ISAF, in its attempts to help build a stronger security force for Afghanistan, has begun training Afghan pilots in the employment of the Hind, with Soldiers from the Czech Republic providing much of the training, as shown in this awesome video from Combined Security Transition Commad-Afganistan on Youtube (H/T ISAF on Facebook).
The Hind is a menacing, evil-looking attack helicopter, most famous for "starring" in a particularly harrowing scene from Red Dawn, where a a Hind (actually a modified SA-330 Puma helicopter) guns down American teenagers. It serves as the inspiration for the Clone Trooper gunships in the Star Wars films. It is also particularly notable as the first helicopter to participate in air-to-air helicopter combat, with Iraqi-piloted Mi-25s taking on Iranian helicopters during the 1980s.
Fortunately for us in the US Army Aviation community, the weight, size, and peculiar stubby wings (which are lift-producing, unlike those on America gunships) of the aircraft make it notoriously unstable in flight. In fact, an American AH-1 Cobra pilot, jockeying with a Soviet Mi-24 pilot on opposite sides of the West/East German border caused an Mi-24 to crash, as the cumbersome Mi-24 couldn't keep up with the more nimble Cobra.
Nevertheless, it's an interesting aircraft with a long combat history. Definitely check out the video.