Aviation Photo #1765110 Mil Mi-24V - Sri Lanka - Air Force

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The SLAF inducted 26 Mi-24/35 over a span of 10+ years in their ferocious battle with the LTTE terrorist group. These aircraft flew extensively in close support missions that exposed them to sustained ground fire and MANPADS. Two squadron commanders were K.I.A by MANPADS when atleast 4 aircrafts were lost to them over the decade of battle. Approx. 5 others were lost due to adverse weather and technical issues. This one proudly displays her arsenal and has a special place in the SLAF victory forklore.
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