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The photo from the cabin of Ka-52 "Nile crocodile" was released

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A photograph appeared on the Internet from the cockpit of a Nile crocodile attack helicopter. 46 Ka-52 are currently one of the most advanced vehicles in service with the Egyptian Air Force.


The photo from the cabin of Ka-52 "Nile crocodile" was released


A photo taken from the cockpit of the Ka-52 attack helicopter Nile Crocodile was published on social networks. The frame shows how a helicopter, accompanied by a similar machine, flies over the desert.

The Nile Alligator (Crocodile) is the Alligator version of the Russian Ka-52 helicopter designed for the Egyptian Air Force. In 2015, Cairo purchased the Mistral universal landing ships built for the Russian Navy. The ships were adapted for the use of Ka-52 Katran helicopters - a marine version with folding blades and improved anti-corrosion properties.

Cairo then signed a contract with Moscow for the supply of 78 cars: of the 32 were decked, and 46 were special versions designed for the climatic conditions of Egypt and the Middle East. They also received the name "Nile Crocodile".

In September 2016, Egypt and Russia signed an agreement according to which the initial composition of 30 Egyptian pilots and 70 ground crews was to train in the Russian Federation.



The helicopter is widely used anti-corrosion materials. Also, additional cooling systems are installed on the machine, the fuselage structure is reinforced. In addition to everything, as a measure to reduce flight weight in hot climates, the designers of the machine managed to reduce the weight of the chassis.

The machine is equipped with an optoelectronic targeting system OES-52. In addition, the helicopter’s equipment includes the President-S missile system and Arbalet-52 radar. A helicopter can detect ground targets at a distance of up to 25 km, airborne targets - up to 15 km.

In early June 2019, the Egyptian Air Force announced that the Ka-52 officially became part of the Air Force. It is known that some of the cars were located at the Wadi al-Jandali airbase (Al-Katamiya / Al-Hatamiya). The airfield is the home of the 550 Assault Helicopter Brigade, whose 51 Squadron is equipped with the AH-64D Longbow Apache.

Despite the fact that deliveries were ahead of schedule, the Ka-52 Nile Crocodile experienced technical problems during its commissioning. According to media reports, the engines lost power in various flight modes, there were also problems with night vision and navigation systems, as well as other avionics.

It was reported that these issues were at the heart of Egypt's decision to buy 10 AH-64E Apache Guardians. It was then that the manufacturer was actively engaged in eliminating the shortcomings, using the experience of the Syrian campaign. Judging by the statement of the Egyptian Air Force on the inclusion of helicopters in their composition, Kamov managed to overcome the shortcomings.
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  1. kva555
    kva555 13 August 2019 00: 00
    -4
    Katran know, Kataran Mataran I don't know ... wassat
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 13 August 2019 00: 07
      -1
      Kataran - Sea Catamaran wassat
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 13 August 2019 01: 07
        0
        Two katran - already a matran, and then a catamaran. wassat
        1. maxim947
          maxim947 13 August 2019 09: 22
          +4
          Ka-52 are currently one of the most advanced vehicles in service with the Egyptian Air Force

          Not one of .., but the most perfect.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 13 August 2019 17: 51
            +1
            And here I am, where am I scolding him? Beautiful car, as far as I know according to flyers from our site. I myself have never been an aviator, but I need to understand jokes. hi
          2. KrokodilGena
            KrokodilGena 14 August 2019 21: 53
            0
            Quote: maxim947
            Not one of .., but the most perfect

            Do you know why all manufacturers of purely combat helicopters prefer the arrangement one after the other, with the exception of "Crocodile", an exception in the sense of a universal cargo compartment, while the pilots sit one after the other? In order to reduce the ESR from the front, the Tiger 6m2 has a frontal projection, which in turn has measures to reduce the ESR, it is a completely Kevlar-composite muzzle and shape. In Ka 52, the frontal projection was not created at all taking into account the decrease in EPR and, accordingly, it is seen better. Also, the Ka-52 does not have an overhead radar, which, with such a high sleeve, will make the car even higher, and the vibration at the end of this sleeve does not allow installing the radar yet, this is a serious minus. Therefore, in general, they will put on the Mi-28, while the Ka-52 can be driven against the barmaley, or against sea targets.
    2. Dym71
      Dym71 13 August 2019 00: 17
      +16
      Quote: kva555
      Kataran-Mataran I do not know ..

