Progress of helicopter aviation in Russia
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Progress of helicopter aviation in Russia

Progress of helicopter aviation in Russia

"AVIATRANSPORTNOE REVIEW" News of the helicopter market 14 August ":

  • Uralhelicom handed over to the Russian client H130 with HeliSAS autopilot
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade allocated 1,1 billion rubles. for the development of Mi-38 and Ka-62 helicopters
  • Leonardo Helicopters will increase shipments of helicopters by 17% in 2018.
  • Another H130 in Russia received the autopilot HeliSAS
  • TsAGI conducted the first stage of testing the helicopter VRT500

Presentation of the full-size model of the light helicopter VRT500, being created by JSC Helicopters of Russia at the HeliRussia-2018 exhibition

Leading Russian and foreign companies take part in the creation of the main systems of the helicopter.

(The true leading Russian company for coaxial helicopters "Kamov" back in the 90-ies of 20-th century created a Ka-115 helicopter, which VRT500 looks like one to one, up to ЛТХ).

As a power unit, foreign engines already installed on Russian cars are considered. This is the European engine of the Arrius family from Safran Helicopter Engines (stands on Ka-226) and Canadian PW207 manufactured by Pratt & Whitney.

By helicopters Mi-38 and Ka-62 it is very surprising that they will not launch them in a series for more than thirty years, and in the meantime the Ka-62 niche slowly but surely fills up with strangers: "The AviaTIS business operator replenished the fleet with the third AW139 ". Italian!

By the way, the Ka-62 will use French engines for the import substitution program, while the Ansat helicopter has the Amercan Pratt & Whitney РW-207K installed, although at one time, the MC-500 engine was manufactured at Motor Sich specifically for this helicopter.

President Motor Sich VA Boguslaev:

“Then for the Ansat we built the MC-500 engine on a new basis, unique for the compressor. This year received a certificate. Imagine, I'm going to the officials in Moscow. I ask: "Where is it produced in Russia? I'll give half of the intellectual property and design documentation for free, so that 50 is on 50. This is the property of my private enterprise, not of Ukraine. And I do not need permission from anyone - the state stake in it is zero. " We are told: "No. At factories of the DCC you will not do this engine " (No. 36 (226) from 16.09.2010 [“Arguments of the Week”, Vladimir LEONOV]).

And today, Pindos is already "driving" on the Motor Sich company: "The Chinese designers produced the first batch of JL-10 combat trainers in the current week, in which the engines of the Ukrainian company Motor Sich JSC were installed. American experts called the supply of Kiev to Beijing engines "a blow in the back" of the United States, writes The Washington Times.

According to the newspaper, in 2016, Motor Sich supplied China with the first 20 engines for JL-10 aircraft. In total, the contract for $ 380 million involves the supply of 250 engines, which in reality the American mighty economy does not harm at all, but the MS has the best helicopter engines, and now the helicopters also modernize, so much so that the Mi-171A2 is inferior in load capacity and speed helicopter, here amerikosy probably decided that such a successful campaign is time to destroy.

LTX of the Ukrainian SMB-8 helicopter.

  • Maximum navantazhennya usredinі vantazhasazhirsko ї cabin, kg 5 000
  • Maximum navantazhennya on the back of the pvd, kg 6 000
  • Maximum shvidkist, km / g 300
  • Cruiser Shvidkost, km / g 270
  • Practical nayvishcha point, m 7 500
  • Kіlkist і type dvunun_v 2 x TV3-117ВМА-СБМ1В 5 series
  • The consumption of one dvigun on the evil regime, k.s. 2 500

Luftwaffe helicopter Mi-171A2

  • Maximum speed 280 km / h
  • Cruising speed 260 km / h
  • Practical ceiling 6000 m
  • Max. payload:
  • Inside the cargo cabin 4000kg.
  • On the external suspension 5000kg.
  • Engines 2 x VK-2500PS-03
  • Engine power in take-off mode 2400 hp

* Helicopters of Russia. Mi-171A2. Specifications

They do not allow the Mi-38 to the market, not to mention Ka-32-10AG, and then Motor Sich (MS) with its own SME-8 did not suffer the Americans from such a disgrace. I understand the “MS”, but I can’t understand the reason for VV's indulgence. Putin's Kremlin boyars who openly ignore the interests of protecting the State for the sake of the United States: why they continue to supply the Army with physically and mentally outdated Mi-24 / 28 even in Soviet times, when there is an outstanding combat ability Ka-50 with which the President is very well acquainted on demonstration flights in Vladivostok back in the late 90-s of the last century. Not only got acquainted, but also admired! A "Night Hunter" himself ex. Commander-in-Chief of the VKS V. Bondarev called “slaughter”, but did not refuse him, but on the contrary sent him even to combat work in Syria, then explaining the reasons for his catastrophes with the imperfection of night glasses? But twisted soul gosp. the ex. Commander-in-Chief

"Major Seylev notes the efficiency of work at night. It allows to increase efficiency the newest on-board equipment of modern Russian helicopters.

