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Name Ka-52
Manufacturer KAMOV
Wing Rotary
Position Twin coaxial three-blade rotor
Tail Booms with twin fins
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

KAMOV Ka-52 Alligator
KAMOV Alligator


KAMOV Ka-52 KAMOV Ka-52 3D


The Ka-52 (NATO reporting name: Hokum B) is a modification of the basic Ka-50 design. It features a two-seat side-by-side cockpit, and is designed to detect targets and redistribute them among supporting Ka-50s. In comparison to the original Ka-50, it has a somewhat "softer" nose profile due to the wider cockpit, reduced cockpit armor, and large nose-mounted radome. Equipment includes radar with two antennas—mast-mounted for aerial targets and nose-mounted for ground targets, and "Samshite" day-and-night TV/thermal sighting system in two spherical turrets (one over the cockpit and second under the nose).

Technical Data

Wing span 14.50 m47.572 ft <br />
Length 13.50 m44.291 ft <br />
Height 5.4 m17.717 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x Klimov TV3-117VK turboshafts, 1,660 kW (2,226 shp) each
Engine model

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 190 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 1580 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 1050010,500 kg <br />10.5 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL180 ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 240240 nm <br />444,480 m <br />444.48 km <br />1,458,267.718 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving KA52

None on SKYbrary