      There are different cases wink
  2. Nycomed
    Nycomed 13 August 2019 00: 33
    +2
    The Egyptians made the right choice, especially since the Mistrals that were originally built for us were sharpened for this type of helicopter. Well, as for the imperfections, some of our generals, who visited Syria, called our helicopters ““ blind and deaf. ”But did you draw conclusions? They brought them to mind. And the Egyptian Kamovtsy will also bring them to mind.
    1. bukhach
      bukhach 13 August 2019 02: 08
      +6
      But why only after Syria did the helicopters become “blind and deaf?” And before that company, our helicopters did not take part in hostilities? Or then everything was in openwork and, suddenly, everything became bad? And this is in a low-intensity conflict when there is time fix something. And if full-scale hostilities, but with an equal enemy, then what?
      1. abc_alex
        abc_alex 13 August 2019 07: 20
        +7
        But because the Kama lobby in general uniforms is still in effect. And blocks any information about the car, except for positive. The fact that the car is blind (by the way, both helicopters and Mi-28 are too blind) is known to those who directly participated in the competition, to the developers. But they themselves will not spoil life. Therefore, no one will release objective data and conclusions.
        1. yehat
          yehat 13 August 2019 17: 34
          +1
          even about the mi-28 night hunter about the night mode they say that oh how not just with him.
          in addition to the usual fatigue of working with night vision devices, there are other problems.
          1. Archivist Vasya
            Archivist Vasya 13 August 2019 17: 49
            0
            Yes, there was a lot of information about the problem of night vision devices or "death to pilots". But there was news that this defect was eliminated, but is it so. And how effective. Who here from the community flies on hunters?
            1. yehat
              yehat 13 August 2019 17: 51
              +1
              facts indirectly say that very few are ready for Mi-28 pilots who are completely ready for work.
              this indicates the presence of difficulties.
          2. abc_alex
            abc_alex 13 August 2019 19: 27
            +7
            Quote: yehat
            even about the mi-28 night hunter about the night mode they say that oh how not just with him.

            Not easy to fly looking at the screen. And you have to do just that, especially at night. So in the front-line aviation, no one has done before. Therefore, it’s difficult to train pilots, because there’s no one to teach them.
            There are two stories with the devices themselves. Real, related to what I wrote above. Pilots are afraid to pilot a car at night, take off and land without direct visual control. It became clear when the first military pilots got at the helm. To make life easier for them, these ill-fated night vision goggles were introduced into the helicopter’s additional equipment kit. Which gave rise to a second story, moronic.
            It turns out that in Syria, contrary to all instructions, separately taken comrades preferred not to take off these same glasses at night sorties. It is completely impossible to understand the logic of their actions: not only do regular flight systems see further and better, but also the illumination and luminosity of the instruments in the cockpit are designed for normal human vision, and not for the eyes behind the noctovizer. But apparently it was critically important for someone to look out the window, even if there was no visible nichrome.
            Naturally, since these glasses belong to the first generations of noctvisors in our army, and are not adapted for wearing and especially piloting, the inventors received the whole set of charms and beauties of using technology for other purposes. Both hemorrhoids and redness of the eyes. :) And everything would have ended with the specification of job descriptions, but then this former general included his opinion. Well, let some representatives of our press just spit on domestic equipment. And away we go! It turned out that "everything is bad", "nothing is visible" and in general all were spitefully thrown by scoundrels-designers. Although in fact there was a typical example of an army dolbo ..... But since the hi was raised, well, the cockpit lighting had to be changed.

            So there are no more problems with the night channel on the Mi-28N than with any complex equipment: it requires competent use.
            1. seregatara1969
              seregatara1969 14 August 2019 08: 32
              0
              these desert eagles so much wanted to learn how to pilot our helicopters, they resolutely wanted to learn Russian immediately (and all the documentation on the terms of the contract was in aglitsky). For technical problems, they also added pluses. So our specialists compote about the transfer of equipment and the training of flyers
    2. solovald
      solovald 13 August 2019 05: 39
      +2
      Quote: Nycomed
      The right choice was made by the Egyptians

      Yes, there wasn’t any choice ... there were conditions that were put forward by us to the French during the resale of the Mistral, that Egypt would purchase Katran by weight.
      1. abc_alex
        abc_alex 13 August 2019 07: 24
        +3
        Still cooler. Ka-52K has unique geometric parameters. It is much shorter than any attack helicopter of its class. But it is higher. Under it, the hangars on the ship were specially redesigned.
        So no one else will just fit in there. If shock.
    3. Vita vko
      Vita vko 13 August 2019 06: 22
      +6
      Quote: Nycomed
      As for the imperfections, some of our generals, who visited Syria, called our helicopters “blind and deaf.” But did you draw conclusions?

      This is all the problems of Russian technologies. After all, before Egypt and Syria, the Ka-52 passed "successful" state and acceptance tests. It is quite obvious that the selection committee from the Ministry of Defense during the tests ate only vodka and entertained themselves in the saunas at the expense of the Kamovites. Under Stalin, such a commission and curators from the Ministry of Defense were shot long ago.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 13 August 2019 13: 36
        +7
        Quote: Vita VKO
        Under Stalin, such a commission and curators from the Ministry of Defense were shot for a long time.

