Mil Mi-28 "Havoc"

MI-28 model in 1/72 scale

The Mil Mi-28, NATO code name "Havoc" was a Soviet counterpart of the US Apache, developed in the eighties. It never came into large scale production as Kamov came with a competitor and there is a lack of funding.

Revell issued a 1/72 kit no. 04489 in 1989.
revell mi-28 box

The model is a fine representation of the real thing, with the exception of the tail rotor.

The plastic is in dark brown.


Decals are for a Soviet Mi-28 with a choice of yellow numbers. 


The real tail rotor consist of two separate blades, so cut loose and add a axle. Also, the cockpit entry hatches were cut loose of part 1 to show the bright green interior. Add also some windscreen wipers. 

The rotor head can be detailed with some hydraulic pipes and the kit's instructions in stage 5 shows the lag dampers at the wrong side! The rotor mast can be painted light grey.

The tail wheel should be replaced by a thicker one; also the same applies for the main wheels that are too thin. The gun can be detailed.

Revell supplies lots of "stores", but the decals for the red rotor tips are a bit "too thin" in backing.

Mi-28 Havoc
dramatic front view, note the height!
The model was given a typical camouflage scheme. I used colours of about FS34097 / 30118 and Revell 55 for the blue"ish" underside.

rear view


upper view
Finished as prototype shown at Le Bourget airshow  "032" 

- Air international vol 38, page 5 
- Flight international no 4186
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Created January  28, 2001