Ka-50 Hokum

Notes: This attack helicopter is known to the Russians as the Werewolf (Ka-50/50N), or Black Shark, or Erdogan (Ka-50-2) in its export version. It is unusual for an attack helicopter, being a single seat design, and for this reason target designation for its laser-guided missiles is usually done by another aircraft or a ground unit. (There is also a 2-seat version, the Ka-52 Alligator.) It is also unusual for a helicopter in that it has an ejection seat, with an explosive charge blowing off the twin rotors before the seat ejection charge is triggered.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This is a rather rare aircraft, with only 25 entering service before the war and an unknown number being manufactured after the Twilight War's commencement.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Ka-50

$1,625,952

AvG

2.5 tons

10.8 tons

1

18

None

Shielded

Ka-50N

$1,939,090

AvG

2.5 tons

10.83 tons

1

20

FLIR, Image Intensification

Shielded

Ka-50-2

$1,897,903

AvG

2.5 tons

11.13 tons

2

20

FLIR, Image Intensification

Shielded

Ka-52

$2,203,069

AvG

2.5 tons

10.8 tons

2

22

FLIR, Image Intensification, Radar

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Ka-50/50N

620

155

20/39

1800

1519

5500

Ka-50-2/52

700

175

20/44

1800

1519

5500

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Ka-50/50

HUD Interface, TFR, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Laser Designator, IR Suppression, Armored Cockpit, RWR, ECM

32m

+3

30mm 2A42 Autocannon, 4 Hardpoints

460x30mm

Ka-50N

Helmet/Sight Interface, TFR, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Laser Designator, IR Suppression, Armored Cockpit, RWR, ECM

32m

+3

30mm 2A42 Autocannon, 4 Hardpoints

460x30mm

Ka-50-2

HUD Interface, TFR, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Laser Designator, IR Suppression, Armored Cockpit, RWR, ECM, LWR

32m

+4

20mm GIAT M621 Autocannon, 4 hardpoints

700x20mm

Ka-52

Helmet/Sight Interface, TFR, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Laser Designator, IR Suppression, Armored Cockpit, RWR, ECM, LWR, GPS

32m

+4

30mm 2A42 Autocannon, 4 Hardpoints

240x30mm

Mi-24 Hind

Notes: This was the first version of the infamous Hind gunship. It is used was used by Russia, and was exported to Afghanistan, Algeria, Libya, and Vietnam. Most of these helicopters were taken out of active Russian service in 1995, but they were kept in service in Category 3 and Mobilization-Only units. Though the Hind was originally meant to be a gunship that could transport an infantry squad, but it could not lift both its full armament and the squad. It is still used to insert Spetsnaz teams. The Russian name for this helicopter is Krokodil (Crocodile).

The Mi-24A (Hind-A) was the initial production version. It had a simple flexible mounting in the nose for a 12.7mm machinegun. The guidance equipment is primitive, with the ability to use only AT-2 Swatter ATGMs and simple rockets or bombs. The Mi-24F is the same helicopter with the tail rotor on the opposite side of the tail.

The Mi-24B (Hind-A) was upgunned with a 12.7mm 4-barrel Gatling gun in a chin turret. They have the ability to use the updated versions of the AT-2 Swatter ATGM with SACLOS guidance.

The Mi-24D (Hind-D) was a strange combination of old and new; the fire control and armament systems were the same as the Mi-24B, loaded into the airframe of the upcoming Mi-24V, because of delays due to problems with the new armament system of the Mi-24V. This new airframe is capable of more agility. In addition, the winglets gained the ability to carry up to two drop tanks. The Hind gained the ability to carry air-to-air missiles, in the form of AA-8 Aphids. The Hind-D (and later models) did not normally carry troops; they normally carried replacement ATGMs instead.

Mi-24V (Hind-E) has the new airframe; in addition, it has more powerful engines and a new fire control and armament system. Launchers were added to the wingtips for missiles. The standard ATGM became the new AT-6 Spiral (Shturm). A searchlight was added to the rear of the fuselage to help spot ground targets at night. The Mi-24VD had strange feature: a rear-mounted DShK in the back of the fuselage reached by squeezing down a small tunnel in the back of the crew compartment. This gunner then dangled his legs through a hole in the fuselage, which was covered by a canvas bag. This version was produced for the Russian involvement in Afghanistan. Most were converted back to standard Mi-24Vs later.

The Mi-24P (Hind-F) is similar to the Mi-24V, but has a twin 30mm autocannon mounted on the right side of the nose in place of the normal 12.7mm Gatling gun turret. There is rare version of this helicopter, the Mi-24G; this version is identical, but has the guns mounted on the left side of the nose.

The Mi-24VM and Mi-24PM are Mi-24Vs and Mi-24Ps that have been upgraded to a new standard. The engines have been upgraded for more power, and the metal rotor glades have been replaced by glass-fiber ones. The hardpoints and launchers have been replaced with ones that allow a greater variety of weapons. The landing gear is now non-retracting. The Mi-24VM is armed with a 23mm autocannon in a chin turret; the Mi-24PM retains the 30mm twin autocannons on the side of the nose. The Mi-24VP is basically the same, but armed with a GSh-23L twin 23mm autocannon in the chin turret.

