FS2002 Mil Mi-28 Havoc

The Mi-28 Havoc helicopter has a full panel in 24 bit color, DVC, visor hud, sounds,Animated parts, textures, and more.
By Kirk Long United Flight Software

More about the….Mil Mi-28 Havoc

The Mil Mi-28 Havoc is a new-generation attack helicopter that functions as an air-to-air and air-to-ground partner for the Mi-24 Hind and Ka-50 Hokum. The five-blade main rotor is mounted above the body midsection. The deployment
(weapon-carrying) wings are mounted to the mid-rear of body midsection for balancing ruffly 4,000 lbs of weapons or payloads total on each wing. Two turbo shaft engines in armored pods are mounted alongside the top of the fuselage with down turned exhausts sending its heat signature to the ground. The fuselage is slender and tapers to the tail boom and nose. It features a tandem, stepped-up cockpits and a 30 mm cannon mounted beneath the belly, with fixed hydraulic landing gear. The tapering tail boom with a swept-back vertical stabilizer has a flat high-mounted spoiler and a rotor mounted on its right.

The Mi-28N and Kamov Ka-50 are competing to fulfil the Russian Army Aviation requirement for a night-capable anti-tank helicopter, a replacement to the Mi-24 created 25 years ago. The Mi-28N is based on the Mi-28A, a daylight helicopter first flown in December 1982. In comparison with the AH-64D Longbow Apache, the 10,5-ton Mi-28N is some 2.5 tons heavier, partly due to its more powerful cannon. In general the two helicopters have similar flight performance. Two Klimov TV-3-117 engines of 2,200 hp each allow the Russian aircraft to show a maximum level speed of 300 km/h and maximum climb at sea-level of 13.6 meters per second.

COMMENTS, SOURCES & REVISION HISTORY

The US Army first got their hands on a Hind-D gunship in the mid-1980s, before the fall of the USSR, by means that still remain secret. An Army helicopter pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Stayton, was assigned to figure out how to fly the thing, assisted only by a translation of the instruction manual.
Stayton was impressed by the size of the beast, as it was three times bigger than a HueyCobra, and also by the heavy cockpit armor. The armor glass was so thick that it was almost as tough as armor plate, and the cockpit view was excellent.
Experience with the machine showed that it was a very good example of Soviet design philosophy, being “tractor tough” and much more reliable and easy to maintain under field conditions than any American helicopter.
Stayton was also impressed by the machine’s eccentricities. One was that the helicopter’s APU has a tendency to blast out big flames when it was fired up, which was harmless but startling. Another eccentricity was that the big wings on the Hind prevented it from hovering, at least for any length of time, because they block the rotor downdraft. Apparently, the cut-down wings on variants such as the Mi-24PS are to permit a hover capability.
Stayton quickly learned to regard the Hind as a hybrid of a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft. It was very fast but not maneuverable, and in fact in a banking turn the dropped wing lost lift, which tended in turn to flip the helicopter over onto its back. Stayton had fixed-wing flight experience and was able to compensate the first time he ran into this difficulty by putting the nose down to build up speed, but this maneuver would not be possible in low-level “nap of earth” operations.

Stayton regards the Hind’s unusual flying characteristics as a design tradeoff, not a design flaw. There are now more in US Army service, in use as aggressor training machines, and Army pilots praise it. They say it is quiet and gives a very smooth ride, “like an old ’62 Cadillac.” Stayton feels that it is more fun to fly than any other helicopter he’s ever got his
hands on.

Describing Soviet weapons is always tricky. The Soviets were big on secrecy and misinformation, sometimes to the point of lunacy, making for a trail that is both faint and muddy. The new Russia is much more outgoing, if sometimes muddled,but reliable information is slowly becoming available.
For example, older Western sources on the Hind give the “Mi-24B” as the initial operational “Hind-A” variant, with the early prototypes assigned the “Mi-24A” designation and becoming the “Hind-B”. It now seems the Mi-24A was the Hind-A and that the prototypes were only known as “V-24s”. The “Mi-24B” was actually an interim type leading up to the Mi-24D and did not reach production.

The result was that writing this document led to multiple rewrites of designations as I went from source to source. In addition, I leaned toward use of the Western “Hind” designations wherever possible, simply because they were a bit easier to keep straight than the Soviet / Russian designations. I beg forgiveness if this seems a bit disrespectful.
Certainly the Russian name “Crocodile” seems far more fitting.

Technic Counter

Specifications                 Metric            English

main rotor diameter      17.2 meters      56 feet 5 inches
tail rotor diameter       3.84 meters       12 feet 7 inches
fuselage length        17.01 meters       55 feet 10 inches
footprint length         21.13 meters       69 feet 4 inches
height (tail rotor)       3.82 meters      12 feet 6 inches
height (rotor head)      4.7 meters      15 feet 5 inches

empty weight          8,095 kilograms       17,845 pounds
max loaded weight         11,500 kilograms      23,355 pounds

maximum speed       300 KPH        186 MPH / 162 KT
service ceiling        5,800 meters        19,000 feet
range                   470 kilometers       292 MI / 154 NMI

Comment:

Once again I have been doing a review on an copter ( helicopter ). This copter is the well known Mil Mi-28 Havoc for FS2002. Firstly i would like to mention that the main panel has been done with careless. This main panel is full detailed
with well detailed gauges. This file also includes not so well detailed side views. After that, if you look at the virtual cabin you will find that there is a poor detailed virtual cabin without any movement. In the outside I have spotted that there is some things that need textures like is the case of the radar above the propeller, or the more real movement of the backside propeller. After all a good copter with good textures.

My rating is 8/10.



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