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Ka-52 Alligator (Hokum B) Russian Attack Helicopter

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"PRO_Russian Federation"
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notes"The Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" (Hokum-B) is an upgraded form of the original Ka-50 "Hokum" attack helicopter line. While the Ka-50 utilized a single-seat cockpit, the most notable difference in the new mark is the twin-seat, side-by-side cockpit. The development of this attack helicopter began in 1994 leading to a first flight recorded on June 25th, 1997. While the Ka-52 includes a radar suite, additional crew member, and all-new designation it more or less retains the same form and function as well as armament capabilities of the original. Additionally, the platform supports all-weather, day/night attack environments due to its various upgrades that include FLIR, TV sighting, helmet-mounted sighting, laser rangefinder, and mast-mounted radar antenna. The Ka-52 is billed as an armed reconnaissance and combat platform able to take on the roles of assault, Close-Air Support (CAS), convoy protection, and armed patrols. The helicopter maintains its weaponry under its short wing stub assemblies which allow for four underwing hardpoints. Onboard countermeasures, including signature reduction features, chaff/flare dispensers, and crew/critical systems armoring enhances battlefield survivability. Each pilot is also afforded K-37-800M shock-absorbing ejection seats. The twin-seat arrangement sports control redundancy meaning either pilot can manage the flight control aspects of the helicopter. The avionics suite is all-modern (complete with a high level of automation for reduced crew workloads) and the weapons suite flexible to support a broad range of weaponry. Attention has also been given to reduced maintenance and repair times by providing for better accessibility of key systems and components. The Alligator features the Kamov helicopter trademark coaxial main rotors arrangement (2 x three-bladed systems) which eliminates the need for a countering tail rotor unit (this also increased battlefield survivability to an extent). These main rotors are driven by 2 x Klimov VK-2500 series turboshaft engines which support "hot-and-high" operations as well as cold weather service. Performance includes a maximum speed of 300 km/h with a cruising speed nearing 260 km/h. The ferry range is 1,100 kilometers with a combat radius of about 460 kilometers. Its operational service ceiling reaches 5,500 meters. The Ka-52 carries a 30mm 2A42-1 cannon along the starboard side of its fuselage. There is limited traversal given which requires the pilots to position the entire aircraft in the direction of fire but overall accuracy is said to be better than that of a turreted chin gun seen in other modern attack helicopters. Beyond this standard installation, the wing stubs of the helicopter support Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs), rockets, rocket pods, gun pods, and cannon pods as required. To date, the Ka-52 has only been adopted by the Russian Air Force with possible plans to feature it in the Russian Navy as well dependent upon successful procurement of a new amphibious warship/helicopter carrier. The Air Force is planning on a Ka-52 stock of 140 helicopters with the Navy adding a possible 40 more units."
dateOfIntroduction2008
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"CFE Treaty, Egypt, Russian Federation"
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name"KA52 HOKUM B"
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images
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Ka-52 Alligator; Kamov Ka-52 Alligator ; NATO: Hokum B"
name"Type"
value"Two-seat version of the Ka-50"
name"Mission"
value"Reconnaissance, target designation and assignment, ground communications and combat support"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Kamov"
name"In Service"
value"2008-Present"
name"Crew"
value"2 (pilot, weapons officer)"
units"ea"
name"Blades, Main Rotor"
value"Each rotor has three blades with swept tips"
name"Blades, Tail Rotor"
value"No tail rotor necessary in this configuration"
name"Number of Engines"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Day/Night Capable"
value"Yes, unlike the Ka-50 which is very restricted when operating at night"
name"All Weather Capable"
value"Yes"
name"Takeoff or Landing Limitations"
value"INA"
name"Number of Hard Points"
value"6 total (1 inner, 1 middle, 1 tip on each wing)"
name"Digital Autopilot"
value"Yes"
name"Maximum Pylons Capacity"
value"2,300 kg"
name"Landing Gear"
