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Russian ‘Flying Crocodile’ helicopter participates in destroying IS in Syria

Russian 'Flying Crocodile' helicopter participates in destroying IS in Syria 0
Russian 'Flying Crocodile' helicopter participates in destroying IS in Syria 0

Kamov Ka-52 `Alligator` (NATO designation: Hokum B) is a two-seat attack helicopter developed by the Soviet Union in the early 1980s, based on the basic design of the Ka-50 `Black Shark` model.

Kamov Ka-52 `Alligator` (NATO designation: Hokum B) is a two-seat attack helicopter developed by the Soviet Union in the early 1980s, based on the basic design of the Ka-50 `Black Shark` model.

Russian 'Flying Crocodile' helicopter participates in destroying IS in Syria

A special feature of the Ka-52 is the coaxial propeller system, using two sets of propellers rotating in opposite directions, instead of one large fan shaft and a small set of propellers on the tail.

Coaxial propellers allow the Ka-52 to perform very flexible maneuvers, not inferior to flat-wing aircraft.

A special feature of the Ka-52 is the coaxial propeller system, using two sets of propellers rotating in opposite directions, instead of one large fan shaft and a small set of propellers on the tail.

Coaxial propellers allow the Ka-52 to perform very flexible maneuvers, not inferior to flat-wing aircraft.

Russian 'Flying Crocodile' helicopter participates in destroying IS in Syria

The Ka-52 can perform reconnaissance missions, as well as attack enemy mobile and fixed targets such as fortifications, armored vehicles, infantry and even aircraft at low altitudes.

The Ka-52 can perform reconnaissance missions, as well as attack enemy mobile and fixed targets such as fortifications, armored vehicles, infantry and even aircraft at low altitudes.

Russian 'Flying Crocodile' helicopter participates in destroying IS in Syria

The helicopter is equipped with many modern electronic and reconnaissance systems.

The helicopter is equipped with many modern electronic and reconnaissance systems.

Russian 'Flying Crocodile' helicopter participates in destroying IS in Syria

Pilots sit side by side in the cockpit, instead of sitting front-to-back like the AH-64 Apache and Mi-28N attack helicopters.

Pilots sit side by side in the cockpit, instead of sitting front-to-back like the AH-64 Apache and Mi-28N attack helicopters.

Russian 'Flying Crocodile' helicopter participates in destroying IS in Syria

Ka-52 is also the first helicopter in the world equipped with an escape system.

Ka-52 is also the first helicopter in the world equipped with an escape system.

The Russian Air Force is using the Ka-52 for low-level airstrike missions in Syria, targeting terrorist targets.

The Russian Air Force is using the Ka-52 for low-level airstrike missions in Syria, targeting terrorist targets.

Pilots must undergo rigorous training in a simulation chamber before being able to control this modern aircraft.

Pilots must undergo rigorous training in a simulation chamber before being able to control this modern aircraft.

Many countries are negotiating with Russia to buy Ka-52 helicopters.

Many countries are negotiating with Russia to buy Ka-52 helicopters.

The Russian Air Force has just commissioned an independent squadron specializing in operating the Ka-52 in the Krasnodar region, bordering Western Europe.

The Russian Air Force has just commissioned an independent squadron specializing in operating the Ka-52 in the Krasnodar region, bordering Western Europe.

The power of the Russian Ka-52 ‘Crocodile’ helicopter

Ka-52 helicopters participated in live fire.

Tu Quynh (Photo: Sputnik)

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