        Was it possible that the commission that adopted the blind T-34 and the lame KV was shot? Or was someone subjected to reprisals for adopting the F-22 divisional cannon, in which, when firing wartime standard shots, the cartridge cases were extracted by knocking them out through the barrel?
        1. Nycomed
          Nycomed 13 August 2019 16: 42
          0
          However, the Germans used captured F-22s very successfully against our tanks. True, something was altered. The charging chamber, in my opinion, was wasted. Our tankers called this gun - "Viper".
  3. Catfish
    Catfish 13 August 2019 01: 11
    +14
    Anything you give to Egypt - all the same, everything will "drink or lose" (C). Whatever technique we shoved them, damn it, the Israelis were fighting them and they will. In addition to equipment and weapons, a SOLDIER is also needed, but in Egypt he is not. There was not, at least until recently.
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 13 August 2019 09: 54
      0
      The Israelis, since the signing of the peace treaty with Egypt, are no longer "fought". stop
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 13 August 2019 09: 57
        +2
        And the Egyptians in the wars of 1967 and 1973 "gave" a lot of our weapons to Israel. am
      2. Catfish
        Catfish 13 August 2019 17: 53
        +1
        They will give a reason - they will tear out. If today there is no fight, then it is not a fact that tomorrow the face will not be a bit. My friends were instructors in Egypt and know the value of their army. Yes, it has always been seen. smile
        1. whack
          whack 14 August 2019 23: 57
          0
          - give 2 rubles?
          yes!
  4. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 13 August 2019 03: 29
    +8
    "Alligator" ... "Nile crocodile" ... And how many more "crocodile" names are left (!): Cayman, Gavial, Salted crocodile, Siamese crocodile wink , Chinese alligator bully wink ... narrow-toothed (sharp-toothed), Tupor .... well, we will not use it yet ... there will be enough others!
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 13 August 2019 04: 35
      +5
      Crocodile Gena
      1. yehat
        yehat 13 August 2019 17: 53
        0
        Cheburgen is combed
  5. andrewkor
    andrewkor 13 August 2019 06: 35
    +4
    It turns out that there is a lot of money! The money for the Mistrals that weren’t received was returned, the technologies were watched, and even a bunch of dough for helicopters was cut! Ah, yes, managers, they can, whenever they want!
  6. boss
    boss 13 August 2019 09: 58
    +2
    but I don’t understand at all why the elimination of problems with the loss of spacecraft engines in various modes is associated with the purchase of Apaches by Egypt?
    crap again, but Apache is to blame for everything?
    or first crap, put defective cars, combat vehicles?
    despite the fact that Egypt in the Sinai and elsewhere is conducting military operations.
    and then heart-rending squeals about unfair competition in the arms market
  7. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 13 August 2019 13: 06
    0
    I hope something has gone wrong for our Navy, or has everything gone for export?
    1. Fuzzy
      Fuzzy 13 August 2019 14: 10
      0
      Vadim! WE DO NOT HAVE SHIP CARRIERS for Ka-52K!))))
      1. yehat
        yehat 13 August 2019 17: 56
        +1
        Quote: Fuzzy
        Vadim! WE DO NOT HAVE SHIP CARRIERS for Ka-52K


        there is such a party
  8. Fuzzy
    Fuzzy 13 August 2019 13: 12
    -2
    What nonsense! What's in the article, what's in the comments .... ((((Well, firstly: the Ka-52E is not intended to be placed on Mistrals, and secondly: the OES and Armament Management systems were developed in the KB under the leadership of Gelitman and Bronerman - you feel " The Zionist conspiracy smelled "why are they going to shoot at their own people! ???))) thirdly: in Syria - YES! They brought to mind the Ka-52 car for the RF Ministry of Defense and once got a blades from the DShK with" shaitan cars " and they lost one car (it was shot down at night - by accident, the Majahideen.) Fourthly: Ka-52 E and Ka-52 are completely different machines !!!!! There is nothing to talk about Ka-52K at all, then 4 of them were serially created and those were transferred to Kamov for working off ...., but in general the topic of the "sea" machine is apparently closed, like the Ka-52 helicopter itself! ((((As the "uncles in BIG shoulder straps" any point we will take off! "and" Why do we have two types of helicopters in the Army? One for the eyes - THERE IS NO WAR !!!! "Here are the answers to all your questions. The contract for the delivery of the Ka-52E is over. is in 2019, and the contract for the Ka-52 for the needs of the RF Ministry of Defense in 2021 and EVERYTHING !!!!! All !!!!! Further emptiness. And the contract for the Mi-28 "Night Hunter" for the RF Ministry of Defense, yes! INCLUDED! And RosVertol will live "fat - bad - poor", and Progress in Arsenyev, Primorsky Territory, will quietly become an aggregate plant or go bankrupt, which is more likely! So, and you are the best attack helicopter !!!! ((((Sad gentlemen, sad ...
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 13 August 2019 13: 38
      +6
      Quote: Fuzzy
      secondly: the ECO and Armament Management systems were developed in the design bureau under the leadership of Gelitman and Bronerman - you feel "the Zionist conspiracy has smelled" that they will shoot at their own! ???)))