From the interview:

The night vision system works very efficiently. For example, with the Mi-28 you can see a car at a distance of 15 kilometers, with the Mi-35 - 6 - 7 km. Thermal cameras, special glasses - all this is used to detect targets in the dark and gives high results. (Military review 19.08.18. "The commander of the air service told about the" free hunt "for militants in Syria").

Mi-28N as soon as it went into service, so quickly and began to fall due to unsuccessful reducers, sometimes taking away the lives of pilots. Oh well, this helicopter would have a high LTX, but he lost to him in the competition with Ka-50 three times in succession on all counts and this is the weak helicopter by the associate V.V. Putin ex. Minister of Defense S. Ivanov is put on the arsenal instead of the outstanding Ka-50 under the justifiable pretext of one-sidedness. The Americans of the "Black Shark" are afraid as a devil of incense, so Sam-Sikorsky, the son of Igor Sikorski, flew into the series to Moscow to punch Mi-28 into a series in Moscow.

Today, liberal media are trying to make of the "Night Hunter" a kind of heroic fighter in the Syrian desert. I think that it is safer to engage in a "free hunt" for a shock helicopter (this work is also necessary) than to carry out tasks for destroying tanks, which the crews of Ka-52 helicopters successfully coped with, but Mi-28N were not suitable for. Yes, the armored cars in Syria, they destroyed, but not tanks that were too tough for them! As for the Mi-28NM, it is the same Mi-28H, only supposedly with the modified gears, therefore, the power limitations will be removed from the engines: for the same VK-2500 with take-off power of 2400l.s. it will not be limited to 2200l.s. like Mi-28.

To the article "Helicopter assassins": Mi-28 vs. Ka-52 (Military Materials: Mikhail Kotov • 17 August).

  • Even the Ministry of Defense could not resolve this dispute (which helicopter is better).

* This dispute was resolved back in Soviet times, when Mi-28 lost Ka-50 three times in a row. Newspapers need to read!

  • "Attack" a little less long-range. Its stated range is six kilometers (in some versions it is up to eight). But on the "Attack" radio command guidance, which is more preferable compared to the laser-guided "Whirlwind". Among other things, having received a signal about irradiation, the commander of the tank designated by the target may have time to deliver an aerosol or smoke cloud, as well as change the position in the two dozen seconds that the Whirlwind needs to overcome ten kilometers.

* A whirlwind rocket in flight does not look at the tank, but at the helicopter, so it confidently manages to break through the cloud without deviating from the given trajectory! And the laser beam from the helicopter, which the rocket is flying on, is very weak, so it’s not a fact that this beam will detect the air defense of the tank at all. Newspapers need to read!

  • Guns on both helicopters are identical - automatic 2A42 caliber 30 millimeters. True, on the Mi-28 it was more conveniently placed in the bow. On the Ka-52 cannon are slightly to the side and has guidance only vertically and to the right - for shooting left you have to rotate the helicopter itself,

* What is true is true: the guns are identical, but from the BMP, therefore with a strong impact when firing, and since they are removed from the center of mass at the Mi-28, the dashboard in this helicopter visually turns into a washing board , so that the sight is not immediately catch! At Ka-50 / 52 gun in the center of mass, from here and shoots more precisely in 4-5 time. At the same time, the Ka-50 / 52 turnaround time is commensurate with the turning time of the gun in the Mi-28. And if on the Mi-28 gun deploy under 90grad. to the flight line and sighting to shoot, the shooting with its inhuman vibration will be similar to shooting from a curved gun from the corner. And that's not it. Having found the enemy from behind, you can’t aim the gun back and the crew will be forced to perform a turn, this is where his opponent will catch! And Ka-50 / 52 in such a situation will suddenly turn around the axis (pedal turn) on 180grad. and meet the enemy in the forehead direct fire! And with such a powerful gun, the victory will be behind the Ka-52 crew!

And the last thing: in operation, the clusters of rotor blades of coaxial helicopters are much less in percentage terms than the impact of blades on the tail beam of Mi helicopters, which has already been written on the Internet very, very often!

I believe that such a respectable site as "Military Materials" should be more closely related to such prepaid articles on the PR of this or that aircraft.

Vitaliy Belyaev specially for Avia.pro.

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