Mil Mi-35P ‘Hind-F’
in Cyprus Air Command service

 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 12
Total Still Active: 11
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 2001
Retirement: current
Main Role: Attack
Origin: Russia

History

The Russian-made Mil Mi-35P Hind or “Krokodile” is currently the most proliferated export version of this attack aircraft in service internationally. This aircraft forms the frontline and most aggressive combat capability in the Cyprus Air Force with up to 12 aircraft in service and 4 more options expected. (Note: Not Mi-35E variant).
The aircraft first came into Cypriot service in August 2001, and is capable of all-weather, day and night combat operations. Its main weaponry includes the AA-9 Attacka laser-guided anti-tank missile, light bombs, 81mm rockets, double-barrel 30mm cannon and SA-18 Igla-1/S air-air missiles. The Hind can also carry a 3-man ATBM (MILAN-3) squad in its rear passenger compartment.
Eight examples were received from 2001 plus four more in 2003. At least one aircraft is reported to have been returned to vendor for unspecified technical reasons.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
811 023362   2001 first noted 5 May 2004
812 023363   2001 first noted 22 Oct 2002
813 023364   2002 first noted 22 Oct 2002
814 023365   2002 first noted 5 May 2004
815 023366   2002 first noted 11 May 2004
816 023367   2002 first noted 5 May 2004
817 023368   2002 first noted 25 July 2005
818 023369   2002 first noted 5 May 2004
819 054370   2003  
820 054371   2003  
821 054372   2003  
822 054373?   2003 w/o 5 July 2006

Pictures

Mil Mi-35P Hind.
(photo: Cyprus Air Force)

More Information

References

  • Air Forces Monthly Oct 2003 p56
  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Arms 2004 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III)
  • Scramble Military Database

Other Sources

To be added.


See other operators of the Mil Mi-24 'Hind'


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