Mi-24 Gunship Victory
Russian Helicopter Gunships Training for Victory Parade
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has released images of the Russian Aerospace Forces (Moscow region) training for air show component of the 2019 Victory Parade. Victory Day Parades are celebrated on the 9th of May in various post-soviet nations, primarily Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and formerly Ukraine. The 2019 Moscow Victory Day Parade will take place in Red Square in Moscow on 9 May 2019 to commemorate the 74th year anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. Pictured here are Mil Mi-24 helicopter gunships preparing to take off.
Military Units Featured
Russian Aerospace Forces
The Russian Aerospace Forces or VKS (Russian: Воздушно-космические силы, tr. Vozdushno-Kosmicheskiye Sily) are the Aerospace Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It was established as a new armed force on the 1 August 2015 with the merging of the Russian Air Force (VVS) and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO). The Russian Aerospace Forces consist of three sub-branches: Russian Air Force; Russian Air and Missile Defence Forces; and the Russian Space Forces.
Military Equipment Featured
The Mil Mi-24 (Russian: Миль Ми-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. The Mil Mi-24 has a maximum speed of 335 km/h (208 mph, 180 kt) and a range of 450 km (280 miles, 243 NM), with a service ceiling of 4,900 m (16,076 ft).
The photographer is believed to be Emchenko Konstaintin/Avia Press. Copyright Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. Used with permission.
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