EDK11150 Eduard 1/48th scale model kit Hind D. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.
The Mil Mi-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 48 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.