maybe its just me but isnt the mi8 supposed to be able to carry the ghs23-2 gunpods?
Maybe it’s bee in update, or not )
AFAIK it was only added on the Mi-8M (Mi-17) second generation Hip with more powerful TV3-117VM turbines and reinforced weapon pylons
The ingame model is a first generation Mi-8 Hip with TV2-117 turbines. You can tell because the tail rotor is on the starboard side