Ok so I finally had some time to go back and dig through my photo archives.
Here check out this one of the Mi-25 Hind pilot seat:
...It's a freakin' coffin. You really have to be moving at a good pace, to get the nose to dip down far enough that you have a good forward view. The right side view was decent, but the left side was horrible! Your head barely pokes above that wall of ancient buttons and switches. Horrible, just horrible.
Here is one of the forward gunner's seat:
...First, you have slightly better side views, but the structural frame beams of the windows are so thick they really hamper your scan. And look at where your feet go! Your knees are practically in your chest! And that seat? Remember the old jump seats on the C-141, that just exhausted you even before you jumped? Yeah, it felt like I was sitting in one of those. It's just one incredibly uncomfortable aircraft. And don't even get started on the subject of pilot safety during a crash. HA
! Don't even bother, you're dead.
Your men have to follow your orders. They don't have to go to your funeral.