Mil Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-18 Hip | 0037

Operator
Dostum's Militia
Aircraft model
Mi-8

Dostum-Golboddin Militia Air Force Mi-8 as seen in the mid-1990s. <br><br> The DGMAF operated a large number of former DRAAF helicopters, including few old Mi-8s. This example wears a camouflage pattern in colours that were widespread also between late DRAAF, as well as most of DGMAF Mi-17s too. The serial, '0037' is slightly unusual, then three-digit serials were standard with the DRAAF. But, it appears that at least few other DGMAF and even some IEAAF Mi-17s wore similar, four digit serials (an IEAAF Mi-17 was shown on a parade in Kabul, in summer 2001, wearing a similar camouflage pattern and a four-digit serial, albeit applied in white). In 1992 the DGMAF helicopters were crucial for Massoud's success in conquering Kabul, when they were used to transport Jamiat-e-Islami troops into the city.


Aircraft model

Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-18 Hip

Operator

Icon_32_223 Afghanistan (N.Alliance) | Military

Registration number

0037

Mil Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-18 Hip | 0037