Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Last time we showed you the process of production of combat helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator” in Arsenyev. Today we’ll see their first practice flights over the airbase of Russian Air Force “Chernigovka”.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

The new unique vehicles left nobody indiferrent.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Instructions before the flight

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

The combat vehicles are prepared for the flight too

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Mi-24 will fly too

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

“Alligtors” will replace “Mi-24P” that are still actual

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practically noiseless vehicle may take off immediately from the place and land on a small piece of land what cannot be said about Mi-24. It needs a good running start. Besides Ka-52 is equipped with airborne avionics that has no analogs in the world.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Being loaded with unguided air-to-surface missiles

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

10 missiles from each side

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Two more vehicles will accompany the helicopter – a filling and a launching ones.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Ready to take off

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Old tradition – the pilot slightly slaps the nose of the helicopter…

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Mi-24 were the first to fly

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Ka-52 helicopters follow them

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Its max. speed is 310 km/h, it can carry 2800 kg that may include anti-tank guided missiles, missiles “air-air” or rocket missiles…

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Stationary gun armament of “Alligator” consists of one 30mm gun 2A42 with ammunition of 460 missiles.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

The crew consists of two persons who have to solve many complex tasks: reconnaissance, target designation, coordination of actions of combat helicopters groups.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

It doesn’t take long to prepare Ka-52 for a flight

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Mi-8AMTSH – a transport attack modification of famous Mi-8. Another new thing.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

It began to be produced in 1997 in Ulan Ude.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

As opposed to Mi-8 this modification has considerable changes of cabins that have been also armoured. Armour plates defend the nose and bottom parts of the vehicle.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

A gun for protection of a rear hemisphere is a renovation too. In the nose part of the vehicles there are two more guns.

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Mi-24 and Mi-8AMTSH in the backgroundPractice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Mi-24V – the veterans often called “crocodiles”

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

They are still successfully performing combat tasks

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Some time later Ka-52 is ready to fly again

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka

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Location: Chernigovka

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7 thoughts on “Practice Flights of Combat Helicopters In Chernigovka”

  1. Notice the armor near the bottom removing the end caps for the fired rockets?That device holds the folding fins in place for loading and transport on some types of rockets like the American 70mm Hydras the fins are held in place by a storage tube,the pod tube or the loaders hands here the cylinder also holds the rocket indie the tube on other designs the pods have metal brackets that keep the rockets inside the tube during flight .The cylinder end cap is pretty clever because it eases handling of the rockets by loaders and makes loading the pods a little faster.

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  2. “Old tradition-the pilot slightly slaps the nose of the helicopter..”
    Old tradition #2: the pilot says goodbye in his mind to his loved ones knowing full well he could be heading for his last roundup…

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    • Less than you think. There are 3 main sources of noise on a helicopter; engines, main rotor, tail rotor. KA 52 has no tail rotor. The engines have quiet housings and exhaust suppressors. The main blade tips have a swept back portion to improve performance.

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  3. 1. Why would Kamov go to the A6 cockpit style. Bell proved 45 years ago that the tandem MIL24 cockpit was the better design. Just look at the changes from the MIL24A to the MIL24E, side by side to tandem.

    2. The VTOL characteristics of the MIL24V flying with the KA52 are almost the same (see 1:52 of the video). No extended roll is needed for vertical take-off.

    3. The taller rotor stack of the KA52 makes terrain masking more difficult. It also makes the mechanics of the rotor head more complicated. However, it also makes more of the engine’s HP available for lift. Were the head to be equipped with a sensor suite like the Longbow Apache or the MIL28, terrain masking is less important.

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  4. The cockpit set up depends on the size the aircraft in the KA-50/52 you cannot have a tandem seating arrangement without making serious changes to the layout out the entire front end of the fuselage remember you have to account for the controls and ammo tank for the semi-rigid cannon mount.The Bell set up was chosen for the AH-1 cobra because at that time helicopters where used much more in a gunship role and dove onto a target at high speed it was felt that a more narrow fuselage was a benefit (and it was then) more modern aircraft like the AH-64 newer AH-1W/Zs,Mil-28,KA50/52 all make use of much more advanced ballistics computers which can even make the accuracy of unguided rockets very high therefore they no longer need to make a more risky diving attack they can simply fly in a terrain hugging manner pop up align the rocket pipper and attack with good effect.Modern technology makes a side by side seating arrangement useful and the KA-50/52 is a demanding aircraft to fly so the two crew being side by side greatly improves crew communication.In the KA-52 side by side is the best possible seating arrangement.

    the rotor is only a few feet taller than a single rotor helicopter and still well within the parameters on any good pilot that extra height makes no difference when it comes to flying or hiding behind terrain in fact an AH-64 or MiL-28 with the radome on top of the rotor would have the same height as the KA-50/52s rotor mast does you feeling on that is not founded.

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