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  • gkozak
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2005
    • 1184

    Originally posted by helosrgreat View Post
    Thanks for posting. If you follow a link from the article to the UN report it contains the following image and information.

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    The Mi‐24V is externally similar to earlier Mil Mi‐24D but normally fitted with Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) on ‘H’ shaped missile rails on end of stub wings (see photograph in picture in main body of text) and has a modified radio guidance pod which is more streamlined. However, image below of a South Sudan Mil Mi‐24 shows an aircraft that appears to be converted from a Mi‐24K (camera recce version) with the under nose camera removed which leaves a distinctive bulge on the starboard side of the nose (yellow circle). Without sights, the helicopter cannot fire ATGMs from the H-shaped rails visible on the picture in text above. This can indicate that South Sudan is in possession of two different types of Mil Mi-24 helicopters. It is unlikely that new Mil Mi-24K helicopters, designed specifically for reconnaissance purposes, have undergone modular refitting of the kind visible on the picture prior to delivery, making it likely that this helicopter is not newly acquired by South Sudan.
    I am constantly stunned by the things that you all post in these forums. Wonderful stuff, everybody!

    Any idea what the badge on the front of the fuselage is? And the white marking to the upper left of the fin flash? It looks like SPAF-"something". Strange position and orientation for an aircraft number!
    Last edited by gkozak; 5th January 2016, 23:46.

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    • MSphere
      Senior Member
      • Feb 2010
      • 8983

      Originally posted by gkozak View Post
      I am constantly stunned by the things that you all post in these forums. Wonderful stuff, everybody!

      Any idea what the badge on the front of the fuselage is? And the white marking to the upper left of the fin flash? It looks like SPAF-"something". Strange position and orientation for an aircraft number!
      I knew immediately that I have already seen the badge somewhere.. but the second small picture is one of a Macedonian Mi-24K, not a South Sudanese one. See the Z143L behind it..

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      • cy24driver2
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        • May 2015
        • 912

        South Sudan Mi-24K Hind

        I won't let you down guys..!!

        Here we go.



        Last edited by cy24driver2; 6th January 2016, 04:10.

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        • Rafael Patrn
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Oct 2004
          • 120

          Mexican air force new Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II.

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          • Rafael Patrn
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Oct 2004
            • 120

            Bell-407GX of the Mexican air force (15 purchase)
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            • Cherry Ripe
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jul 2009
              • 564

              Originally posted by MSphere View Post
              Shorts Tucano Mk1 of Forces Armes Nigeriennes
              Now that's baffled me. ZF266 is still on the US register as N846RS, no export notice pending. Plus that photo still shows the RS Warbirds logo at the top of the tail. Looks like Phoenix AZ in the background, too.

              Why would the Niger air force buy an orphan airframe that has no support organisation in place, rather than an Embraer? There's so much different between the Shorts and Embraer Tucanos that they're basically different airframes.

              I suspect it's something more PR or filming-related.

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              • MSphere
                Senior Member
                • Feb 2010
                • 8983

                OK, that explains it.. It's a warbird, then..
                I have always thought that the glossy black airframe looks a bit out of place in a country like Niger.

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                • MSphere
                  Senior Member
                  • Feb 2010
                  • 8983

                  Originally posted by cy24driver2 View Post
                  South Sudan Mi-24K Hind
                  I won't let you down guys..!!
                  Here we go.
                  That's most likely an Mi-24V, buddy Nevertheless, a great find !
                  Last edited by MSphere; 6th January 2016, 12:05.

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                  • MSphere
                    Senior Member
                    • Feb 2010
                    • 8983

                    AW189 of Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence



                    http://defence-blog.com/news/the-fir...t-testing.html

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                    • helosrgreat
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2014
                      • 100

                      Originally posted by MSphere View Post
                      AW189 of Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence



                      http://defence-blog.com/news/the-fir...t-testing.html
                      The aircraft will be operated by VNH South (Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company) which is a subsidiary of Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, a government owned company. The aircraft will be civil registered.

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                      • helosrgreat
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2014
                        • 100

                        HH-43 Burma - hopefully not a repost

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                        • MSphere
                          Senior Member
                          • Feb 2010
                          • 8983

                          Originally posted by helosrgreat View Post
                          The aircraft will be operated by VNH South (Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company) which is a subsidiary of Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, a government owned company. The aircraft will be civil registered.
                          Yes, similar to their EC225 Mk2+s..

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                          • MSphere
                            Senior Member
                            • Feb 2010
                            • 8983

                            First of four ex-Indian Mi-25s donated to Afghanistan

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                            • gkozak
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2005
                              • 1184

                              Originally posted by cy24driver2 View Post
                              South Sudan Mi-24K Hind

                              I won't let you down guys..!!

                              Here we go.



                              I think that last picture is a close-up of one of their Mi-17s- see the badge above the door on attached image.
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                              • cy24driver2
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • May 2015
                                • 912

                                Gambia

                                A single Ex-Georgian Su-25KM Frogfoot of Gambian AF that still wears Georgian AF marking on the fin at Banjul IAP.



                                One of two AT-802A crop dusters acquired in july. 2005.

                                Last edited by cy24driver2; 7th January 2016, 17:23.

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                                • Rafael Patrn
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Oct 2004
                                  • 120

                                  Mexican Navy Mi-17 armed with a Dillon Aero M134 Minigun.

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                                  • Rafael Patrn
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Oct 2004
                                    • 120

                                    Mexican Federal Police UH-60M armed with a Dillon Aero M134 Minigun and a Mexican Navy UH-60M armed with a M60E4 / MK. 43 model 1.

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                                    • Rafael Patrn
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Oct 2004
                                      • 120

                                      Three Mexican air force Pilatus PC-7, firing 70mm unguided rockets in a live fire exercise.

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                                      • Rafael Patrn
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Oct 2004
                                        • 120

                                        The new Mexican Air Force presidential aircraft TP-01 (Transporte Presidencial) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, expectet to be deliver this january.

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                                        • Rafael Patrn
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Oct 2004
                                          • 120

                                          Two Mexican Navy Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II over de Gulf of Mexico on patrol.

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