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"Europe will help us"


"Primorsky rescue helicopters from Europe." (ATO # 184, November 2017)

"With the advent of European helicopters, disaster medicine in the region has reached a qualitatively new level.

Two sanitary helicopters AS350 B3e (H125) manufactured by Airbus Helicopters are used to perform sanitary aviation in the Primorsky Territory. These vehicles were purchased by the regional administration in 2015 in the framework of the state program "Development of the Primorsky Territory Transport Complex at 2013-2020."



Needless to say: the inhabitants of Primorsky Krai "would be lost" without H125?

In the meantime, India buys from us coaxial Ka-226 in the amount of 200 pieces, won international competitions for the same N125.



The Kamovians in the 90-ies. There was also a more modern project with one engine: coaxial Ka-115, but safer than H125, cheaper, more perfect and roomy, where instead of one accompanying a doctor and a nurse could be accommodated. brigade.



But for a government official - a liberal helicopter with a tail screw - a balm for the soul! Probably, for his drift: with the screws working, the tail propeller is very dangerous on the ground; with a failure in the air, with rare exceptions, - a catastrophe; selects a portion of the engine power to the detriment of the payload; and for the solidity of the fuselage, a heavy tail boom with reducers is attached to it. A coaxial helicopter also has a tail boom, but in comparison with the tail beam of the classical scheme - "fluff". While the coaxial helicopter simply flies its tail forward at any speed, the Mi-8 "Kalashnikov Automaton" is not allowed to fly backwards even when maneuvering before landing:


"The cause of the accident was the aircraft getting into the" vortex ring "mode when performing helicopter landing without using the influence of the" air cushion. "Attempts to withdraw from this mode by the method specified in the Flight Manual (flight manual) of the Mi-8T helicopter, the crew did not undertook, "- said in a statement by the IAC.

According to the IAC, this was because the crew made a mistake, the helicopter was flying "tail forward" at speeds up to 40 kilometers per hour. Such a maneuver in the manual for the operation of the helicopter is missing "(the IAC Commission completed the investigation of the aviation ..." Airport ").


Now let's compare the LTX Mi-8 MTV and Ka-32 with the same engines TV3-117



Modification Mi-8MTV
Cruising speed, km / h 230
Weight, kg empty 7381
Normal take-off 11100
Payload up to 24 passengers or 4000 kg of cargo




Modification Ka-32
Cruising speed, km / h 240
Weight, kg empty 6000
Normal take-off 11000
Payload 13 passengers or 5000 kg of cargo


A small number of passengers at Ka-32 is due to its small height fuselage. The fact is that this helicopter is a modification of Ka-27, built in Soviet times specifically for the Navy. But the Kamovians based on Ka-32 with 2001g. there is a Ka-32-10 project with a fuselage volume commensurate with the Mi-8, but the main reducer and the mains screws are serial from Ka-32, so at the cost it is not more expensive and even cheaper than today's Mi-8, which, in my opinion look, and does not like "effective" managers, because with the Kamov helicopter a lot of "dough can not be cut down" and, presumably, because of this, its implementation is something "FREEZED". And indeed: it is not permissible for Russian engineers to launch a helicopter in the series better than the West! Therefore, instead of the Ka-32-10AG project "Helicopters of Russia" launched into the Mi-171A2 series with the same VK-2500 engines, but which also loses in all respects: safety, load capacity; on the high-speed characteristics Ka-32-10AG will not yield to Mi-38, and on the external suspension will raise a ton more, which indicates the high power-to-weight ratio of Ka-32-10AG. But for the Arctic flights prepare Mi-171A2:

"18 July. Within the framework of the recently announced project to develop a shelf version of the Mi-171A2 helicopter, the car will be adapted to work in the Arctic, the ATO Show Observer was told in the Helicopters of Russia. This will be required due to the fact that the car is planned to be used, including on the Arctic shelf.



The holding hopes that the experience of developing "Arctic" helicopters will allow the shelf version of Mi-171A2 to be launched to the market relatively quickly. The machine is developed in the interests of fuel and energy companies. "

Of course, it would be economically much more profitable for the state to have a coaxial helicopter, when the base Ka-32 was checked in the real conditions of the Arctic for a long time, rather than "making a garden" with Mi-171A2:

"In the Arctic, an experienced unloading of the supply vessel to the unequipped coast by a Ka-32 helicopter was carried out. In this experiment, a veteran polar explorer, Hero of the Soviet Union, Mark Ivanovich Shevelev participated. "


Recalls Mark Shevelev:

"It was necessary to supply the polar station on Bear Island with everything necessary for a long wintering. Typically, this operation in the Arctic takes a lot of time. There are no berths, snow, wind, on the pontoon you will not always come to the shore. In a word, people drag cargo in icy water, and even special suits are not saved here. It is especially difficult to manually drag fuel tanks. But everything must be moved as far as possible from the sea, beyond the maximum tide line. And so, in spite of the fog, with the help of the Ka-32 helicopter we finished unloading the vessel "Sasha Borodulin" in just one and a half days.


The helicopter picked up a container with a cargo of five tons from the deck and carried it to the island to the very house of the meteorological station. "


Why was it not possible to invite a rotorcraft to riggers and loaders before? The matter is that in the polar conditions only Ka-32 can be reliably used for work with ships. The helicopter successfully passed comprehensive tests. Sailors, scientists, pilots appreciated his great opportunities.


The commander of the division of helicopter pilots of civil aviation Valentin Andreev:

"Ka-32 even us, flying on helicopters of different designs, surprised. This compact robust has excellent engines. He has on board a superb flight navigation system and a computer with which you can fly in automatic mode over the ocean and day, and on a polar night without a drive station and dispatchers. Electronic equipment always keeps the right course. "


This machine is a find for the Arctic. Ka-32 helicopters as part of Arctic caravans will bring serious savings to the national economy. "(Feast on Bear Island, Faithful Course, World Records Ka-32.).


Vitalii Belyaev

Although (continuing the theme of kickbacks), what prevents the same managers from getting kickbacks from Kamov cars ????? !!! Nothing and nobody ... just the same lobby kb mile ... or habit ... or advertising ... one hundred reasons ...

The problem is that the general designer S. V. Mikheyev, the money allocated to his firm, spends only on helicopters and does not give bribes, so there are no "kickbacks".
Milyovtsev all the way around!

About the Lobby Mile has always been known! And here "effective managers", I do not understand ... Obviously, without a bottom (in the times of the same Union) they drove a series of Mi-8, to the detriment of the same Ka-26 ... There, however, the engines had a problem , but now with the same engine, of course it would be worth choosing a more successful design ... However, kickbacks, kickbacks, kickbacks ...