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Kamov To Sell Helicopters To Turkey?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:27 am

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?


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RE: Kamov To Sell Helicopters To Turkey?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:39 am

The 50-2 is a two seater.


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RE: Kamov To Sell Helicopters To Turkey?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:20 pm

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.


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RE: Kamov To Sell Helicopters To Turkey?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:16 pm

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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RE: Kamov To Sell Helicopters To Turkey?

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