The Kyrenaian Aircraft Factories KAF-210 Midrab Gunship, in service with the Fürstliche Streitkräfte as the HMW-Flugzeugwerke HMW-FW 88 Gryffe Helicopter, is a transport and attack helicopter developed by HMW-Flugzeugwerke and KAF. It is the heavier alternative to the Kyrenaian Aircraft Factories KAF-222 Bijea Helicopter and the Kyrenaian Aircraft Factories KAF-201 Sab Light Helicopter.
Starting in the 2010s, the Midrab was supplemented by the Kyrenaian Aircraft Factories KAF-125 Nasir VTOL and the Kyrenaian Aircraft Factories KAF-140 Qatara VTOL Troop Carrier, the latter of which is to replace the Midrab by 2030.
Armament and troop capacity
The Midrab was developed to transport a troop of seven men plus a little bit of cargo (or four stretchers or 2.5 tons of cargo on an external sling) to a combat zone and to provide helicopter support within that combat zone in a reliable way. As such, the Midrab is heavily armed and armoured, with a flexible heavy machine gun in the nose, machine guns at the passenger compartment doors and up to 1.75 tons of ammunition on the 'wings', ranging from rockets over missiles to bombs.