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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
Length 13.50 m44.291 ft
Height 5.4 m17.717 ft
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
10.5 tonnes
Ceiling FL180 ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 240240 nm
444,480 m
444.48 km
1,458,267.718 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving KA52

None on SKYbrary