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« on: 22 May 2010, 00:40:04 »
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A nice HIND vid I would recommend for the WaT youtube channel, but had no clue where else to post.

NOTE that the Hind is often underrated when compared to the Apache, simply because they were made for completely different battlefield functions (strictly talking Cold War here): Consider the HIND as an AirCav, or an airmobile M2 platoon, always attacking in a pack (4-16 together) over open terrain relying on speed and massed firepower - quite different from the Apaches solitary striker hide-and-seek hunter/killer role...

Even in this vid the first seconds (and the name also is totally misleading as it describes the Apache role) fall into the trap of picturing the HIND as an Apache equivalent, later the vid gets better rapidly, lots of nice shots mixed from everything available on the net, and it clearly shows the role and concept (check especially 1:22 min into the vid):

Imagine the German or US tank regiment commander racing through the tundra (for some reason the Russians really *believed* we would attack them sooner or later) towards Moscow when suddenly, in the 3 mins he is w/o air cover he sees 16 Hinds jumping at his unit, broad fronted and blazing away ATGMs, 35mm shells and unguided rockets? End of the Tk Reg... Once that happens, imagine the nightmares of NATO commanders to organize a 100% 24/7 air cover for every advancing unit....

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« Reply #1 on: 22 May 2010, 08:29:38 »
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For all of the Western technological advantage I still think that the images at 1:25 would scare the s**t out of you if it was coming at you.
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« Reply #2 on: 22 May 2010, 12:55:42 »
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A nice HIND vid I would recommend for the WaT youtube channel

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« Reply #3 on: 23 May 2010, 05:31:07 »
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I always have been fond of Russian helicopters.
Cheap, reliable, great payload...

Personally, can't think of a better battlefield bus than the Mi-8 series helicopters.
The Hind is also great.

Personally, I think if more countries adopted Russian helicopters it would make a completely helicopter based mobile warfare much more viable and affordable.
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« Reply #4 on: 23 May 2010, 12:07:09 »
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Rattler, its a juicy big target.
The modern 120 mm smooth bore is quite capable of hitting them very accurately with the latest gunnerycomputers.
Flying over open terrain towards a tank regiment would mean  suicide I guess for the chopper pilots.
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