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28mm Fanatik03 Apr 2018 9:27 p.m. PST

Now the Soviets have a dedicated utility troop transport like the Americans with the Huey Hog and the Brits with the Westland Lynx. Just replace the Hinds in your Afgantsy Air Assault or Red Banner Assault Landing Companies and you're set.

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nickinsomerset04 Apr 2018 1:08 a.m. PST

Why not replace the Lynx (Not used as a troop transport in 6 Airmobile Brigade) with Puma, Chinook and even German CH-53, which were used by 6 Airmobile Bde as troop transport,

Tally Ho!

Dominique Svart Varg04 Apr 2018 1:28 a.m. PST

Great !!!

But, i was planning to put passengers 6 value.

Because, Mi24 : 8 passengers in real, passenger 2 in TY.
Mi17 : 24 Passengers in real (3 times more) --> passenger 6 in TY.

Let me know your thought

NKL AeroTom04 Apr 2018 3:11 a.m. PST

They really need to officially introduce this into TY. I don't play it myself but without the Mi-8 you severely hamper 80s Soviet airborne operations.

Old Wolfman04 Apr 2018 6:46 a.m. PST

That would be a plus for the WarPac side in the game,much as a CH-47 or 53 would be for NATO.

28mm Fanatik04 Apr 2018 7:48 a.m. PST

I'll revise it to Passengers 6 and repost tonight.

Neli Creoruska04 Apr 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

They don't have a Soviet airborne list in TY.

They've said they will not be making an MI-8. They say it's not cost effective.

28mm Fanatik04 Apr 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

They've said they will not be making an MI-8. They say it's not cost effective.

Absolutely. BF wouldn't sell many of them due to the MI-8's large troop carrying capacity. If they do release it, it would be in resin/metal like the USMC AAV7 (which also has a large transport capacity).

I'm assuming people use the QRF model as I don't know who else offers one in 15mm/1:100.

Dominique Svart Varg04 Apr 2018 12:37 p.m. PST

PSC will make one in 2018 ;)

28mm Fanatik04 Apr 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

Why not replace the Lynx (Not used as a troop transport in 6 Airmobile Brigade) with Puma

I'll post one tonight. Heller has a model in this scale. Not saying I'm going to entertain requests from all comers though, sorry.

LDC27104 Apr 2018 5:13 p.m. PST

They don't have a Soviet airborne list in TY.

They've said they will not be making an MI-8. They say it's not cost effective.

Phil said that after between Red Thunder and Stripes, and I don't think it was about cost-effectiveness, but rather "nobody would buy a giant transport helicopter. Transport helo wouldn't sell."

28mm Fanatik04 Apr 2018 8:40 p.m. PST

Phil's comment is totally about cost-effectiveness from a cost-vs.-benefits standpoint. BF doesn't project selling enough MI-8's in its forecast to justify releasing it.

Lion in the Stars05 Apr 2018 11:43 p.m. PST

BF doesn't project selling enough MI-8's in its forecast to justify releasing it.

And they're probably right.

The VDV list that probably would sell well is BMDs, but you can basically counts-as a BMP battalion.

28mm Fanatik27 Apr 2018 8:41 p.m. PST

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Lion in the Stars27 Apr 2018 10:12 p.m. PST

Thank you for the repost!

ArmiesArmy28 Apr 2018 6:07 a.m. PST

PSC have their MI-8 on the way to the print shop for mastering!

Lion in the Stars28 Apr 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

Oooh… Nice!

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