AHS leadership meets Mil Design Bureau leadership and gets a tour of the Mil Mi-28 at the Paris Air Show in June 1989. 

Unlike the Mi-24, which has a large troop-carrying capacity, the Mi-28 is configured for crew space only, much as the MDHC AH-64 Apache and Bell AH-1 Cobra are designed. The Soviets may have learned the value of a second aircraft, like the Mi-24 to pick up downed crew members in Afghanistan. There is a compartment door under the left wing for access to electronic equipment and emergency room for three. Space could also be used to store extra equipment. 

Inspecting the aircraft, from left, AHS Executive Director John Zugschwert, Mil Chief Designer Marat Tischenko, Janes Publications' John W.R. Taylor, Sikorsky Aircraft's Sergei Sikorsky (back to camera), and Mi-28 designer Mark Vineberg. Special thanks to Sergei Sikorsky for providing translations. 

(CC-BY-SA 4.0. VFS photo via John Zugschwert)

AHS tour of Mil Mi-28

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AHS leadership meets Mil Design Bureau leadership and gets a tour of the Mil Mi-28 at the Paris Air Show in June 1989. 

Unlike the Mi-24, which has a large troop-carrying capacity, the Mi-28 is configured for crew space only, much as the MDHC AH-64 Apache and Bell AH-1 Cobra are designed. The Soviets may have learned the value of a second aircraft, like the Mi-24 to pick up downed crew members in Afghanistan. There is a compartment door under the left wing for access to electronic equipment and emergency room for three. Space could also be used to store extra equipment.

Inspecting the aircraft, from left, AHS Executive Director John Zugschwert, Mil Chief Designer Marat Tischenko, Janes Publications' John W.R. Taylor, Sikorsky Aircraft's Sergei Sikorsky (back to camera), and Mi-28 designer Mark Vineberg. Special thanks to Sergei Sikorsky for providing translations.

(CC-BY-SA 4.0. VFS photo via John Zugschwert)

 

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