The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Ka-50 (or Hokum’ in NATO parlance) is one of two attack helicopters (the other being the Mi-28) that were developed against a Russian army requirement for a new close air support helicopter.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The cabin

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

Today the center in Torzhok holds 6 Ka-50 helicopters, and only 4 of them can fly in the air.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The machines weren’t used that often till 2009 and 2010 when due to the preparation activities held prior to the parade on Victory Day the minimum annual flying time constituted over 50 and 100 hours, respectively.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

A pilot is considered as qualified if his minimum annual flying time accounts for 50 hours. Another problem consists in the fact that pilots are more keen on using not Ka-50 but other helicopters for flying.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The retrospect mirror.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The left foot pedal.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The right  foot pedal.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The tables are located on the right side of the pilot and contain revisions related to the speed, aspect angle, etc.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The pilot is wearing a new protecting helmet. The glass is mounted from the inside, the ventilation system lacks any holes in the frontal area, separate space enables integration of night vision goggle, etc.The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Ka-50 is ready for the flight.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The machine is widely used in training of new pilots. It is said that today the project of a modern and single-seated helicopter is under the consideration.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The pilots using the attack helicopters are qualified enough to visually establish and destroy the goal and don’t need a partner. Those of them who haven’t run a similar machine for a while are not allowed to use it.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The gun.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

Unguided air-to-surface missile.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The lighting points at those objects subjects to annihilation by other pilots.

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

The Flight Training Center In Torzhok

Location: Torzhok

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19 thoughts on “The Flight Training Center In Torzhok”

        • How many tanks has it blown up incombat? How many missions has it run in combat? How many are inthe field? Answer to all: not as many as Apache.

          • How many years of service have the Apache/Longbow and how many years of service have the Ka-50? That’s the answer to your question… Americans many times are very childish… I guess that you use your nickname to think…

          • “not as many as Apache.”

            I can say that MI8 beats Apache in all counts. But how would you know, eh?

            “My father has bigger balls than your father”-game we used to play in kindergarten.

  1. I wonder how many of these are operational. It looks to be in decent condition. Probably not as effective as the upgraded Cobras.

  2. “The lighting points at those objects subjects to annihilation by other pilots.”
    I think a more meaningful message would be:
    Laser designator to mark targets for other weapons to attack.

  3. What’s with the ‘pilot shot’? Everytime there’s a picture of the pilot, in a helicopter or in a plane, he’s around his 50’s. Doesnt Russia have any younger pilots, or does their teaching take that long?

      • The pilots might be younger in western countries, only due to age requirements, but once they get to around 25 30 they usually end up moving on into being airliner pilots as there’s far more money in that.

        I wouldn’t fuss too much about the age of these guys as they would have plenty flight time and understand the systems of the plane, as said you need over 50 hours of flight time in a black shark or something similar to get the hours up.

  4. It looks awesome and unique. The instrumental looks a bit old fashion, maybe they need a fresh new digitalized weapon system and instrumentary.
    The double propellor creates more lift, and doesn’t need the small tail rotor to counter tork or turn.
    But does it have the same manouvrability?
    some serious ansers pls if some one knows about this helicopter
    gts

    • Interesting. But do you really consider the Chechen’s a seasoned war fighting army? They are a militia at best. That is not a true test of the capabilities. The lethality factor of the environment is not high enough.

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