Air-to-air missiles were tested on the Mi-24 during the 1970s (Strela) and the late 1980s (R-60 and R-73). Some Russian publications report that a few GFSG "Hind" squadrons were equipped with R-60 missiles, unfortunately without giving further details and testimonials seem to be absent as if the subject was taboo. The fact is that the use of the Mi-24 based in the GDR for air-to-air interceptions cannot be questioned. On July 19, 1988 - one year after the landing of Mathias Rust on Red Square with a Cessna 172 on May 28, 1987 - USMLM tour officers observed a Mi-24K and a Mi-24V from Stendal performing air-to-air combat training. However, back in 1986, a USMLM report mentioned this: "... HIND helicopters were observed in combined arms attacks, working closely with fixed wing aircraft, during night flare and adverse weather training, and in possible air-to-air intercept scenarios."
Mi-24V (Types 20-1 and 24-2; 'Hind-E'): As Mi-24D, but modified wingtip launchers and four underwing pylons; weapons include up to eight 9M114 (NATO AT-6 'Spiral') radio-guided tube-launched anti-tank missiles in pairs in Shturm V (Attack) missile system; ASP-17V enlarged undernose automatic missile guidance pod on port side, with fixed searchlight to rear; R-60 (K-60; NATO AA-8 'Aphid') air-to-air missiles optional on underwing pylons; pilot's HUD replaces former reflector gunsight. Deliveries to former Soviet Air Force began 29 March 1976; about 1,000 built at Arsenyev and Rostov 1976-86. (See also Mi-35.)
Jane's Helicopter Markets and Systems
Mil Mi-24 Hind Gunship Alexander Mladenov, Osprey Publishing, Pg.17, ISBN:978-1-84603-953-9
So I think the authenticity of such an armament is strongly supported.
Current USSR helicopter line up is the definition of "overlap" right now. Back in EE where you would take the whole family it wasn't a problem, but now in RD things need to be differentiated a bit more. With the Mi-24P now in it's rightful place of gunships, the Cat-C or B ATGM helicopter role is accounted for. In Cat-A forces, ATGM role is covered more effectively by the Mi-24VP, Mi-28 and Ka-50. Giving the Mi-24V a new role would help fill a gap in the USSR line up and break up the monotony of this area. A dedicated AA helicopter is sorely needed so that the USSR can at least compete in the opening Helo rush stage. A high cost and limited ammo count would be weaknesses compared to other more dedicated platforms from other nations.
4x R-60M on underwing mounts.
4x Kokon on wingtip pylons.
Change Introduction date to 1985
Helicopter version of R-60M modified to 2625m* Helo and 2275m Jet ranges.
*Let the Super Cobra keep it's range advantage. Asymmetric balance