Russian Ka-52 Scout Attack Helicopter Firing Flares Over Ukraine

Video – Russian Ka-52 Scout Attack Helicopter Firing Flares Over Ukraine

MEZHYHIRYA, UKRIANE – A lot of videos of the war in Ukriane are shared on the internet by Ukrainian YouTubers, giving us a frightening insight on the situation at this moment in the country that is being attacked and invaded by Russia since Thursday, February 24, 2022. In this video we see a ‘Russian Army Ka-52 Alligator firing flares while flying at very low altitude over Mezhyhirya Park, located about 2 miles north of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

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The Kamov Ka-52 Alligator is a Russian scout attack helicopter and a two-seat variant of the Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark, with the distinctive coaxial rotos system, designed in the 1980s by the Kamov design bureau and manufactured by the Progress company in Arsenyev. The two-seated Alligator was developed by Kamov and Israel Aerospace Industries, and entered service in the late 90s. It’s the world’s first operational helicopter with a rescue ejection system.


Head photo: Alex Beltyukov, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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