Friday, June 24, 2022

First Egypt’s Ka-52 Aligator attack helicopter spotted in Russia

The first Ka-52 Aligator attack helicopter with desert camo of the Egyptian Air Force was spotted at the Progress factory in Arsenyev, Russia.

The first photo of Ka-52 of the Egyptian Air Force was released by Hammer Head.

Egypt’s Defence Ministry will get 46 Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters in 2017-2019.


In September 2016, Egypt and Russia signed a training agreement, which will see Egyptian pilots train for the Ka-52 in Russia.

The Ka-52 is equipped with four hardpoints under its wings, which can take on laser-guided anti-tank missiles, rockets, air-to-air missiles, and laser-guided bombs. Powered by two VK-2500 turboshaft engines, the Ka-52K has a cruising speed of 260 km/h and a maximum speed of 300 km/h.  The Alligator has an operational range of 460 km and ferry range of 1,100 km.

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