The Mi-8 hip was a transport helicopter designed to transport russian assult troops to the front lines. Designed by Mil the Mi-8 Hip is still in use today.
During the Cold War the Soviet Unions Borders where so large that many Mi-8 Hips where used by the Soviet border patrol for dropping off dog teams.
The Mil Mi-8 Hip was used in Afghanistan to trabsport Russian tropps through the mountanous truain. Many where shot down by RPGs,Strela or Stinger Missiles till flares and the Hind D began production in large numbers. and combate survice in Afghanistan.