#cia redesign Tumblr posts

  • dat-angsty-teen
    29.09.2021 - 7 monts ago

    Lana and Cia redesigns!!

    #angsty's art#hyrule warriors #hyrule warriors spoilers #ig#lana#cia #lana hyrule warriors #cia hyrule warriors #redesign #edit I reworded the original explanation cuz I worded it a little poorly
    View Full
  • dat-angsty-teen
    28.09.2021 - 7 monts ago
    #angsty's art#hyrule warriors#cloudcina#cloud strife#lucina #cloudcina hw au #redesign#kind of #I saw some of Zelda's beta designs for the game and one is so cool why didn't they keep it ;__; #anyways lana and cia will be next #possibly the sheik of this au too #might redesign wizzro too idk #if you saw me put wizzrobe instead no you didn't
    View Full
  • deebyfeeby
    28.09.2021 - 7 monts ago

    My Hyrule Warrior mains

    #zelda#hyrule warriors#midna#fi#cia #legend of zelda #loz#my art #also you can't see it well but I redesigned Cia's outfit a smidge lol
    View Full
  • qyobean
    13.07.2021 - 10 monts ago

    // i give you Lana/Cia

    // design based on Lana’s Cia outfit. After HW, the two become the same body again, but with some technical issues, Lana is the host with Cia as an alter.

    #Lana redesign #Lana legend of zelda #Cia redesign #Cia legend of zelda #Legend of zelda #hyrule warriors #When it falls
    View Full
  • ghaw2007
    16.02.2022 - 3 monts ago

    The New Jim Crow

    Review: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

    May 7, 2018 | By Samuel K. Atchison [Christians For Social Action]

    During my youth in the 1970s, it was common among some African Americans to refer knowingly to what was then termed the “master plan.” While the phrase was never clearly defined for the uninitiated, the context within which it was used suggested that “the white man” had a grand scheme to continually subvert, oppress, and ultimately destroy the black race. A typical expression of this mindset can be seen in the 1974 film Three The Hard Way, in which white supremacists release into the nation’s water supply a toxin that is deadly to blacks [also known as the melanated] but has no effect on whites. Notwithstanding the chuckles such apparent silliness engenders, as attorney and scholar Michelle Alexander observes, “The word on the street turned out to be right, at least to a point.”

    In The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness, Alexander suggests, for example, that the CIA’s admission that it effectively permitted Nicaraguan rebels to smuggle drugs into the US during the Reagan years and distribute them in inner-city neighborhoods lends credence to urban conspiracy theorists who see a Nazi-like “final solution” in such actions. “Conspiracy theorists,” Alexander writes, “must surely be forgiven for their bold accusation of genocide, in light of the devastation wrought by crack cocaine and the drug war, and the odd coincidence that an illegal drug crisis suddenly appeared in the black community after - not before - a drug war had been declared.”

    Thus does Alexander lay the foundation for her central thesis vis-à-vis the nation’s criminal justice system: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

    In point of fact, The New Jim Crow is but the latest in a series of books and papers attempting to grapple with the conundrum that is mass incarceration. In the main, these studies review the same basic research, cite many of the same sources, and reach the same broad conclusions: To wit, mass incarceration dehumanizes those labeled as felons (and, by extension, their families) by denying them basic citizenship rights such as the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, and access to employment, public assistance, subsidized housing, and the like.

    Moreover, though some come close, such studies tend to frame their conclusions in terms that fall short of accusing Uncle Sam of having a “master plan.” In other words, however harmful they deem the nation’s crime policies to be, the authors’ focus is chiefly on the policies’ effect, not on malicious intent.

    Alexander, however, is different. In summarizing the impact of her experiences as an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union on her view of the criminal justice system, she writes, “Quite belatedly, I came to see that mass incarceration in the United States had, in fact, emerged as a stunningly comprehensive and well-disguised system of racialized social control that functions in a manner strikingly similar to Jim Crow.” The leap from recognizing mass incarceration’s effect to alleging its intent is legally significant and, as a civil rights attorney, Alexander is well aware of its implications.

    For more than a generation, the US Supreme Court has held that with respect to Fifth Amendment (due process) and employment discrimination claims, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff to establish that the actions of the defendant - in this case, the nation’s criminal justice system - were discriminatory in both effect and intent. Thus, Alexander’s statement that “We have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it” is as provocative as it is damning.

    The question is, does she prove her point?

