Heavy aircraft-carrying Cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” is ready to take newest ship-launched attack helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”. About this at a meeting with the Russian President in the Kremlin, said Commander cruisers, Captain 1-St rank Sergey Artamonov.
“In this campaign, we have experienced the latest deck helicopter Ka-52, which has justified the trust conferred on him, especially in matters of defence vessel, in solving problems on the main direction, and we are waiting for the adoption of this helicopter for armament” – Sergey Artamonov was quoted by the official Kremlin website.
We remind that the hike of ship strike group of the Northern fleet to the coast of Syria began on 16 October last year and ended on February 9 this year, when the ships returned to the base of the Northern fleet in Severomorsk.
In this campaign, 15 November last year, for the first time in the history of combat use of deck aircraft Su-33. Two months of military service pilots “Admiral Kuznetsov” fulfilled 420 combat sorties, stricken more than 1200 objects of the terrorists in the territory of Syria.
It is worth mentioning that Ka-52 “Alligator” is a modification of the attack helicopter Ka-50 “Black Shark”. Maximum speed 350 km/h, range-1200 kilometers, altitude-5500 meters, 10 meters-climb for second. Crew – two people, the pilot and navigator.
The main feature of the naval version of the “Alligator” are folding carrying blades, allowing the place helicopter in hangar on aircraft carrier.
Combat use of the Ka-52 first took video
Original: “Адмирал Кузнецов” готов принять на вооружение “Аллигаторы”