Syrian air forces continue bombing terrorist targets using Ka-28 helicopters (an export version of the Ka-27), reports Messenger of Mordovia.
“This is not the first time that Ka-28 helicopters have been used against ground targets. Apparently, this is due to a gradual decrease in the shock park of the Syrians aviation. The Ka-28 can carry 250 kg bombs, ”writes Roman Katkov, the author of the publication, citing military expert Yuri Lyamin.
According to the agency, now the Syrian air force is operating 4 such helicopters. The weight of the machine can reach 12-ti, the mass of the transported load - 4t (or 5t - on the suspension). Speed - up to 290 km / h, combat radius - 200 km.
“Although Ka-28 is used for strikes against ground targets, as they say, not from a good life, these helicopters are coping with new tasks quite successfully,” the author concludes.
Syrians turned Ka-28 into a bomber
- Photos used:
- imp-navigator.livejournal.com, Encyclopedia of Syrian military