The Russian-built helicopter used in Ukraine, nicknamed Satan's Chariot

The Mil MI-24 has been in service since 1972 and continues to be built today near Moscow.

The Mil MI-24, a large Soviet-era attack helicopter, has been in service since 1972, and continues to be built today in Russia.

The aircraft saw combat in Africa in the 70s and is currently being used in Ukraine.

Mujahadeen fighters in the Soviet-Afghan war of the 1980s called the Mi24 Satan's Chariot.

The modern version is fitted with a 30mm cannon, GUV-8700 gun pods, a selection of rockets, anti-tank missiles and bombs.

Not only is it a potent weapon – it has the capability to take troops into the heart of the battle. The gunship's menacing looks match its fighting capabilities.