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).

Foreign engines already installed on Russian machines are considered as a power plant. These are the European engine of the Arrius family from Safran Helicopter Engines (installed on the Ka-226) and the Canadian PW207 from 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, French engines will be installed on the Ka-62 under the import substitution program, the American Pratt & Whitney PW-207K is installed near the Ansat helicopter, although at one time Motor Sich produced the MC-500 engine specially 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.

  • The maximum amount of vantage in the middle of the vantage and passenger cabin, kg 5
  • The maximum supply for the final delivery, kg 6
  • Maximum speed, km / year 300
  • Cruising speed, km / year 270
  • Practical finding point, m 7 500
  • Number and type of engines 2 x TV3-117VMA-SBM1V 5 series
  • The need for one dvigun in the evil mode, c.s. 2


Luftwaffe helicopter Mi-171A2

  • Maximum speed 280 km / h
  • Cruising speed 260 km / h
  • Service ceiling 6000 m
  • Max. payload:
  • Inside the cargo compartment 4000kg.
  • On an external sling 5000kg.
  • Engines 2 x VK-2500PS-03
  • Engine power in takeoff mode 2400 hp

 * Helicopters of Russia. Mi-171A2. Characteristics

They do not allow Mi-38s to the market, not to mention the Ka-32-10AG, and then there is Motor Sich (MS) with its MSB-8 and the Americans did not tolerate such an "outrage". With "MC" I understand, but I just do not understand the reason for conniving V. To Putin's Kremlin boyars, who openly ignore the interests of protecting the State to please the United States: why do they continue to supply the Army with physically and morally obsolete Mi-24/28 back in Soviet times, when there is an outstanding Ka-50 helicopter, with which the President is very well familiarized with demonstration flights in Vladivostok in the late 90s of the last century. Not only got acquainted, but also admired! And "Night Hunter" is an ex. The commander-in-chief of the Aerospace Forces V. Bondarev called him "killer", but did not abandon him, but on the contrary sent him even to combat work in Syria, then explaining the reasons for his disasters by the imperfection of his night glasses? But Mr. the ex. commander-in-chief 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. 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 the Mi-28 lost to the Ka-50 three times in a row. You need to read newspapers!

  • "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.                                                      

* Rocket "Whirlwind" in flight looks not at the tank, but at the helicopter, so it confidently manages to penetrate the cloud, without deviating from the given trajectory! And the laser beam from the helicopter, through which the rocket flies, is very weak, so it is not a fact that this beam will detect the tank's air defense at all. You need to read 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,

* What is true is true: the guns are identical, but from the BMP, therefore, with a strong recoil when firing, and since on the Mi-28 they are removed from the center of mass to the maximum distance, during firing the dashboard in this helicopter visually turns into a washboard , so you won't catch the sight right away! The Ka-50/52 has a cannon in the center of mass, hence it shoots 4-5 times more accurately. At the same time, the turn time of the Ka-50/52 is commensurate with the turn time of the gun of the Mi-28. And if on the Mi-28 the cannon is deployed at 90 degrees. to the flight line and shoot aimingly, then shooting with its inhuman vibration will be similar to shooting from a curved gun from around a corner. And that's not it. Finding the enemy from behind, you can't aim back with a gun and the crew will be forced to turn, and that's when the enemy will catch him! And the Ka-50/52 in such a situation will sharply turn around its axis (pedal turn) by 180 degrees. and will meet the enemy in the forehead with direct fire! And with such a powerful cannon, victory will be with 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

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