As said in the post about the MI-24 Hind post, the military helo is one of the biggest threats to lightly armed, highly mobile, fighters. The MI-8 “Hip” has been around for a very long time, and is still running strong, and in multiple roles. I first remember seeing one in an article about Rhodesia, in Soldier of Fortune back in the late 70’s. The MI-8, along with the MI-24 are two of the Russian’s primary helos that have been tried and proven for decades. As said in a prior post, knowing their silhouette and capabilities are a good idea for anyone who thinks they might go up against the military of the Russians, or anyone the Russians supply with arms and supplies.
Thankfully, the text is shown at the bottom of the screen. The narrator’s accent is…..difficult, to say the least.