The Engineering Behind the Russian KA-52 Attack Helicopter

The Engineering Behind the Russian KA-52 Attack Helicopter

The Russian KA-52 “Alligator” helicopter was designed in the 1990s for the Russian army, and it is currently still in use.  Designing an attack helicopter for some of the world’s top militaries is a little different process than designing a commercial vehicle. The alligator is a 2 seat variant to the Kamov KA-50 “Black Shark” designed in the 1980s. Designed to destroy enemy tanks and armored vehicles, this helicopter has the highest thrust to weight ratio in its class, powered by 2 VK 2500 engines each producing upwards of 2,400 HP. Check out some more of the features of this scout/attack helicopter below.

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