The post of commander-in-chief VKS: instead of a pilot - a general-arms agent!
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The post of commander-in-chief VKS: instead of a pilot - a general-arms agent!

The post of commander-in-chief VKS: instead of a pilot - a general-arms agent!

In this state post, the fighter pilot will be replaced by a common combat officer: Colonel-General Sergei Surovikin, commander of the Russian grouping of troops in Syria.

I believe that our Minister of Defense SK Shoigu, and in this case, did not fail!

Sergei Surovikin is aware of the primary needs and aviation required in modern warfare, since he in Syria had a direct relationship to planning and conducting military operations not only by infantry and tanks, but also by aviation - linking them "together" in interaction for sure achievement of victory!

At the same time, “The information portal Strategika51 noted that the experience of the Syrian war revealed a number of deficiencies in military equipment. In particular, it was found that modern helicopters do not have sufficient speed for successful attacks on enemy positions.

... For the Russian army, the presence of high-speed helicopters is of great importance. Since during the operation of the technology, it turned out that the vehicles often fly at very low altitudes and under conditions of powerful air defense. The technique is fired from a wide variety of systems: from manual MANPADS to S-200 or 23 mm ZU guns. ”

From myself I would add that, in addition to the Mi helicopters, in addition, the control of the tail rotor and the tail beams of a large-caliber machine gun are easily chopped off. have very large flexural-torsional loads from the tail rotor. But the fighter pilot V. Bondarev admires: “There is no lag in the Mi-28HM. This is a great helicopter, we really need it. In 2018, the end of the development work is scheduled, and he will go to the troops. ” The maximum speed of this “ultra-modern” and “very necessary” helicopter = 324 / h. or on 4 / h. more than the helicopter of the first release in the last century Mi-24.

And all would be nothing, but "At the same time, the military leader in domestic military aviation has sharply increased the accident rate of flights," Gazety.Ru "sources among servicemen told. According to the interlocutors of the newspaper, the number of air crashes in other years just went off scale, which gave grounds to Russian military aviators to call Bondarev the most "bloody" commander in recent years "(21 Sep - RIA Novosti).

According to this statement, as a helicopter pilot, I will focus only on hard helicopter landing.

The first catastrophe with a human victim occurred on February 15 of the year 2011, during the training flight, the Mi-28H crashed. The reason for the fall: the gearbox drove the chips and the tail screw failed. The crew commander, Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Glyantsev died.

Next: in August 2015 at the demonstration performances at the Dubrovichi training ground. Then another "Mi-28N" crashed for the same reason, Colonel Igor Butenko, the leader of the pilot group "Berkut", also died.

A more terrible "loss occurred on 12 on April 2016 of the year. “When carrying out a planned combat flight, when returning to the base, the Mi-28H crashed, according to known information, the helicopter was not fired, the crash occurred due to poor visibility and loss of spatial orientation of the pilot. The crew of the aircraft commander Andrei Okladnikov and navigator Viktor Pankov died.

8 July 2016 year in the performance of the combat mission killed Ryafat Habibullin and Yevgeny Dolgin. Their Mi-35 was shot down from the ground by hitting the helmsman's helm, so the helicopter lost control and collapsed to the ground. " (Chronology of losses of aviation equipment of the Russian Air Force in Syria 1 August 2016. "Aviadrive").

The post of the commander-in-chief of the VKS: instead of the pilot - a general-military vehicle! 1

The crash of the helicopter Mi-28 12 April 2016.

Conclusion: “the disaster occurred due to poor visibility and loss of spatial orientation of the pilot.”

And so: at night, in the "bad visibility" the pilots go to the target, perform the task and the helicopter on autopilot calmly returns to the base. Next question: "From what a fright they should lose their spatial position in the air ???

And where was Glavkom VKS, pilot V. Bondarev? Why did he allow the chairman of the IAC Commission an unfair conclusion to humiliate the hero pilots themselves and their families ??? How after such a conclusion will their children feel when, instead of being awarded the title “Heroes”, they are forever labeled “the helicopters who lost control of the helicopter,” but essentially “bad” pilots?

We have young helicopter commanders in difficult winter conditions of the Arctic (Norilsk, there is no day in the winter) did not lose their spatial position, and then experienced, high-class pilots managed to "lose" their spatial position after the combat mission was completed. The members of the commission apparently made a low moral conclusion with a good hangover, and V. Bondarev “closed his eyes” to this glaring injustice! The commander-in-chief of the VKS should have stopped flights on Mi-28H helicopters once and for all after the very first falls, which took place in a succession of a constructive flaw. After all, I listed only those disasters that took the lives of the pilots, and there were no less hard landings when the helicopter was soft-boiled, but the crew members are alive. And it would be okay if there was no replacement for this mediocre "N. To the Hunter ”, otherwise we have the best attack helicopter in the world, the Ka-50, which has been mothballed (apparently, at the prompting of the Wasbcom)

"Black Shark" - a real fighter, strong and highly maneuverable patiently waiting for him to be used for the purpose: to protect the Fatherland!

"Super-manned Ka-50 helicopter" Black Shark "

Published by 14.05.2016 | @AviaRu |

But the main thing is the ability to write pirouettes in the sky, impossible for helicopters of the classical scheme. Such unique figures include, for example, a funnel: a helicopter with speeds of up to 180 km / h describes circles above the target, while its nose is constantly pointing at the center, which allows continuous aiming while simultaneously evading response fire. Ka-50 can hover with a sideways sideways or even backwards. It is capable of making a flat turn at 180% in the entire speed range, that is, deploying the fuselage with all the weapons, without changing the direction of the flight. All these elements of helicopter super-maneuverability distinguish Ka-50 from other combat helicopters in the same way as in its time the Su-27 differed from any other fighters. In aerobatics, it's just a machine from a different era. "

Let's hope that the new Glavkom VKS Serov Surovikin after the war in Syria will go along the path of progress and in helicopter technology, there will not be a public relations like "this is a wonderful helicopter" without realizing it in practice!

And to distinguish the "NM" from the incompetent Mi-28N will only be modified gearboxes and a slight improvement in weapons. For example, the firing range of the Ataka missile will increase from 6km. up to 8km; the gun is the same and in the same place: under the nose in the most vibrating part of the body, so it is practically impossible to stabilize the barrel when conducting fire. It is officially recognized that the accuracy of firing from a gun from Mi-28N is worse than that of Ka-50 in 4, that is, he will be able, like Mi-28, to work confidently only with unguided rockets, and with the rest of the armament - anyhow! So sell them to foreign customers, the main thing is that the beginning of this is: "The Russian newspaper - Federal issue No. 7380 (214)

The first batch of Mi-28NE "Night Hunter", equipped with a new on-board missile defense system with infrared homing head, was delivered to a foreign customer. "

A good way to export them, and I very much wish that there are more such orders, and our combat pilots with the new Chief Executive of the Military Space Agency, Sergey Surovikin, will no longer "lose" their spatial position in the war and in the exercises, and they will only carry out their military tasks impeccably!

Vitalii Belyaev.