Kamow / Kamov Ka-52 Alligator

Combat Helicopter

Kamow / Kamov Ka-52 © Andrei Nesvetaev
Photo ©: Andrei Nesvetaev (Photos at airliners.net)
The Kamov Ka-52 is a twin-engined two-seat combat helicopter with coaxial rotors developed by the Soviet Design Bureau OKB Kamov (OKB-2), today Kamov JSC, Russia, produced by Arsenyev Aviation Company PROGRESS, JSC.
The Kamov Ka-52 is a two-seat development of the Kamov Ka-50. The Ka-52 is equipped with ejection seats for both pilots.
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelKlimov TW3-117VMA / TV3-117VMA
Engine Power (each)1638 kW2197 shp
Speed350 km/h189 kts
  217 mph
Service Ceiling5.486 m18.000 ft
Range459 km248 NM
285 mi.
Empty Weight7.700 kg16.976 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight11.300 kg24.912 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)3/3
Main Rotor Diameter14,50 m47 ft 7 in
Rotor Disc Area165,1 m1777 ft
Length (Fuselage)13,53 m44 ft 5 in
Length16,00 m52 ft 6 in
Height4,95 m16 ft 3 in
First Flight25.06.1997
Production Statusin production
Developed fromKamow / Kamov Ka-50
NATO CodeHokum
Data for (Version)Kamov / Kamow Ka-52