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 French engines will be installed on the Ka-62 under the import-substitution program, the American Pratt & Whitney PW-207K is installed at the Ansat helicopter, although the MS-500 engine was specially made for this helicopter in the Motor Sich.

President Motor Sich VA Boguslaev:

"Then we for the Ansat built the engine MS-500 on a new basis, unique in 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 "(№ 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.

  • The maximum amount of flat-weighted vantage-ironing cabins, kg 5 000
  • The maximum amount of effort on the call, kg 6 000
  • Maximum shvidkist, km / y 300
  • Cruising speed, km / y 270
  • Practical naiwischa point, m 7 500
  • Кількість і тип двигунів 2 х TV3-117ВМА-SBM1В 5 series
  • Exhaustion of one dvigun on the evil regime, ks. 2 500


Luftwaffe helicopter Mi-171A2

  • Top 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 on takeoff 2400 hp

* Helicopters of Russia. Mi-171A2. Characteristics

They do not allow Mi-38 to the market, not to mention Ka-32-10AG, and then there's "Motor Sich" (MSU) with their SMEs-8 and they did not tolerate amerikosy such "disgrace". With "MC" I understand, but I do not understand the reason for indulgence VV. Putin's Kremlin boyars who openly ignore the interests of defending the state in favor of the United States: why they continue to supply the Army with obsolete physically and morally Mi-24 / 28 back in the Soviet times, when there is a Ka-50 helicopter, outstanding for combat capabilities, well acquainted with the demonstration flights in Vladivostok at the end of 90-ies of the last century. Not only met, but admired! And "Night Hunter" himself ex. the commander-in-chief of the VKS V. Bondarev called "killer", but did not abandon him, but instead sent him even to combat work in Syria, then explaining the causes of his disasters by the imperfection of night glasses? And after all, the soul mr. the ex. Commander of the VKS:

"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. Say, with Mi-28 you can see the car at a distance of 15 kilometers, with Mi-35 - 6 - 7 km. Thermal imagers, special glasses - all this is used to detect targets in the dark and giveshigh 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).

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

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

  • "Attack" is slightly less long-range. Its declared range is six kilometers (some versions have up to eight kilometers). But the "Attack" radio commanded guidance, which is more preferable compared to the laser guidance "Vortex". Among other things, having received the signal about irradiation, the commander of the tank designated by the target may have time to put an aerosol or smoke cloud, and change the position in the two-tenths of a second that it will take the "Vortex" to overcome ten kilometers.

* The Vortex rocket in flight does not look at the tank, but on the helicopter, so it confidently manages to punch the cloud, without deviating from the given trajectory! And the laser beam from the helicopter, along which the rocket flies, is very weak, so it is not a fact that this ray will detect the air defense of the tank. We need to read the newspapers! 

  • 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,

* True, the truth is: the guns are identical, but from the BMP, so with a strong impact when firing, and since on the Mi-28 they are removed from the center of mass to the maximum distance, during the shooting the dashboard in this helicopter visually turns into a washing board , so that the sight is not immediately catch! Ka-50 / 52 gun in the center of mass, hence it shoots more accurately in 4-5. In this case, the turn time of Ka-50 / 52 is commensurate with the time of the rotation of the gun from Mi-28. And if the Mi-28 cannon deployed under 90grad. to the line of flight and aiming to shoot, then shooting with its inhuman vibration will be similar to shooting from a crooked gun around the corner. And that's not it. Having discovered the enemy from behind, you can not aim your gun back and the crew will have to execute a turn, that's when his opponent will catch him! And Ka-50 / 52 in this situation will sharply rotate around the axis (pedal turn) to 180grad. and will meet the enemy in the forehead by direct fire! And with such a powerful gun the victory will be for 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