In creating the sophisticated Ka-50 fight helicopter in 1977 at the time the fleet of the Soviet Army’s combat helicopters was comprised of Mi- 24s. In terms of performance they could not test the brand-new American AH- 64 “Apache” fire support helicopter, which was at that time being created. Several helicopter arrangements as well as were researched, as “Kamov” developers attempted to develop a brand-new superior battle machine. The experience in Vietnam and also in Afghanistan had revealed the reduced survivability of the classic single-rotor helicopter as a result of its susceptible tail rotor and also expanded rotor drive.
The benefits of an aerodynamically symmetrical coaxial major blades came to the fore. Such a rotor guarantees less complicated helicopter control both in the handbook and, extra significantly, automatic setting, exceptional manoeuvrability, take-off and touchdown in windy weather. Furthermore, the coaxial rotor substantially enhances helicopter survivability, makes the blades drive more portable and also considerably minimizes engine power losses. Today, Ka-50 is the world’s ideal helicopter in regards to effective use of engine power.
Many of us without question can recall one of Russia’s MiG-29 as well as its world popular feat aerobatics nicknamed “the bell”, or Su-27’s “Pugachov cobra”, which shock both specialists and spectators. Ka- 50 also has its own aerobatic our de force: no other maker can implement the supposed “channel” as flawlessly as Ka-50. In actual reality, the “funnel” is an element of aerobatics, ensuring focus of helicopter fire on identify targets. Furthermore, continuous variation of the helicopter in the “funnel” in azimuth and also altitude makes adversary timing extremely hard. The Ka-50 can sideslip at 80 km/h or move in reverse at 90 km/h. It just takes a couple of seconds to turn around flight instructions. Ka-50 is the only craft worldwide which can float motionlessly for twelve hours in succession! The priorities of the “Kamov” company expand far beyond its unmatched experience in the theory and practice of structure coaxial rotor helicopters. In 1965, the company began releasing fibre glass rotor blades in their helicopters 10 years prior to the remainder of the world. Similar fourth- generation blades are now being installed in Ka-50. Among the Ka- 50’s rotor blades sustained 30 openings caused by automated gunfire to test the helicopter’s survivability. The craft proceeded flying for 80 accident- totally free hours.
The Ka-50’s fight power is based basically on anti-tank directed rockets and cannon fire. Often, after that a helicopter attacks tanks, it comes to be a great adversary target. Ka- 50 is able to counter this hazard with its “Vikhr” supersonic anti-tank rockets, with a maximum series of 10 km. This tool helps in reducing the time spent by the helicopter in the shooting area, exceeding at the same time the efficient range of adversary anti-aircraft rockets. The combination warhead of the supersonic rocket consists of a number of various fuses. All these elements, integrated with a high-accuracy jam-proof assistance system, makes sure effective interaction of various targets, consisting of armoured targets (with dynamically safeguarded armour up to 900 mm thick) as well as air-borne targets flying at a rate of as much as 800 km/h, utilizing the same type of ammo. The missile is renowned for its stealth: the enemy just detects the attack when hit. This tool is characterized by lower reserves, which might well be used to boost its combat abilities. Comprehensive firing tests have proved the superb top qualities of the automated guidance system: small-size targets are beat at optimal varieties much more effectively.
The powerful 30 mm weapon was obtained from the Military and also in terms of ammunition completely standard with the one made use of in the BMP-2 mechanized infantry car. The 2A42 weapon has a selectable rate of fire and also permits careful ammo supply from two 6.5 grendel ammo for sale boxes filled with armour-piercing and also high-explosive noises. Such layout increases gun performance by greater than 30 percent in fire against light armour or air-borne targets. The barrel life allows one to discharge the complete 500-round lots continuously without intermediate air conditioning. The BMP-2’s as well as the Army combat helicopter’s weapon mount has actually shown trusted in problems of severe dirt. The weapon setup in Ka-50 is rather uncommon. To maintain high precision of fire together with other impressive residential properties, the gun is installed in the helicopter’s centre of gravity.
This ensures stamina requirements and also eliminates any kind of demand for extra support of the structure. Furthermore, this factor helps in reducing the recoil effect, helicopter weight as well as preserve the center of gravity, as the rounds are used up. The electro hydraulic servo drive provides for the vertical and straight activities of the barrel to maintain the line of fire. The 2A42 weapons install “Kamov” professionals in the advancement and operation of avionics. The contract for an integrated electronic weapons control and avionics system was granted to a specialized firm, which established comparable systems for MiG and Su single-seat fighters. The Ka-50’s team was thus and the “Vikhr” missiles are created by a group of tool developers headed by A.G. Shipunov, corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Different Ka-50 weaponry versions have actually been recommended to far better adapt the craft to the existing fleet of army fight helicopters as well as enable firing versus various targets. Ordnance products are attached to four suspension installations, which can get practically any kind of air-borne tool: pylon locks’ load-carrying capability comprises the only constraint. To utilize the entire ordnance variety, no changes in the design or formula of the weapons control system are called for.
The tool pylons can be slanted. Owing to a 10-degree downward deflection, the pylons can convey, to a specific degree, brand-new homes to the conventional weapons suspended on them. Fuel containers may be counted on all suspension installations, whenever necessary.
For battle helicopter group operations, Ka-50 has the requisite devices and also obtains reconnaissance data from numerous guidance systems. The gotten information are likewise displayed on the windscreen indicator.