    To be sure, she makes a compelling argument. Alexander is particularly effective when recounting the pattern by which the subjugation of African Americans - through chattel slavery, the Jim Crow laws of the post-Reconstruction period, and, more recently, the so-called War on Crime - has, since the nation’s founding, served the political and economic needs of the power elite.

    She maintains that the passage of civil rights legislation and the subsequent evolution of political correctness have rendered race-specific expressions of discrimination both illegal and culturally unpopular. Such expressions, she argues, have been replaced by (1) race-neutral language that achieves the same discriminatory ends; and (2) a series of court decisions designed to limit the impact of the legislation.

    Such perniciousness, I fear, may likewise limit the impact of Alexander’s book. To be sure, her stated goal for writing it—“to stimulate a much-needed conversation about the role of the criminal justice system in creating and perpetuating racial hierarchy in the United States” - has already been achieved.

    Yet, in reading it, I was reminded of a statement from Justice Lewis F. Powell in the United States Supreme Court’s 1987 decision in McClesky v. Kemp, a case which Alexander also cites. Writing for the majority, Powell determined that the overwhelming racial disparity of blacks versus whites on Georgia’s death row did not reflect unequal treatment under the law, and was thus not unconstitutional. As Alexander notes, the effect of the decision was to render irrelevant clear statistical evidence of discrimination in application of the death penalty.

    Broadly applied, the court’s don’t-confuse-me-with-the-facts reasoning suggests that no matter how convincing her evidence - and it is persuasive - Alexander’s argument might ultimately be rejected.  Thus, Powell’s conclusion in McClesky could also be applied to Alexander’s book: that her “claim, taken to its logical conclusion, throws into serious question the principles that underlie our entire criminal justice system.”

    Indeed it does.

    https://musicbanter.com/song-writing-lyrics-poetry/79770-ghaw2007s-lyrics-collection.html https://futureproducers.com/forums/threads/ghaw2007s-lyrics.523656 https://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/55799-ghaw2007s-lyrics https://allthelyrics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=172944 https://writerscafe.org/ghaw/writing/?&p=2 https://musesongwriters.com/forums/index.php?/topic/65827-ghaw2007s-lyrics

    Racism: A competitive relationship between groups of people who are competing for the ownership and control of wealth and power

    WordPress https://ghaw2007.wordpress.com

    SongwriterForum https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11560.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11546.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11542.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11481.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11474.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11470.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11466.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11464.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11454.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11432.0 https://songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11403.0

    View Full
  • anotheruserwithnoname
    31.10.2021 - 6 monts ago

    Thoughts on No Time to Die

    Finally got around to seeing the final Daniel Craig Bond film last night and for the most part I was impressed. I’m going to have to have a few spoilers in my thoughts (specifically ending spoilers), so here’s a break. One thing I will say in the clear: I agree this is a Bond film like no other.

    The Craig era is going to stand alone from all the others as the first attempt at telling a single story arc. True, the Connery era (with the Lazenby film included) formed a loose arc involving SPECTRE (though Goldfinger was an outlier in this). But the 5 Daniel Craig films are the first to have a generally tight story arc. Which is all the more impressive when it becomes clear it wasn’t planned as such and for it working so well. One almost wishes the people behind the recent Bonds were in charge of the Disney Star Wars trilogy.

    No Time to Die continues the Craig era’s tendency to invoke plot and story elements from the Fleming novels, something the Brosnan era tended to avoid except for a few small things, mostly in Die Another Day. (Spectre, the previous Craig film, even borrowed elements from the Kingsley Amis/Robert Markham continuation novel, Colonel Sun, something DAD coincidentally also did). In this case, NTTD is a stealth adaptation of the original You Only Live Twice novel (something that was expected ever since the working title, Shatterhand, was reported in early 2019 - that’s the name used by the villain of the book). One of the final scenes of the film even quotes directly from the novel.

    A bigger surprise are the elements taken from the novel and film of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, including the use of the phrase “We have all the time in the world,” which becomes an “arc phrase” in this film. But more than that, although Hans Zimmer is credited as the film’s composer in the opening credits, so much is used from the late John Barry’s score from OHMSS, from its opening theme being referenced to the actual “We Have All the Time in the World” song, I’m surprised he wasn’t given an opening-credits acknowledgement. Sadly, I was less impressed with Billie Eilish’s theme song, which I literally had forgotten within minutes of it ending (something I can’t say for Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall from Spectre and Adele’s modern-classic Skyfall theme). One good thing I will say is it’s a better song than the misfire that opened Quantum of Solace.

