Ka-52 Hokum-B (Alligator)

Operator: Egypt Iraq
Status: On Order (Ka-52K variant) Potential Purchase
Number: 46 10
Cost: Unknown Unknown
Acquired: Before the end of 2017 Unknown
General Specs
Country of origin: Russia
Role: Armed Reconnaissance (K variant modified for naval attack)
Manufacturer: Kamov Design Bureau
Introduced: 1996
Power plant: 2 x VK-2500 turboshaft
Thrust: 2,400 hp per engine
Rotor diameter: 47.6 ft (14.5 m)
Fuselage Width: 24 ft (7.3 m)
Fuselage Length: 49.2 ft (15 m)
Width (total): 47.6 ft (14.5 m)
Length (total): 52.5 ft (16 m)
Height (total): 16.1 ft (4.9 m)
Weight (empty): 16,958 lbs (7,692 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 23,829.8 ft (10,809 kg)
Speed: 217 mph (350 km/h)
Ceiling: 18,044.6 ft (5,500 m)
Hover Ceiling: 13,123.4 ft (4,000 m)
Range: Combat radius: 285.8 miles (460 km)
Ferry: 683.5 miles (1,100 km)
Crew: 2
Armament: 5,511.6 lbs (2,500 kg) on 4 x hardpoints
Guns: 1 x 30mm 2A42 cannon (460 rounds) w/ high explosive and armor piercing rounds
23mm gun pods (940 rounds)
Air-to-air: R-73 (AA-11 Archer) short-range infrared missiles
9K38 Igla-V (SA-18 Grouse) short-range infrared missiles
Air-to-ground: S-8 80mm rockets
S-13 122mm rockets
9A4172 Vikhr-M (AT-16 Scallion) laser-guided anti-tank missile
9M120 Ataka (AT-9 Spiral-2) anti-tank guided missile
FAB-500 1,102 lb (500 kg) unguided bombs
Kh-25MP (AS-12 Kegler) anti-radiation missile
Kh-38ME short-range missile
Kh-35U (AS-20 Kayak) anti-ship missile
Radar/Sensors: ECO-52 electro-optical sensor turret
Arbalet radar system
KRET weapons control system
Countermeasures/ Defenses: President-S onboard defense system
Pastel L150 radar warning receiver
Mak L140 laser warning system
UV-26 flare and chaff dispenser
Misc Systems: Nadir 10 navigation system
SIVPV-52 air data measurement system
Topowl helmet-mounted display
K-37-800M ejector seats
Notes: Egypt plans to operate Ka-52Ks from Mistral amphibious assault ships.



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