: ROSS 42
        Quote: Laksamana Besar
        Sevastopol 07.06.2019 g .:

        And, you know, sometimes I would like to hear comments like:
        I am the commander (navigator) of the Mi-28N and all your comments ... then comes the indication of the place where you can stick them either, or ..

        Found only this: https://youtu.be/CqAG2ssRXdM
        Compares MI-28 and Apache. As was revealed in Syria, the MI-28 has problems with radio-electronic equipment.
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      2. Laksamana besar 9 June 2019 17: 46 New
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        If I'm not a pilot, what comments and what do you want to hear from me? Or do I need to climb and "roll the square" on Wikipedia for TTX, to the topic "I heard a ring, but I don’t know where it is"? And these photos were taken by Yuri Yuganson from the Crimea: https://photocrimea.com/, I just found and shared good shots in this article and on the topic. I have the honor, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
        1. Thunderbringer 10 June 2019 08: 47 New
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          Well, what kind?
          They want to hear how bad everything really is. Otherwise, the pattern begins to crack.
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  5. Victorio 9 June 2019 09: 13 New
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    The topic with an ejection system or other means of rescue remains open.
    I would like to read a good comparison of the Ka-52 and Mi-28, who will not throw links?
  6. 3vs
    3vs 9 June 2019 09: 31 New
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    And why is the ball from above not visible on this model?
    1. kytx 9 June 2019 14: 12 New
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      because the supratuscular radar for many years can’t finish
      1. 3vs
        3vs 9 June 2019 14: 20 New
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        A hat instead of a ball is not a radar?
    2. skazochnik 9 June 2019 14: 24 New
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      And why is the ball from above not visible on this model?
      So they put it only for the kin or on a parade of some sort, in general, traditional window dressing. But you don’t worry if we defeat everyone with little blood and on foreign territory, but that’s not certain ... belay
  7. Gepard 9 June 2019 12: 47 New
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    What kind of karmic tiles? TNT developed? Isn't the first time a dead loop was made on the Ka-50?
    1. Thunderbringer 10 June 2019 08: 49 New
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      Do not worry.
      Then the experts running up above already told everyone that there really is nothing, only Putin's cartoons and window dressing.
  8. capsid 9 June 2019 14: 06 New
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    I like Kamov more.
  9. meandr51 11 June 2019 12: 32 New
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    The Ka-52 gun is three times more accurate due to the location near the center of gravity of the machine. Mi-28 has less midsection, like Ka-50. Getting in front is harder. In vain, the Ka-50 was hacked, the pilots had no complaints. They all had time to do, and knocking him down was more difficult.
  10. Horse, people and soul 11 June 2019 21: 49 New
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    At the "Night Hunter" they had to redo the night vision.

    In Syria, they lost a turntable - the pilots tried to see something, flew at night and almost into a field storm - they could not.