Putin’s plan backfires as £30m price of Russian helicopters obliterated in simply half-hour | World | Information
Its efficiency to date within the Ukraine battle has proven, nevertheless, that it’s affected by severe structural deficiencies.
The helicopter has been discovered to endure from main vibrations that result in mechanical failures and vibration-induced fatigue.
Photographs and movies which have appeared on social media present a variety of various harm to Ka-52 helicopters brought on by extreme physique vibration throughout takeoff or touchdown.
Dylan Malyasov, an aviation skilled, famous on his Defence weblog: “Russian fight helicopters are dropping their touchdown gear fairings, and have cracks within the wings on which the primary armament is suspended.
“Extreme imbalance within the rotating elements of Ka-52 results in instabilities throughout flight making management troublesome, if not not possible.
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