New Photos Of The Ka-52

 

First flown in 1997, the Ka-52 Alligator is the 2-seat version of the Ka-50. The Ka-52 has a side-by-side seat configuration for the pilots, decreasing workload and ease coordination at the cost of a slight increase in fuel consumption and decrease in ammo capacity for the 30mm automatic cannon. Both pilots have full control of the helicopter. The Ka-52 is an all-weather day and night helicopter designed for attack coordination, reconnaissance, target designation, and performing the tasks which other attack choppers are designed for, as well.

 

The Ka-52 has a day/night TV/thermal sighting system, the ability to accept a laser range-finder and infrared sights, the Thales FLIR system, and has four under-wing and two wingtip hard-points. Besides the 30mm automatic cannon, the Ka-52 can carry S-8 or S-13 rocket pods, 12 Vikhr laser-guided anti-tank missiles (or newer alternatives), R-73 air-to-air missiles, Igla air-to-air missiles, Gsh-23 gun pods, the KH-38 air-to-ground missile, and more.

 

The Ka-52 has enhanced survivability thanks to armor plating that can withstand 23mm rounds and ejection seats. The rotors are blown off by a special system before the pilots are ejected. It has two TV3-117VMA turbo-shaft engines and is one of the most maneuverable helicopters in the world, thanks to its twin rotor configuration. Although production of the Ka-50 has ceased and the Mi-28 has been accepted as Russia’s main combat helicopter, production of the Ka-52 will continue. Russia’s forces are expected to have a total of 30 Ka-52’s by the end of this year. A naval version of the Ka-52 is being developed for use on the Mistral helicopter carrier.

Advertisements

8 responses to “New Photos Of The Ka-52

  1. Pingback: Ka-52 Showing Off Its Flying Skills | russianmilitaryphotos

  2. Pingback: Pilots In The Tver Region Train On New Mi-35 And Ka-52 Choppers | russianmilitaryphotos

  3. Pingback: New Photos Of The Ka-52, Mi-35, And Mi-28N | russianmilitaryphotos

  4. Pingback: New Serial Ka-52, Mi-8AMTSh, And Mi-24VM Helicopters With New Camo | russianmilitaryphotos

  5. Pingback: Ka-52 Crashed In The Tver Region, Both Pilots Died | russianmilitaryphotos

  6. Pingback: The L370-5 “President-S” Countermeasures Suite | russianmilitaryphotos

  7. Pingback: The Syzran Military Aviation Institute Receives New Ka-226U Training Helicopters | russianmilitaryphotos

  8. Pingback: Russian Combat Helicopters Conducting Exercises In The Primorsky Krai | russianmilitaryphotos

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s