The Mi-24RKhR (Hind-G1) is an NBC reconnaissance version of the Hind D. The outer winglet tips are replaced with 6 claws (3 per side), used to take soil samples from contaminated areas. This aircraft has been in service since 1983, but only with Russia. Air samples are sucked in through a vacuum pump on the left side of the passenger compartment. An NBC Suit and gas mask are included for each of the 4-man crew.

The Mi-24K (Hind-G2) is a photoreconnaissance and artillery-spotting variant of the Hind D. It has been in service with Russia only since 1983. Its hardpoints may only carry external drop tanks. It has two very large high-speed cameras in the passenger compartment and updated optics.

The Mi-24VN is a night-attack version of the Mi-24VM that has the ability to fire a very unusual weapon (for a helicopter): the AT-12 ATGM. It has a FLIR (for navigation, not targeting), and inertial navigation using color maps on LCD screens. The Mi-24PN is a PM modified in the same manner.

The Bulgarian company of Arsenal has upgraded some of Bulgariaís Mi-24Vs. Improvements include a French-supplied helmet/sight interface, a GPS system, and ballistic computer with laser rangefinder for improved accuracy.

The "Super Hind" Mk III is an upgrade of the Mi-24V by South Africa. (It is believed that Algeria is the customer.) The autocannons have been replaced by a chin turret containing a 20mm GI2 autocannon (the same turret as on the Rooivalk). The avionics and sights have been given a huge upgrade, including GPS, a radar altimeter, a radio compass, and a laser designator. The Super Hind can still use Russian weapons, but can also mount US, European, and South African weapons.

The HMSOP (Helicopter Multimission Optimized Stabilized Payload) is a modification the Israelis are doing for Indian Hinds. It is basically a modern, computerized attack platform inside an old airframe. The gunner and pilot are equipped with helmets similar to those used by Apache pilots. Night vision is state of the art, as is the weapon system and defensive system.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The following variants of the Hind do not exist: Super Hind Mk III, HMSOP, Mi-24VM, Mi-24PM, Mi-24VN, Arsenal Mi-24V.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Mi-24A/F

$441,555

AvG

2.4 tons

11.91 tons

2+8

12

None

Enclosed

Mi-24B

$512,623

AvG

2.4 tons

12 tons

2+8

12

None

Enclosed

Mi-24D

$527,029

AvG

2.4 tons

12 tons

2+8

12

None

Enclosed

Mi-24V

$605,747

AvG

2.4 tons

12 tons

2+8

12

WL Searchlight (Rear)

Enclosed

Mi-24VD

$723,328

AvG

2.4 tons

12.3 tons

3+8

12

WL Searchlight (Rear)

Enclosed

Mi-24P

$779,183

AvG

2.4 tons

12 tons

2+8

14

WL Searchlight (Rear), Image Intensification

Enclosed

Mi-24VM

$886,508

AvG

2.4 tons

10.71 tons

2+8

18

Image Intensification

Enclosed

Mi-24PM

$1,073,091

AvG

2.4 tons

10.84 tons

2+8

18

Image Intensification

Enclosed

Mi-24VP

$979,568

AvG

2.4 tons

10.73 tons

2+8

18

Image Intensification

Enclosed

Mi-24RKhR

$704,372

AvG

2.4 tons

12 tons

4

22

WL Searchlight (Rear)

Shielded

Mi-24K

$1,343,385

AvG

2.4 tons

12 tons

2

22

FLIR, WL Searchlight (Rear), Image Intensification

Enclosed

Mi-24VN

$1,247,948

AvG

2.4 tons

10.71 tons

2+8

18

FLIR, Image Intensification

Enclosed

Mi-24PN

$1,423,887

AvG

2.4 tons

10.84 tons

2+8

18

FLIR, Image Intensification

Enclosed

Arsenal Mi-24V

$1,586,851

AvG

2.4 tons

12 tons

2+8

20

FLIR, Image Intensification

Enclosed

Super Hind Mk III

$1,760,278

AvG

2.4 tons

12 tons

2+8

22

FLIR, Image Intensification

Enclosed

Mi-24 HMOSP

$2,322,225

AvG

2.4 tons

12.17 tons

2+8

24

FLIR, Image Intensification

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Mi-24A

599

150

80/37

1890

1505

4599

Mi-24D/RKhR/K/Arsenal

599

150

80/37

1890

1505

4599

Mi-24V/P/Super Hind/HMSOP

628

157

70/39

1890

1578

4599

Mi-24VM/PM/VP/VN/PN

703

176

70/44

1890

1578

4599

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Mi-24A

Flare/Chaff Dispensers

40m

+1

DShK, 4 hardpoints

500x12.7mm

Mi-24B

Flare/Chaff Dispensers

40m

+1

YakB 12.7mm Gatling gun, 4 Hardpoints

1470x12.7mm

Mi-24D

Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Armored Cockpit

40m

+1

YakB 12.7mm Gatling gun, 4 Hardpoints

1470x12.7mm

Mi-24V

HUD, IR Suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, RWR, Armored Cockpit, IRCM

