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Coachman, do not ride horses!

Coachman, do not ride horses!



ABU DHABI, 20 Feb - RIA Novosti.

The Russian Helicopters holding expects an increase in demand for Ka-52 attack helicopters among foreign customers in the near future, CEO of the company Andrei Boginsky told reporters on Monday during the IDEX-2017 arms exhibition.

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"We see that the interest in this helicopter is growing from foreign customers, and we assume that orders for this helicopter will only grow, because the machine has a number of unique characteristics, it exists in a" land "and" ship "version," he said. ...

The fact that "interest in this helicopter is increasing from foreign customers" is not unexpected, because today it is the best combat helicopter in the world. But I am confused by the possible unpredictability of such a process: are there any guarantees that in the future this very formidable helicopter with powerful weapons and highly maneuverable helicopter will not end up in the enemy's camp? I believe that the general director of the holding, A. Boginsky, should once again think carefully according to the saying: “Measure seven times - cut one”.

“For us in conditions of an unfriendly environment, certain external and internal difficulties, the most important condition is national security. First of all, these are issues of military and technological security, the possibility of providing our army with competitive means of struggle "- said the vice-president of" Soyuzmash "Vladimir Gutenev. It's no secret that our borders are surrounded by NATO troops and continue to grow both in technology and in personnel, in particular in the Baltic States! And we know very well that just like that - even the chiriy does not jump up!     

I believe that in terms of export, the Mi-52NM, ready for serial production, can replace the Ka-28 helicopter. Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Yuri Borisov: “The Mi-28NM has all the advantages of a helicopter that is in demand on the market today. Finish tests now ”(The Armed Forces will receive the“ helicopter of the future ”by 2018. POLITRUSSIA10 August 2016).

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So it is necessary to exhibit this, according to A. Mikheev, "a perfect combat vehicle" for export, and our army aviation should be equipped only with Ka-52 and Ka-50 helicopters, because the combat pair: the leading Ka-52 and the slave Ka-50 there is no better today and in the near future - not expected!

The differences in the technique of piloting coaxial helicopters and the classical scheme told military pilot Ka -27:   “I got acquainted with this helicopter at the end of distant 80's, when I served in the Syzransky Air Force Academy. Our 484 training and helicopter regiment had a mixed composition, and it included three squadrons of the Mi-24 and one Ka-27PL. Kamov machines were used to train future pilots of naval aviation. On flights, this car was strikingly different from my usual Mi-8 and Mi-24. Helicopters differed not only constructively, but also by their behavior in the air, especially at low speeds.

A strong, gusty sideways wind when you approach the landing feel skin, especially on Mi-24. The helicopter, like a weathervane, constantly wants to turn in the wind, resists control. Hold the point of hovering with a gusty sidewind is difficult, Mi-24 with every impulse "gets on its heels." As for Ka-27, there is a feeling that he simply does not notice the wind. In the hovering mode with strong gusts it turns like a whirl on its point, but it does not leave the set point. And a huge help to the pilot at this moment is provided by the onboard flight-navigation complex (PNK), and, of course, the constructive scheme of the helicopter itself plays an important role.

The Ka-27 helicopter is built according to a twin-screw coaxial scheme, with two TV3-117ВК gas turbine engines and a four-bearing chassis. The coaxial scheme without a tail rotor on the basis of the helicopter’s design gave the vehicle increased maneuverability, increased flight safety from ships and gave the helicopter maximum compactness. The latter is especially important for carrier-based aircraft. ”          

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It is not difficult to guess that in combat units the Ka-32-10AG is clearly preferable to the Mi-171A2, which carries 1,5 tons. less, but most importantly, it is very dangerous when maneuvering near the ground, which is especially dangerous when landing troops and taking out wounded soldiers. And it is strange that with the launch of the series, the Government of the Russian Federation did the opposite!

But who, if not the commander-in-chief of the Aerospace Forces, Colonel-General V. Bondarev, should take care of their pilots, and not least about the crews of combat helicopters, which directly affects the successful completion of combat missions, and therefore the guaranteed protection of our Motherland!


Repeat traveled.

“A new light helicopter is being developed in Russia, the serial production of which will begin in 2020-2021. A message about this was published on the website of the Russian Helicopters Corporation on Wednesday, March 15. “For the Russian Helicopters holding, this is a new market segment, so we have several tasks before us. First, create a product that is attractive to both commercial customers and personal use. Secondly, to enter new markets for us, including Europe and the United States, through the certification of a helicopter in these countries, ”the words of Andrey Boginsky, General Director of the holding, are quoted in the statement. Russian Helicopters lacks a light commercial vehicle... The technical design of the helicopter is currently being developed. In 2017, it is planned to apply for machine certification. The helicopter is performed according to a coaxial rotor arrangement. The maximum take-off weight will be about 1600 kilograms, the range - 760 kilometers. Load - 730 kilograms or five people on board. The cruising speed of the 230 vehicle is kilometers per hour, and the ceiling is over six kilometers. ”  

It is surprising that JSC Kamov has long had such a helicopter: Ka-115, which fully meets these requirements, but the general director of the holding A. Boginsky: “The technical design of the helicopter is currently being developed. In the 2017 year, it is planned to submit an application for certification of the machine. The helicopter is executed according to a coaxial rotor arrangement. ”           

This is the helicopter for which JSC Russian Helicopters is "developing a technical design."

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 “The helicopter meets international standards for reliability, resource, flight safety, and comfortable conditions for the pilot and passengers. FIRST FLIGHT is expected in 1999!

The new design of the coaxial rotor transmission with reduced vibration and noise, sound-proof cabin interior lining provide comfort in it at the level of the automobile.

Vitalii Belyaev


You can not sell new military equipment. It's proved with a sniper rifle. Naturally, the enemy will want to acquire it and then ... both morally and physically, ours will carry the damage. Who needs death from their weapons ?!

Even Americans admit that the traditional scheme has outlived its usefulness, the future of the coaxial! All of their advanced development coaxial! Poor that our time does not have patented this scheme :(

In fact, a patent does not help in such cases, if you do it not for export, but for yourself. However, especially arrogant guys like the Chinese do not hesitate to export "one-piece" equipment ...


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