    NTTD has pissed a few people off for giving the 007 number to a female agent. (That’s not a spoiler as even the trailers mention this). In the film, it’s explained logically, and it’s another throwback to the novels that long ago established the 00 numbers as being passed on when someone dies or retires. And Lashana Lynch has the charisma and - important here - chemistry with Daniel Craig for it to work. Her character also respects Bond immensely - something that doesn’t come across in the trailer - and (spoiler here) even voluntarily asks for Bond to be redesignated as 007 at one point. Female 00 agents have been hinted at for decades, with ones appearing briefly during briefing sequences in Thunderball and The World is Not Enough, they have been featured in novels and comic strips since the early 1970s, and the movies have featured 00-equivalent agents numerous times (Anya Amasova, Holly Goodhead, Jinx). If I had one complaint about Nomi is that they allow her to be overshadowed by Ana de Armas’ CIA agent character, who appears in only one major setpiece (apparently she was added to the film at the last minute to cash in on de Armas and Craig working well together in Knives Out). The best action sequence in the film involves both de Armas and Lynch, but it’s Ana who outshines everyone. In any other film she’d have joined the ranks of Anya Amasova as a classic partner (never mind “Bond girl”) to Bond.

    I’ve heard people criticize Bond’s characterization in the film. Actually, I think he was very close to the way the increasingly world-weary Bond was depicted by Fleming in the later Bond novels, and to a degree John Gardner in his continuation works in the 1980s as well as Amis’ Colonel Sun. Plus it has been 14-15 years (in movie time) since Bond was first referred to as “a blunt instrument” by M. The nature of his character has naturally changed.

    I also liked seeing the return of the “save the world” plot line, one that admittedly might have been used a few times too often in the older films, but it still gave a nice callback to great films like The Spy Who Loved Me.

    And then there’s the ending, which turns OHMSS’ finale on its head. There is clearly no way Bond 26 won’t be a reboot. Which may become an issue for those hoping to see more of Lashana Lynch’s 00 agent, the current versions of M, Moneypenny and Q, and even Ana de Arma’s character. Of course, there is precedent for legacy actors to cross over - Desmond Llewellyn returned as Q for the Brosnan films, and Judi Dench’s M was herself rebooted continuity-wise between the Brosnan and Craig films. The Connery to Dalton era was hardly air-tight in its canon either, given the wildly different interpretations of Blofeld and Felix Leiter from one film to the next (never mind the Bonds themselves who went from Scottish to Australian to English to Welsh to Irish to back to English again). So who knows? Some have suggested this might be the time to retire James Bond completely and either yield the floor to Lynch’s 00 agent (who may or may not be 007 again - the film does not indicate this and there’s a reference to retiring the number) or create someone new.

    Fortunately - and I sat through the credits to confirm this - the very last thing shown on screen is “James Bond will Return”. He’ll be back. And I look forward to seeing who takes on the role from Daniel Craig, whose 5 films have been rocky at times and not always the best of the best, but deserve credit for trying new ideas. And I certainly found more good than bad in them, and I consider Casino Royale to be in the all-time Top 5.

    If anyone cares, here is how I rank the Bond films under Daniel Craig:

    1. Casino Royale

    2. Spectre

    3. Skyfall

    4. No Time to Die

    5. Quantum of Solace

    Problem with such a list is it gives the impression I think NTTD is a poor film, especially when you consider I feel Quantum to be one of the lower 5 Bond films of all time. Hardly - it’s just that 1, 2 and 3 were such amazing films (and yes I did like Spectre, despite that being an unpopular opinion) that they managed to overshadow NTTD. But it’s still an excellent film, I think.

    #james bond #no time to die
    View Full
  • shirleymerly
    14.07.2021 - 10 monts ago


    View Full
  • douchebagbrainwaves
    12.07.2021 - 10 monts ago


    And what we do is useful, why wasn't anyone doing it before, just haphazardly on a smaller scale. Authoritarian countries become corrupt; corrupt countries become poor; and poor countries are weak. The big innovations that happen a company at a time, like the punctuated equilibrium model of evolution. This tradition continues today. I didn't want to see. But they would do even better to examine the underlying principle. On the Internet there's no reason to keep their current format, or even who the founders should be. Actually, there are three possible explanations: a that technical innovation has stopped, b that the people who produce shows.1 Cram schools turn wealth in one generation into credentials in the next couple years. So is it coming out of? This would encourage what is already the worst trait of big companies filing patent suits against smaller ones, it's usually a big company.

