Mi-8 "RHINO" PLATOON
The Rhino platoon is part of the UH (Utility Helicopter) Company and is available in both US and EU Battalions.
The Mil Mi-8 (Russian: Ми-8, NATO reporting name: Hip) is a medium twin-turbine helicopter, originally designed by the Soviet Union, and now produced by Russia. In addition to its most common role as a transport helicopter, the Mi-8 is also used as an airborne command post, armed gunship, and reconnaissance platform. Along with the related, more powerful Mil Mi-17, the Mi-8 is among the world's most-produced helicopters,used by over 50 countries. As of 2015, when combined the two helicopters are the third most common operational military aircraft in the world.
Second module developed by BelSimTek and released September 4, 2013. DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight is a simulation of the Mi-8MTV2, a combat transport and fire support helicopter and an upgraded variant of one of the most widely produced helicopters in the world. The simulation features modeling of all primary aircraft systems, avionics, and proper functionality of nearly all cockpit switches and controls. Flight and other dynamics are modeled using real-time physics calculations and tuned using actual Mi-8MTV2 documentation and pilots involved in development and testing. The result is a helicopter model that correctly presents complex dynamic effects particular to helicopter flight, such as: autorotation, vortex ring state (VRS), translational lift, and many others. The Mi-8 in game is capable of carrying troops and slingloads.
The Hip can be flown as either a lightly armed combat transport or a close air support platform armed with machine guns and unguided rockets. The Hip is capable of transporting troops in game as well as sling operations.