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Only a helicopter can take!

Only a helicopter can take!

GTRK Amur: “In December, 2018 of the year, the hill collapsed into the Bureya River, which feeds the Bureya Hydroelectric Power Plant, and blocked its course. As a result, the inflow of water to the reservoir of the power plant has decreased.

To restore the hydrological regime of the Bureysky reservoir, Il-76 and An-124 Ruslan plan to the Khabarovsk Territory to deliver more than 175 tons of cargo. About it reports the Ministry of Defense of Russia ".

An-124 "Ruslan" aircraft on the airfield "Ukrainka" delivered 75t. cargo. And from the airfield Ukrainka to the area of ​​the Bureisky reservoir, the goods are transported by helicopters, the distance is 300km. A pilot with Mi-26 proudly tells us that they brought 13. The cargo is four Mi-8 helicopters. It is understandable - delivering a large volume of cargo at one time is much more convenient and efficient than dividing it into four parts. One can imagine how much trouble could have been had had been transported 75t. cargo seven sides of the An-12 instead of one An-124, which performed this work at once and cheaper! That's just “cheaper” - not for the Mi-26, because it finances all its advantages of a heavy-duty vehicle: “The cost of the Mi-26 flight hour is about 10 times more than that of the Mi-17” (published by AVI - Association of Russian Helicopter Industry May 2007 d). In this case, shipping one Mi-26 cost the State in 2 more than times more expensive if you transport four Mi-17. But from helicopters the bulldozer can transport only Mi-26, albeit with great difficulty. At the same time, it is worth mentioning that he is not a weight record holder: he carried a B-12, a cross-section helicopter, by as much as five tons of its cargo;

And in the future, this helicopter M.L. Miles supposed to modernize under the B-12M index. In contrast to the upgrades of the current gene. designers, who after each upgrade increased the cost of the Mi-26, but the flight characteristics remained in their original form, then the B-12M assumed to carry cargo of weight 40. at a distance of 200km. instead of 25. the B-12 and the weight of the weight 30 for the distance 500km. instead of 20. in B-12. We can also recall the modernization of the Mi-6 helicopter, this helicopter came out with a trapezoidal blades, and its maximum speed was = 200k / h. “In November, the 1959goda set an absolute world speed record on it - 262,92 km / h, formerly owned by the USA.” Then wings and rectangular blades were installed on it and in September 1966goda, the crew of the ship's commander B.K. Galitsky flew over the closed 100-km. route with an average speed of 340km / h (MS Yatsunovich 1969g), and the cruising speed increased from 200k / h. to 250 / h., which in principle means cheaper one flight hour by 25%.

But the demise of M.L. A replacement milestone for the B-12 was designed and launched as a more compact Mi-26 heavy helicopter. Here only its compact operation costs the state a pretty penny: one hour of flight already in 2013, cost 600, 000rub. On the route "Ukrainka" - Bureya with cruising speed 260km / h. (there and back 600km.) he gets flying time up to two and a half hours, or 1,5mln. rubles.

Apparently, the general designers of the cost center improved this helicopter according to the principle: "Yes, let the hand of the giver not become scanty" from the state. budget, leaving its flight performance at the original level. As for the fact that he can now fly with the selection of landing sites from the air, he did it from his first flight, for that he and the helicopter!

For our country today it has become natural, as it were, when the government realizes the real projects of the Kamov company by the government, despite the fact that strictly in the interests of the State are necessary the reverse actions, i.e. because of the extreme old age and the excessively high cost of Mi helicopters, Kamov projects should have turned on the green light for a long time!

Yes, no matter how! For example, with 2008, the project of a high-speed helicopter Ka-102 was developed and patented to replace the Mi-6 helicopter, the niche of which has long been empty. If Mi-26 had delivered explosives to Bureya weighing 13 ™ during a flight, then Ka-102 would have brought 10 ™.

or 40 tons of cargo Mi-26 would transport for 3 race, and the Ka-102 would do this work for 4 race, but much cheaper. Here are just for some reason the development of helicopters of domestic projects by the government is not funded, deliberately torpedoing the modern developments of the Kamov company. The impression is that Vashto imposed Vastobka on domestic helicopter development to the government of D. Medvedev Vasobok, therefore, with manic persistence, only production of morally and physically obsolete Mi equipment continues to the detriment of the long-running Ka-62 helicopters

and Ka-32-10AG; Ka-92 high-speed helicopters with a capacity of up to 30 passengers and Ka-102 with a capacity of up to 90 passengers whose projects are gathering dust under the cloth of no visible future.

Maybe the Russian government has ruptured the cost of finance for the construction of a plant for the assembly of the Italian AW139? Yes, plus the support of the American Boeing, to which D. Medvedev allocated as much as $ 7,8 billion? For the president, Russia’s resource-rich Russia, who was then D. Medvedev, in all likelihood did not seem to be such a luxury as such expenses, but US President B. Obama, in a sign of gratitude for this support from Boeing for unemployment, patted D. Medvedev on the back, straight- still fatherly, and almost with a tear in my eyes!

So on the mythical promises of the gene. The cost centers of the government somewhere find money and not small ones: “In 2016, it is planned to conclude an agreement with M. Mil Moscow-Helicopter Plant JSC to develop an advance project of a promising medium-sized commercial helicopter, worth 207 million rubles. Total project financing - 45,6 billion rubles. (Annual report of Rostvertol for 2015 year -

This is the most advanced project “Rachel”: “The project is intended to replace the Mi-8 / 17 helicopters. PSV is an average twin-engine helicopter that will reach 194 nodes (from the author: we think only American style) thanks to "streamlined forms of rotor blades and the fuselage." A helicopter of the weight category 10-12 tons (22 000 - 26 400 pounds) will be able to hold from 21 to 24 passengers. The helicopter, also known as B-37, has the traditional design of one main and one tail rotor. In the basic configuration, it will receive a convertible passenger and cargo salon. PSV will use new turboshaft engines, but details are not being announced yet (14.11.2012 / Aviation Today /).

And since this project is purely mock-up, a high-speed PBV project (prospective combat helicopter) based on Mi-24 has already been forgotten about it on the agenda today, no less valuable for the State (in monetary terms). The project is in the strictest confidence, because a high-speed helicopter with a tail rotor, according to the laws of aerodynamics, cannot even be devised for the illusory option, it is not in print either!

Belyaev Vitaly, especially for