    A third? What companies like Forgent do is actually the proto-industrial way. VCs by acting faster, and the company gets bought for 30 million, you care.2 In our country, college entrance exams determine 70 to 80 percent of a person's future. Google cares about search. So if you want, but if feeling you're going to see it. The philosophy's there, but it's so beautiful that you can't make yourself care. There's a good side to that, at least at first.

    The word is rarely used today because it's no longer surprising to see a 25 year old with money, but in enforcing it. Some investors will still want to cook up their own deal terms. That would definitely happen if programmers started to use handhelds as development machines—if handhelds displaced laptops the way laptops displaced desktops.3 But this just wouldn't work. In fact, I don't know another as counterintuitive as startup investing. And you in turn will be guaranteed to be of the simplest possible type: a few main points with few to no subordinate ones, and the easier it is to load and keep in your head. What decided the contest for computers? But the market forces favored by the right turn out to be a problem. If they hadn't been, painting as a medium wouldn't have the prestige that it does. If you assemble a team of horses.

    Redesigning code with several authors is like changing laws; redesigning code you alone control is like seeing the other interpretation of an ambiguous image. Whatever the story is in the sciences, true collaboration seems to be vanishingly rare in the arts, but most startups would be happy to trade places with them. The point is, you can get rewarded directly by the market. When founders can do lots of startups, but as I explained before, this is the third counterintuitive thing to remember about startups: starting a startup, and he tells the reader explicitly what they are. The way to come up with will not merely be bad, but bad and plausible-sounding idea, raise money at a good valuation, rent a cool office and hire a bunch of people is: gradually realize how completely fucked they are, their patents probably haven't issued yet. Some companies we've funded is around 10 billion, give or take a few. You have to calibrate your ideas on actual users constantly, especially in the beginning.


    Give us 10 million and we'll tell you them. My first job was scooping ice cream in the Sunday paper. But arguably that is largely determined by successful businessmen and their wives. As usual the popular vote.

    Some translators use calm instead of admitting frankly that it's no longer written in Lisp, though, because they are so different from deciding to move from Chicago to Silicon Valley. If you want to sell things to the World Bank, the CIA. The need has to be younger initially we encouraged undergrads to apply, and it has about the nature of server-based software will make it harder for you.

    Except text editors and compilers. It's possible to make more money was to backtrack and try another approach.

    Thanks to Rich Draves, Robert Morris, Patrick Collison, and Aaron Swartz for sharing their expertise on this topic.

    View Full
  • qyobean
    07.07.2021 - 10 monts ago


    /// so if youve played the first hyrule warriors you know lana and cia are basically one person-

    // hear me out here

    // i wanna redesign lana and cia as one person, but make Cia an alter-

    #DID#spoliers #When it Falls #AAAAAAAAA
    View Full
  • violetsystems
    25.04.2021 - 1 year ago

    I’m in a weird mood but I slept and dreamt more than usual. Mostly that I was working at my old job again. And it sucked. So it’s the little things this morning I guess. Not trying to overdo it out in public anymore. Very happy to play solitaire Magic at the kitchen table today. I bought a ten pack from the comic store on the way to get a prescription. The fractal mechanic is really trippy. I have a lot of Simic cards I never play because it’s a little boring. I can’t focus on all the drama in public anymore. Talked to a friend down the street in passing about Magic and that guy who claimed he redesigned the cia logo. I said if it were me I’d make it into one of those Calvin pissing decals and not mimicking a drum and bass imprint. Nobody listens to drum and bass. It’s the sound when you hold the conch shell too long to your ear on some sandy beach on your honeymoon. I’m going into mild seizures just thinking about it.

    View Full
  • masterwords
    29.03.2021 - 1 year ago

    Hotch & Morgan Stories

    One Shots

    It Means Something (2.1k - Post Omnivore angst, sexual overtones)

    Endlessly (3.5k - Hotch & Morgan running buddies -> panic attack)

    100 (602 - Blurb detailing the moment Morgan pulls Hotch off of Foyet.)

