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Ka-52
Scout/attack helicopter

Mission and primary tasks

The Ka-52 scout/attack helicopter is designed to destroy enemy tanks, armored and unarmored combat materiel, manpower, low-speed air targets in any weather, day or night, as well as provide reconnaissance and target designation for interacting helicopters and command centers of army units.

Airborne equipment and armament

The helicopter is equipped with an integrated avionics suite providing round-the-clock employment of the helicopter and weapons.

Its armament mix includes up to 12 Ataka- or Vikhr-1-type guided anti-tank missiles, up to 4 Igla air-to-air guided missiles, up to 80 S-8 80mm unguided rockets and a flexible mount with the 30mm 2A42 gun (with 460 rounds).

The helicopter is fitted with a self-defense system against heat seeker missiles, heavily-armored cockpit, vital systems and components, and features enhanced survivability.

Main advantages

  • operability in any geographical and climatic conditions, day and night, and in adverse weather conditions;
  • high maneuverability;
  • operability in high-altitude, hot and humid conditions;
  • capability of basing on ground airfields located at altitudes of up to 4,000 m;
  • precision engagement capability against small ground (surface) and low-speed air targets;
  • round-the-clock operational capability through the use of a day/night sighting system and an on-board radar;
  • protection against heat seeker missiles;
  • heavy armor protection;
  • high target approach accuracy through installation of an inertial-satellite navigation system;
  • high safety and single-engine flight and landing capability;
  • capability to operate independently in isolation from the main base airfield;
  • ejection capability in a wide range of speeds and altitudes, including zero-zero ejection;
  • automatic terrain-following capability when flying at extremely low altitudes.
Principales características
Max takeoff weight, kg
10800
Normal takeoff weight, kg
10400
Max payload weight, kg
2500
Max speed, km/h
300
Cruising speed, km/h
260
Max rate of climb, m/s
16
Range (with internal fuel tanks), km
460
Service ceiling, m
5500
Hovering ceiling, m
4000
Rotor diameter, m
14,5
Helicopter dimensions, m:
length (with rotors)
15,86
width (with landing gear)
4,611
height (in storage)
5,01
Crew
2
Powerplant:
type
VK-2500 or VK-2500P
number × takeoff power, hp
2 × 2400
etiquetas: Ka-52, Helicopters,