East German Helicopters / Ostdeutsche Hubschrauber

List of East German Warsaw Pact Helicopters.

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Mil Mi-2

The Mil Mi-2 (NATO reporting name Hoplite) is a small, lightly armored turbine-powered transport helicopter that could also provide close air support when armed with 57 mm rockets and a 23 mm cannon.

Mil Mi-4

The Mil Mi-4 (USAF/DoD reporting name “Type 36”, NATO reporting name “Hound”) is a Soviet transport helicopter that served in both military and civilian roles.

Mil Mi-8

The Mil Mi-8 (Russian: Ми-8, NATO reporting name: Hip) is a medium twin-turbine helicopter, originally designed by the Soviet Union, and now produced by Russia. In addition to its most common role as a transport helicopter, the Mi-8 is also used as an airborne command post, armed gunship, and reconnaissance platform. Along with the related, more powerful Mil Mi-17, the Mi-8 is among the world’s most-produced helicopters, used by over 50 countries. As of 2015, it is the third most common operational military aircraft in the world.

Mil Mi-24

The Mil Mi-24 (Russian: Миль Ми-24; NATO reporting name: Hind) is a large helicopter gunship, attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. It is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and has been operated since 1972 by the Soviet Air Force and its successors, along with more than 30 other nations.

In NATO circles, the export versions, Mi-25 and Mi-35, are denoted with a letter suffix as Hind D and Hind E. Soviet pilots called the Mi-24 the “flying tank”, a term used historically with the famous World War II Soviet Il-2 Shturmovik armored ground attack aircraft. More common unofficial nicknames were “Galina” (or “Galya”), “Crocodile”, due to the helicopter’s camouflage scheme and “Drinking Glass”, because of the flat glass plates that surround earlier Mi-24 variants’ cockpits.

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