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No Plans to Export Russian Alligator Attack Helicopters Before 2016 Arms Exporter
Ria Novosti ^ | 22/05/2014

Posted on 05/22/2014 8:47:42 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

MOSCOW, May 22 (RIA Novosti) – Talks with foreign partners to purchase Russia’s Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters will begin in earnest in 2016 or 2017, a representative of Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Thursday. The Ka-52 was unveiled internationally at the 50th Le Bourget airshow last June.

“This is the case of a prospect of 2016-2017,” Vladislav Kuzmichev told RIA Novosti at the HeliRussia 2014 expo in Moscow.

Kuzmichev added that the the helicopter is currently being demonstrated to potential customers.

The Ka-52 Hokum-B is a modification of the Ka-50 Hokum. It has a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour, a flight ceiling of 5,500 meters, and a range of over 1,000 kilometers.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: aerospace; gunship; ka52; russia

1 posted on 05/22/2014 8:47:42 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Do the ejection seats eject downward to avoid the rotor?


2 posted on 05/22/2014 8:51:18 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

Nope, its the usual method-the rotors are blown off first.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 8:52:41 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Full of Hokum and runs on change??


4 posted on 05/22/2014 8:53:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: RightGeek

That’s 2 rotors!!

Double jeopardy


5 posted on 05/22/2014 8:54:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

How nice an updated old design and a very huge helicopter to boot, my money is on an AH-64 pilot having boatloads of fun shooting this monster down or at least a Marine Stinger Group.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 9:05:27 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: Trueblackman

Choppers aren’t about to attack another choppers most of the time.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 9:17:20 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Or auto rotate down at half the speed, in a non combat situation.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 10:33:47 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Huh....years ago, I just thought the band America was taking some serious halucinogenics. However, it seems there are really alligator lizards in the air.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 10:52:52 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: wetphoenix

Usually not, but this thing is so big an AH-64 pilot could have fun shooting it down as could a first rate stinger crew.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 11:02:08 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

They sure like the counter-rotating blades. Pretty sweet.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 11:04:19 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

side by side seating means a bit fatazz target...but it looks cool


12 posted on 05/22/2014 11:29:14 PM PDT by Irishguy
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~Usually not, but this thing is so big an AH-64 pilot could have fun shooting it down as could a first rate stinger crew~

Stingers were ridiculously inefficient against older Mi-24, given a proper defensive suites installed, and Hind had a much larger IR-signature comparing to Ka-50/52.

As for air-air you won’t learn before someone is going to try.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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I would be very disappointed if I learned we haven’t already worked on that tactic.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 3:28:34 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Pecos

Iran-Iraq War had a lot of chopper-on-chopper battles.
Mostly Hinds vs Cobras.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 3:36:42 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Alligator? Weird name for a Russian helicopter.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 3:03:30 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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