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Kamov To Sell Helicopters To Turkey?  
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4936 times:

MOSCOW, 12 Aug (Reuters) - Russian aircraft maker Kamov said on Tuesday it was on track to supply 145 of its Ka-50-2 combat helicopters to Turkey over six years. "We have practically initialled the contract with Turkey and we will finalise it by the end of 2003," Sergei Mikheev, the company's chief designer, told reporters. (...)"

http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/030812/arms_turkey_helicopters_1.html

Looks as if Bell lost an important customer for the upgraded AH-1Z. Granted, Israel is quite experienced in modification works on non-western aircraft but still, why a Russian 1-seater for a NATO member country and not the - let's say - A129?


The Kamov KA-60 "Black Shark"



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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4880 times:

The 50-2 is a two seater.


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4871 times:

You are right, the Ka-50-2 "Erdogan" is indeed a tandem twin-sitter. Thank you.

Edit: Pardon the wrong subtitle under the picture above. The correct designation is Ka-50-2 Erdogan.


[Edited 2003-08-17 12:24:34]


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

It appears it was supposed to feature the side by side seating as on the Ka-52, but the Turks wanted a tandem arrangement for some reason.

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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4906 times:



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