Mi-24 Makes Unbelievable Running Takeoff

An Mi-24 attack helicopter has attracted a lot of attention on social media for the “Afghan” take-off technique. This technique was invented and first used by Soviet pilots.

To perform the Afghan takeoff, the pilot of a helicopter needs to fly the machine directing its nose down and its tail up. This take off technique is often used by pilots in a number of countries, including NATO countries that use Mi-24s.