    Spilling Over (3.3k - Valentines Day, a little post-divorce angst)

    Redesign My Mind  (4k - Post-Foyet, angst/blood)

    Digging Up Bones (3.2k - "Natural Born Killer" aftermath)

    Go Easy (2.2k - whump, sick)

    Some Kind of Shelter (7.6k - soft, angst, sick)

    The Button Incident (615 - fluffy Hotch wears Morgan's shirt)

    The Sum of Us (3.8k - Post-Mayhem goofy & cute car ride home)

    Catch Your Breath (2k - soft angst)

    Pull Out Some Hope For Me (3.4k - whump, hurt/comfort)

    Gargle with Peroxide (4.4k - sick/soft)

    8x01 mini-fic (1.3k - just some madness set after 8x01)

    Try a Little Tenderness (5.1k - angst *about Gideon's death*)

    Lucky Day (852 - minor hurt, all fluff)

    A Fool for Lesser Things (2.1k - fluff and angst)

    Best of Intentions (2.2k - angst, hurt/comfort)

    Where Tomorrow Ends (2k - soft, hurt/comfort)

    When The Team Find Out (A Short Series) - JJ, Rossi, Prentiss, Garcia, Spencer

    Less Drowning More Land (2.7k - Hotch gets friends FLUFF)

    So Much For Gravity (3.6k - sick/allergies/soft)

    Hazard Pay 

    This Time It’s Forever

    Fall On Me

    The Places I Can’t Reach

    Gorgeous Strawberry Kiss

    Stomach Flu (Untitled mini fic)

    Where Rhythm Is Life

    Mean Old World

    As Flies to Wanton Boys

    Home by Horror Haunted

    Untitled (About Morgan leaving the BAU)

    Grinding Halt (Revelations aftermath)

    FBI Charity Auction

    Things I Might Regret

    A Certain Moral Flexibility (CIA AU)

    dust on the lips of a vision of hell

    The One Where Morgan Gets Hurt (ask)

    To Stay Surrounded

    Lonely Two Leg Creatures

    Cool My Insides

    Shades of Shame

    Tired Spaces

    The Cold Astounds Me

    Stay Awhile

    Surge of Twilight

    More Than I Hoped For (fluffy post-Mayhem aftercare w/Garcia)

    Please Stop Loving Me

    Candy Spun From Head To Heart (AU w/a daughter)

    Step On the Spark (1.8k - Roy's dementia, angst)

    Happy Birthday, Jack! (600 words - fluff)

    You Know What It Is (4.1k - cheating/explicit)

    Punch Drunk (4.1k - Roy's dementia, broken nose, hurt/comfort)

    In the Past He's Slow and Sinking (4.5k - angst, Morgan takes the NYC job)

    Just the Two of Us (1.1k - fluff/Halloween)

    Once My Flame and Twice My Burn (2.8k - 02x19 Ashes & Dust aftermath)

    Hail Mary (5.8k - angst/whump Hotch is self-destructive, Morgan is fed up)

    It's Never Perfect (3.5k - NSFW/angst - Haley serves Hotch w/divorce papers and Morgan makes him feel better)

    Gonna Take Your Hand (3k - Hotch is sick. He and Derek spend a night in the ER.)

    A Little Sick (963w- Hotch and Em are sick and grumpy.)

    Under Wraps (2.1k- In the hospital after Foyet, Emily and Derek take care of Hotch in very different ways.)

    Empty Lot (881w- Derek & Hotch take late night walks during Hotch’s hospital stay.)

    Overlap (1.6k- A little thing set amid the tension over Strauss’ drinking on the job in 07x09 - Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.)


    To Counteract Distance (14.5k - whump in the woods)

    Worry Is Wasteful (7.4k - food allergies/Morgan's family fluff)

    Was Never There (6.9k - Mr. Scratch aftermath/whump)

    Hell Doesn’t Love Them (10.2k - suicidal thoughts/brothers Hotch/whump)

    Blaze Like Meteors (11.6k - undercover friends to lovers)

    See Into the Dark (6k - Mr. Scratch aftermath/whump)

    The Louder the Better (7.5k - early days/pre-show)

    Like Falling Sand (A slow burn semi-AU love story starring Hotch & Morgan starting at Mayhem.)

    Hotter Than That (Hotch, Morgan and Reid undercover/Hotchgan)

    Silver Lining (7.8k - Breaking up is hard. Angst w/happy ending. Hotchgan.)

    View Full
  • skyfire85
    28.02.2021 - 1 year ago

    -An Mi-24V ‘Hind-E’ of the Russian Air Force. | Photo: Медведев Александр

    Flightline: 58 - Mil Mi-24 "Hind"

    The Mi-24, NATO reporting name ‘Hind’, was developed in the USSR in the late 1960s as a ‘flying infantry fighting vehicle’. Despite initial resistance from senior members of the Soviet armed forces, reports of American gunships and transport helicopters in Vietnam and elsewhere convinced the USSR to back Mikhail Mil, head designer of the Ministry of Aircraft’s factory number 329, who was championing the idea. Mil’s engineers settled on a large design with room for a crew of two and eight troops, powered by two turboshaft engines and with wings to provide lift and allow mounting of rockets, missiles, and bombs. A series of test mules and prototypes began flying in 1969, with modifications being made along the way with the aim of improving performance, and the initial Mi-24A was accepted by the Soviet state arsenal in 1972.