40m

+2

YakB 12.7mm Gatling gun, 6 Hardpoints

1470x12.7mm

Mi-24VD

HUD, IR Suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, RWR, Armored Cockpit, IRCM

40m

+2

YakB 12.7mm Gatling gun, DShK (Rear) 6 Hardpoints

1970x12.7mm

Mi-24P

HUD, IR Suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, RWR, Armored Cockpit, IRCM

40m

+2

GSh-30K-2 Twin 30mm Autocannon, 6 Hardpoints

750x30mm

Mi-24VM/VN

HUD, IR Suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, RWR, Armored Cockpit, IRCM

40m

+2

GSh-23I 23mm Autocannon, 6 Hardpoints

450x23mm

Mi-24PM/PN

HUD, IR Suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, RWR, Armored Cockpit, IRCM

40m

+2

GSh-30K-2 Twin 30mm Autocannon, 6 Hardpoints

750x30mm

Mi-24VP

HUD, IR Suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, RWR, Armored Cockpit, IRCM

40m

+2

GSh-23L Twin 23mm Autocannon, 6 Hardpoints

450x23mm

Mi-24RKhR

Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Armored Cockpit, Soil Sampler Claws, Secure Radios, Datalink System

40m

+1

YakB 12.7mm Gatling gun, 4 Hardpoints

1470x12.7mm

Mi-24K

Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Armored Cockpit, Secure Radios, Datalink System, Cameras, IR Suppression

40m

+1

YakB 12.7mm Gatling gun, 4 Hardpoints

1470x12.7mm

Arsenal Mi-24V

Helmet/Sight Interface, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Armored Cockpit, IR Suppression

40m

+4

YakB 12.7mm Gatling gun, 4 Hardpoints

1470x12.7mm

Super Hind Mk III

HUD Interface, IR Suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, RWR, Armored Cockpit, IRCM, Laser Designator, GPS

40m

+4

20mm GI2 Autocannon, 6 Hardpoints

550x20mm

Mi-24 HMSOP

HUD Interface, IR Suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers (24), RWR, Armored Cockpit, IRCM, ECM, Laser Designator, GPS, Target ID

40m

+4

30mm M-23 Chaingun, 6 Hardpoints

450x30mm

Mi-28 Havoc

Notes: This aircraft is well known for its Paving ability (the ability to fly long distances at very low altitude), and Paving done in Havoc is only a Difficult task. Later versions have a mast-mounted sight similar in nature to the Apache Longbow version. The Havoc cannot be refueled in air, but often carries drop tanks. No ejection seats are provided. The Havoc has a small rear fuselage area that can fit two or three people (depending on their size) in a cramped manner. This is intended for the Havocís secondary role as a rescue helicopter.

The Mi-28A (Havoc-A) is the basic version. The Mi-28N is a night attack version with upgraded sensors, like a mast-mounted radar and a FLIR in a ball mount under the nose. The engines are also more powerful.

The Mi-28NE (Havoc-C) is fully brought up to date. It has self-sealing fuel tanks, a glass cockpit, a full sensor suite, and unlike other versions of the Havoc, the Havoc-C does have ejection seats.

Twilight 2000 Notes: Due to its resemblance to the US AH-64 Apache, many tragic mistakes were made on both sides. In Russian service, the Havoc lost out to the Ka-50 Werewolf in the attack helicopter competition, but the Russians placed an order for the Havoc anyway when the Twilight War picked up to increase their supply of attack helicopters by production on two production lines. The Havoc-C does not exist.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Mi-28A

$1,415,274

AvG

1.92 tons

11.66 tons

2

16

Image Intensification

Shielded

Mi-28N

$2,192,539

AvG

1.92 tons

12.66 tons

2

20

FLIR, Radar, Image Intensification

Shielded

Mi-28NE

$2,607,633

AvG

1.92 tons

12.1 tons

2

24

FLIR, Radar, Image Intensification

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Mi-28A

600

150

20/38

1720

1477

3603

Mi-28N

621

248

20/62

1720

1720

3603

Mi-28NE

610

153

20/38

   

5700

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Mi-28A

IR suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver, Laser Designator, Armored Cockpit, HUD Interface, RWR, LWR

40m

+3

2A42 30mm Autocannon, 4 Hardpoints

250x30mm

Mi-28N

IR suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver, Laser Designator, Armored Cockpit, HUD Interface, RWR, LWR

40m

+4

2A42 30mm Autocannon, 4 Hardpoints

250x30mm

Mi-28NE

IR suppression, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver, Laser Designator, Armored Cockpit, Helmet/Sight Interface, RWR, LWR, TFR

40m

+4

2A42 30mm Autocannon, 4 Hardpoints

460x30mm