value"Two-wheel nose landing gear retracts to the rear under the cockpit"
name"Autonomous Mode Capable"
value"Yes"
name"Note #1"
value"The lack of a tail rotor enables the aircraft to perform flat turns within the entire flight speed range"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, with Rotors"
value"16"
units"m"
name"Length, without Rotors"
value"13.53"
units"m"
name"Rotor Diameter"
value"14.50"
units"m"
name"Wingspan"
value"7.34"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"4.95"
units"m"
name"Weight, Empty"
value"8,550"
units"kg"
name"Weight, Takeoff Normal"
value"10,400"
units"kg"
name"Weight, Takeoff Maximum"
value"12,500"
units"kg"
name"Disc Area"
value"330.4 m sq"
name"Payload Capacity"
value"2,800"
units"kg"
name"Rotor Payload"
value"37.80 kg/sq m"
name"Power Payload"
value"2.84 kg/hp"
name"Pylons"
value"6 total (1 inner, 1 middle, 1 tip on each wing)"
name"Pylons Maximum Load"
value"2,000"
units"kg"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"2 x turboshaft Klimov TV3-117VMA-SB3"
name"Engine Type"
value"Turboshaft"
name"Engine Power"
value"2,400 shaft hp each"
name"Speed, Maximum Level"
value"310"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Maximum Dive"
value"350"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Cruise"
value"270"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Backwards"
value"90"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Sideways"
value"80"
units"km/h"
name"Range, Combat Radius"
value"250"
units"km"
name"Range, Normal Radius"
value"520"
units"km"
name"Range, Ferry"
value"1,200"
units"km"
name"Climb Rate"
value"480 m/min"
name"Ceiling Hover"
value"3,600"
units"m"
name"Ceiling Service"
value"5,500"
units"m"
name"Load Factor"
value"3.5 g (max vertical)"
name"Endurance"
value"INA"
name"Side-Mounted Gun"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x Shipunov 2A42,"
name"Type"
value"Autocannon"
name"Caliber"
value"30 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Tulamashzavod"
name"In Service"
value"1980-Present"
name"Length"
value"3.027"
units"m"
name"Barrel Length"
value"2,416"
units"mm"
name"Barrels"
value"1"
units"ea"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated"
name"Rate of Fire, Low"
value"200 to 300 rds/min"
name"Rate of Fire, High"
value"550-800 rds/min (high)"
name"Effective Firing Range (AP-t)"
value"2,000"
units"m"
name"Maximum Firing Range (HEI)"
value"4,000"
units"m"
name"Azimuth"
value"-2 deg 30 min to 9 deg"
name"Elevation"
value"-37 deg to 3 deg 30 min"
name"Feed System"
value"Twin Feed"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Name"
value"3UOF8"
name"Type"
value"HEI"
name"Caliber"
value"30"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"30 × 165"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"960"
units"m/s"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"INA"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"389"
units"grams"
name"Bursting Charge"
value"49"
units"grams"
name"Note"
value"armor-piercing and high-fragmentation incendiary, pilot/gunner selectable"
name"Basic Load"
value"460"
units"ea"
name"Wing Mounted Weapons"
sections
name"Rocket System"
properties
name"Name"
value"S-8 Rocket"
name"Type"
value"Rocket"
name"Rocket Pod Type"
value"B series of rocket pods, carrying either seven or 20 rockets."
name"Number of Rocket Pods"
value"4"
units"ea"
name"Rocket Length"
value"1.56"
units"m"
name"Rocket Diameter"
value"80"
units"mm"
name"Launch Weight"
value"11.5"
units"kg"
name"Warhead Type"
value"HEAT"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"3.6"
units"kg"
name"Motor"
value"BIK-2D motor powder"
name"Fuze Type"
value"N-26A fuze"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"4"
units"km"
name"Minimum Effective Range"
value"1.3"
units"km"
name"Speed"
value"692"
units"m/s"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"350 mm versus RHA"
name"Basic Load"
value"80 separate S-80 Rockets in four B-8 Series Rocket Pods"
units"ea"
name"Missile System"
properties
name"Name"
value"R-60 Missile (AA-8 Aphid")"
name"Type"
value"Short-range lightweight infrared homing air-to-air missile"
name"In Service"
value"1974-Present"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Vympel"
name"Length"
value"2,090"
units"mm"
name"Diameter"
value"120"
units"mm"
name"Wingspan"
value"390"
units"mm"
name"Warhead Type"
value"3"
units"kg"
name"Engine"
value"Solid-fuel rocket engine"
name"Guidance System"
value"Infrared Homing"
name"Detonation mechanism"
value"Proximity"
name"Operational Range"
value"8"
units"km"
name"Flight Altitude"
value"20,000"
units"m"
name"Speed"
value"Mach 2.7"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Note"
value"The Ka-52 can also equip R-73 X-25ML (AA-11 Archer) missiles"