      And as in that joke:
      - Tell me, what manifestations of anti-Semitism have you experienced in the USSR?
      - In June 1967, our squadron in Egypt received the task - to prepare to bomb Tel Aviv. So they removed me from flying!
    2. user1212
      user1212 13 August 2019 16: 42
      +2
      Quote: Fuzzy
      in general, the topic of the "sea" machine is apparently closed, as well as the Ka-52 helicopter itself

      Quote: Fuzzy
      the contract for the supply of Ka-52E ends in 2019, and the contract for Ka-52 for the needs of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2021 and EVERYTHING !!!!! All !!!!! Further emptiness

      Yes. This is true. There will no longer be contracts on Ka52. The new contract will be concluded on 114 Ka-52M laughing
      1. Fuzzy
        Fuzzy 19 August 2019 13: 49
        0
        Yes, yes ... there was such a "bike" - many people in epaulettes and without talking about it ... only HERE they went higher and forgot about the Ka-52M !!!!! (((((Yes and there is no such machine even with the letter "M" (on a computer model and paper perhaps) .... and it won't be ... (((((SAD! ((((
        1. user1212
          user1212 20 August 2019 03: 48
          0
          Quote: Fuzzy
          Yes, yes ... there was such a "bike"

          28.05.2019
          The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has confirmed its readiness in 2020 to conclude contracts with the Russian Ministry of Defense for the supply of Ka-52 attack helicopters in a new technical form and the modernization of existing machines.
          http://www.russianhelicopters.aero/ru/progress/news/15206.html
      2. Fuzzy
        Fuzzy 19 August 2019 13: 58
        0
        Here are just optimization at the factory. Progress is in full swing! Of the 6,5 thousand employees today, we have 4 with a little, and by the year 21, even less - somewhere in the region of 2,5 - 3 thousand ... ((((And yes! You will laugh, but mass-produced cars are not identical to each other !!!!! No two helicopters are completely alike !!!!! In little things, but they differ .... the so-called design improvements have been going on in a continuous flow from the very inception of the machine in 2006 (On Progress - I mean) to this day! In general, it's fun to dig into Kamov's archives !!!))) There is even a Ka-50 "Erdogan" helicopter (for Turkey)! That's just all this model!)))
        1. user1212
          user1212 20 August 2019 04: 58
          0
          Quote: Fuzzy
          Of the 6,5 thousand workers, today we have 4 with a small one, and by the year 21 it’s even less - somewhere in the region of 2,5 - 3 thousand ... ((((

          6.5 thousand have not been there since the mid 80s. In general, obscure management actions take place. Mostly unskilled personnel from contract workers fall under reductions. They are easier to fire. Engineers are recruiting, but not many. Factory overruns on payroll. I think the AUP has been inflated and is suffering. The management of the plant from the holding on the kumpol is knocked for an overrun, and those on the hard workers recoup. Although other scenarios are possible
  9. Fuzzy
    Fuzzy 20 August 2019 10: 43
    0
    Quote: user1212
    Quote: Fuzzy
    Yes, yes ... there was such a "bike"

    28.05.2019
    The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has confirmed its readiness in 2020 to conclude contracts with the Russian Ministry of Defense for the supply of Ka-52 attack helicopters in a new technical form and the modernization of existing machines.
    http://www.russianhelicopters.aero/ru/progress/news/15206.html

    They confirmed that !!!! Only the RF Ministry of Defense is not ready ... GY! ((((
  10. Fuzzy
    Fuzzy 20 August 2019 10: 47
    0
    Quote: user1212
    Quote: Fuzzy
    Of the 6,5 thousand workers, today we have 4 with a small one, and by the year 21 it’s even less - somewhere in the region of 2,5 - 3 thousand ... ((((

    6.5 thousand have not been there since the mid 80s. In general, obscure management actions take place. Mostly unskilled personnel from contract workers fall under reductions. They are easier to fire. Engineers are recruiting, but not many. Factory overruns on payroll. I think the AUP has been inflated and is suffering. The management of the plant from the holding on the kumpol is knocked for an overrun, and those on the hard workers recoup. Although other scenarios are possible

    Nuuuuu if unskilled contractors ... gee! (for your information - only leading people sit on the contract - the level of deputy directors and directors) The Director for Economics and Finance was offered a position as a result of optimization - MALARA !!!))))