IS THIS NEW ASSET A WEAPONISED+UPGRADED MI-17 ASSAULT HELICOPTER OR SOMETHING ELSE?

PROPS: KEVI KEVOSTA
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20 Responses to IS THIS NEW ASSET A WEAPONISED+UPGRADED MI-17 ASSAULT HELICOPTER OR SOMETHING ELSE?

  1. ocelot2006 says:

    ‘looks like the rear end of one of our recently acquired Mi-35 Attack helicopters.

  2. ocelot2006 says:

    And it seems our Mi-35s now carry 250/500 lbs dumb bombs.

  3. Henry says:

    This is the Rear of our MI-35 Helicopter.

    • beegeagle says:

      Can you see a windshield? Can you see a FLIR pod? How can those be in the rear?

      • Henry says:

        The photo was taken from the rear of the helicopter, with the photographer capturing it’s side.

        That Helicopter is an MI-35 Helicopter.

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        Similar to this.

      • Henry says:

        Anyway, it’s side. Notice the black patch near it’s exhaust.

      • Colloid says:

        That is undoubtedly a side view. Notice where the tire is facing. Forget the winshield, the pod and tire is the clue to the mystery.

    • Engineerboat says:

      This is side view not Rear

  4. demola says:

    omo see swag wey Nigerian solgier pack

  5. beegeagle says:

    It even looks more like the side than the rear if you ask me?

  6. beegeagle says:

    IF it is the front, that would be the windshield and the FLIR pod. IF as it is likelier, it is the sideview, that would be the wing with weapons on the right pylon while the dark upper part of the photo would be the engine’s vent.

  7. Are James says:

    This is side view. The bombs wont show the way they are in a front view. If we have been launching bombs from choppers then we are only doing it at low altitude and at night, hence we most certainly have some IR based targeting gear.

  8. beegeagle says:

    Thank you for your contributions. In due course, I shall change the caption as the evidence suggests.

  9. rka says:

    Definitely an Mi-35 from side rear. Look also at the retractable landing gear.

  10. KKY says:

    Right Hand Rear Quarter view of a Hind

  11. lachit says:

    i had previous posted on the use of mi series helicopters in afganistan as a shock weapon.the soviets had used these helicopters armed with iron bombs especially the thermobaric and Incendiary versions to clear mujahideen positions before assaults by troops.
    to me it seems that they have taken note of it.
    more so it shows the flexibility of the nigeria armed forces in learning tactics and SOPs and adapting it for their own needs
    Kudos to them and i wish them all the luck

  12. Chairman Maz says:

    Beeg, that helo is a Mi-35P as several of your readers have correctly ID’d. It might even be NAF 261.
    Mi-17’s have a fixed u/c, not a retractable u/c as on this bird.

  13. Deway says:

    See how bloggers are struggling to identify this piece, when DHQ should be releasing full videos and pics on activities in the North east on a regular basis.

  14. Saleh says:

    An MI 35

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