Aviation Photo #2643938 Kamov Ka-52 Alligator - Russia - Air Force

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    Alex Beltyukov - RuSpotters Team
    Russia - Air Force
    Kamov Ka-52 Alligator
    Kamov Ka-50/52
    Kamov Ka-50/52
    51 white
    In Flight
    April 2015
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Photo Added: May 22, 2015

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2 years ago
Mean machine. Excellent shot.
2 years ago
Such a unique angle. Breath taking. How does a helo like this swing the tail around without a tail rotor?
2 years ago
What are those squiggly lines on the canopy windows, they don't eject out of there do they?
2 years ago
As is usual for Mr. Beltyukov, truly excellent photography. The detail is all that could be asked for. To the poster asking about the squiggly lines, you are right, this helicopter does have ejection seats. As proud as I may be to be part of American aviation (and I am proud), I have to hand it to the Russians here; ejection seats on helicopters are way overdue. Bravo to the forward-thinking Russians on this one.
2 years ago
Using the contra-rotating coaxial rotor system allows you to get rid of the tail rotor. Indeed, the torques produced by the 2 engines cancel each other out.
Also, I don't know about the Ka-52 but I do know that the pilots can eject with the Ka-50, explosives blow the blades away and the pilot is then ejected out of the cockpit.

Fantastic shot!
2 years ago
In the event of an emergency, the cockpit canopy broken down while catapulting pilots.
2 years ago
What a fantastic shot, you are right too about the blades being blown away before a pilot ejects in an emergency, otherwise he'll end up like sliced salami!
2 years ago


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