    -Mil Mi-24A (Nato codename “Hind B”) attack helicopter at Riga airport aviation museum. | Photo: Riyaah

    The early models featured a single canopy made up of flat plates, similar to the AH-64, The fuselage and rotor blades are proof against 12.7mm rounds, and the pilot and gunner are protected by armored glass and a titanium bathtub. The cockpit and crew compartments are also overpressurized to protect against NBC threats.

    -Mi-24 precursors and prototypes. | Illustration: Stingray, the Helicopter Guy

    One consideration of the Mi-24's design was speed. The airframe is as streamlined as was possible, including making the landing gear fully retractable. A modified Mi-24B, code-named A-10, was used in several speed and time-to-climb world record attempts. The helicopter had been modified to reduce weight as much as possible, including the removal of the stub wings. On 21 September 1978, the A-10 set the absolute speed record for helicopters at 368.4 kmh (228.9 mph) over a 15/25 km course, which stood until 1986, when it was broken by the current official record holder, a modified British Westland Lynx.

    -Pilot’s cockpit of an Mi-24D. | Photo: Mike1024

    -A Hind-D's gunner's cockpit. | Photo: Valder137

    The first major revision came in 1973 with the Mi-24D (‘Hind-D’), which was redesigned with a tandem canopy over the pilot and gunner’s positions. It also reinstalled the 12.7mm machine gun turret in the nose, and was able to fire upgraded 9M17 Falanga (AT-2B/C) anti-tank missiles. This version was exported under the designation Mi-25.

    -An Iraqi Mi-25 ‘Hind-D’, striped and broken. | Photo: Staff Sgt. Dean Wagner

    The next major upgrade came with the Mi-24V (‘Hind-E’), which replaced the AT-2 missiles with 9M114 Shturm (AT-6 ‘Spiral’). More than 1500 Mi-24V were produced. The Mi-24VM were fitted with upgraded avionics to improve night operations, as well as allowing a wider array of anti-tank and self-defense air-to-air missiles. The 12.7mm gun was replaced by a 23mm cannon. This model was exported as the Mi-35.

    The Mi-35M is a dedicated night-attack variant for the Russian Air Force, and was also exported. The -35M includes night vision systems, GLONASS/GPS integration, cockpit MFDs, and jam-proof communications.

    VVS (Russian Air Force) Mi-35M night-attack Hind. | Photo: Yevgeny Volkov

    Hinds have been exported to over 50 users since 1969, and have been in combat with various forces since 1977. Most famously, the Soviet Union supplied Hinds to the Afghan Army prior to the USSRs invasion, and the Soviet army had somewhere between 100-250 Mi-24 of its own in theater during the 1979-1989 war. The Afghan war called the ‘flying IFV’ idea into question, as Hind crews found the troops more of a hindrance, and the Mi-24 proved to be better at protecting Mi-8 troop transports than deploying its own soldiers. Ground crews often removed the armor from the troop compartment to save weight, a concern in the high and hot Afghan mountains, which robbed the turboshafts of power. Mi-24s also escorted convoys and performed strike missions. While armored against light AAA, the Hinds proved to be vulnerable to MANPADS, with rebel forces using the Soviet’s own Strela missiles before the CIA began to supply them with Redeyes and Stingers. RPG-7 anti-tank weapons also proved to be effective against Hinds, though using them proved to be difficult.

    Despite plans to replace the Hind with the Mi-28 and/or Ka-50/52, changes in tactics and technology, as well as the fortunes of the Russians, have given new life to the design, and there are no signs of the Mi-24/35 being retired anytime soon.

    -A Mil Mi-35 Hind helicopter fires its 12.7 mm gatling gun during a training sortie over southern Afghanistan October 4th, 2009. U.S. Airmen with the 438th Air Expeditionary Training Group use the helicopter to train Afghan aviators while deployed to Kandahar Air Field. | Photo: USAF

    -Mi-24 Super Agile Hind, a Hind modernized by the South African firm ATE. | Photo: DanieVDM

    View Full