AHS leadership meets Mil Design Bureau leadership and gets a tour of the Mil Mi-28 at the Paris Air Show in June 1989.
Interior of the pilot's compartment reveals a number of standard features: basic cyclic and collective, a reflective heads-up sight for rockets and forward-firing gun, scope in the middle of the console for nose radar navigation and target acquisition information, and flight direction and engine/navigation instruments, including warning light system and the newer "thermometer" design. Switches are designed for left-hand operation only, freeing the right for full-time control of the cyclic.
The gunner/navigator cockpit provides a lot of space without flight controls or instruments. Note at left the head-down nose sight access mounted to the upper left of the instrument panel, including radar screen and weapons control switches.