name"Anti-Tank Guided Missile System"
properties
name"Name"
value"9K121 Vikhr (AT-16 Scallion)"
name"Type"
value"Laser-Guided ATGM Missile"
name"In Service"
value"1985-Present"
name"Length"
value"2.80"
units"m"
name"Diameter"
value"130"
units"mm"
name"Wingspan"
value"380"
units"mm"
name"Missile Weight"
value"45"
units"kg"
name"Warhead Type"
value"Tandem HEAT charge"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"8-12"
units"kg"
name"Armor Penetration (ERA)"
value"1,000"
units"mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"12"
units"ea"
name"Detonation Mechanism"
value"Proximity and Impact"
name"Engine"
value"Solid-fuel rocket"
name"Propellant"
value"Sold Fuel"
name"Operational Range"
value"10-12"
units"km"
name"Speed"
value"600"
units"m/s"
name"Guidance System"
value"Laser beam riding"
properties
name"Note"
value"The ka-52 can also equip: INNER PYLON Rockets: B-8 V-20 80-mm rocket pod carrying 20 S-80 rockets Bombs: UPK-23-250 250-kg FAB-250 bomb 500-kg FAB-500 bomb 500-kg KAB-500Kr bomb KMGU cluster bomb Anti-Radar: Kh-25MP (AS-10 Kegler) missile MIDDLE PYLON: Anti-Tank: 6 x Vikhir-M (AT-9 Whirlwind) laser-guided missiles Rockets: B-8 V-20 80-mm rocket pod carrying 20 S-80 rockets B-13 122-mm rocket pod carrying 5 S-13 rockets Bombs: 250-kg FAB-250 bomb 500-kg FAB-500 bomb 500-kg KAB-500Kr bomb KMGU cluster bomb Other: ECM/aiming containers fuel tank aiming stations for Ka-50 TIP PYLON: Anti-Air: 2 or 4 Igla-V (SA-16 Gimlet)"
name"Fire Control and Electronics"
properties
name"Fire Control System Type"
value"Samshit-E system"
name"Fire Control Radar"
value"Arbalet Radar"
name"Sighting System"
value"Shkval electro-optical sighting system"
name"Digital or Analog Cockpit"
value"Digital"
name"Direct Fire Control"
value"Yes"
name"Laser Designator"
value"Yes"
name"Laser Rangefinder"
value"Yes"
name"Night Vision"
value"Samshit-E optics"
name"Position Location System"
value"Yes"
name"IFF"
value"Yes, Slap Shot System"
name"Heads Up Display (HUD)"
value"Yes"
name"Helmet-Mounted Display"
value"Yes, TopOwl helmet-mounted sight display"
name"Data Link"
value"Yes, with ground units"
name"Infrared Camera"
value"Yes"
name"Flight Computer"
value"Multi-level digital flight computer"
name"Navigation System"
value"Nadir-10 navigation system"
name"Autonomous Mode Capable"
value"Yes"
name"Radar Warning Receiver"
value"Pastel (L-150) radar warning receiver"
name"Laser Warning System"
value"Mak (L-136) infrared and Otklik (L-140) laser warning systems"
name"Turett Sensor"
value"GOES-451 sensor"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Armor"
value"Protection against 12.7-mm armor-piercing bullets and 23-mm projectile fragments"
name"Cockpit Glass"
value"INA"
name"Stealth Properties"
value"No"
name"Heat Signature Reduction"
value"Yes, Exhaust infrared (IR) suppressors"
name"Add on Armor"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"EW Counter System"
value"Yes, passive and active electronic warfare systems"
name"Counter Measures (Chaff/Flares)"
value"Yes, can be loaded on pylons as required"
name"Decoys"
value"23-mm rejector pods loaded on tip pylons as required, 32 decoys per pod"
name"Ejection System"
value"K-37-800 rocket-assisted"
name"Automatic Fire Suppression System"
value"Yes, autonomous fire-extinguishing system"
name"Blast Proof Fuel Tanks"
value"Yes"
name"Note"
value"Armored, self-sealing composite fuel cells are buried in the fuselage."
name"CVI: WEFT"
properties
name"Wings"
value"Coaxial contra-rotating rotor blades. Weapon load mount wings are straight."
name"Engine"
value"Engine vector exhaust, Dual air inlets."
name"Fuselage"
value"2 x pilots sit side-by-side under wide canopy, Large airplane-type nose to house the radar system, Retractable landing gear. 30mm chain gun mounted on fuselage (right side)."
name"Tail"
value"No tail rotor in this configuration. Single vertical stabilizer."
variants
name"Kamov V-80"
notes"Prototype version for Ka-50."
name"Kamov Ka-50"
notes"Single-seat version."
page"Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum A) Russian Attack Helicopter"
name"Kamov Ka-50N"
notes"Ka-50 with night attack capability."
name"Kamov Ka-50Sh"
notes"Ka-50 with improved night attack capability."
name"Kamov Ka-50-2 "Erdogan""
notes"Version with a two-seat tandem cockpit."
name"Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator""
notes"Highly upgraded version with a two-seat side-by-side cockpit for the Russian Air Force."
name"Kamov Ka-52K "Katran""
notes"Naval version with folding blade and reinforced landing gear, wing shortened for basing on ships and the possibility of using Kh-35 anti-ship missile."
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