I think this is a bit more complex, due to the nature and organization of Russian industry. A design bureau in Russia to put it very briefly is essentially a team of designers. They will cooperate with VIAM / CIAM / TsAGI and all the relevant scientific institutions, suppliers and builders for their projects. So, with the ongoing consolidation one of the main topics is to ensure that the most investment-intensive resources (namely, those related with HW and testing, equipped with advanced instrumentation and tooling) will be fully loaded and not replicated at each designer and used now and then. And that makes full sense and is mandatory to ensure that the industry can work with the latest technology.If the Russian helicopter houses are combined, it does not necessarily mean that one or the other design philosophy will vanish. Boeing absorbed McD/D/Hughes (Mesa), but there was no attack helicopter expertise suddenly appearing in Philadelphia. They may be part of the same company, but their design philosophies are still very different. I realize that Russia may have different practices, but I cannot see the pragmatism of having two design houses with differing expertise being kept on task.
"- The upgraded Ka-52M will be able to carry the latest product 305 cruise missiles. This helicopter helicopter can effectively hit any ground targets - including armored vehicles - at a distance of up to 100 km, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS .Thing is - it's not 100km. Not even close.
There is already confirmation about the T-14s radars regarding its range, using a kord gun as an APS (which far out-ranges your average tank APS using millimeter radars or LIDAR) and using the radar for the tank to provide accuracy.Yeah, just as you wait for confirmation that "radars" on T-14 (which are not radars at all) don't have 100km either. Good strategy.
Paul,Current projects that are still planned to be built properly live in Aerospace as current programs. They should really only go to the Secret Projects section when they fail to arrive.
Are there any good, clear three-view line drawings of the Ka-92 available?
Also, can anyone help identify the helicopter in the attached 3-view?
... if the ramp is lowered, the rear prop is automatically tilted upwards ! ;D
Sorry for that !
IF the Ka-92, or another heli with this configuration and a rear ramp actually will
be built and IF the end user considers the risk higher, than for other helis, a system
that disengages and stops the prop, when the ramp is lowered on the ground may
be easier to ealise, I think.
From my dear Stingray site;
here is the Kamov Ka-14-2 project,it was tandem troop heavy transport helicopter,
weight 16 ton,and powered by two ASH-82FN engines.