Development of the Mi-24 (NATO Designation: 'Hind'), a Russian transport attack helicopter, began in 1967. In the design, the cockpit is divided per pilot with separately pressurized cabins. Either TV3-117 (2200 shp) or TV3-117V (2225 shp) turbine engines may be used for the twin-engine aircraft. Approved on 19 February, 1969; official testing started in June of 1970.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 2-3 in Tandem arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)