Great shot of the prototype Ka-52. This variant was fitted with the Arbalet radar in the nose.
Another dramatic view of the Ka-52. Note that in both photos
the machine is not fitted with any optronics systems
The above photos are from Air Fleet
The ones below are the copyright of Simon Watson and may not be used without permission.
View showing the side-by-side cabin and the
'Samshit-E' Optoelectronics ball mounted on the top.
From top to bottom - Mast-mounted 'Arbalet' radar,
'Samshit-E' ball on top of cabin and 'Rotor' day/night
targeting system under nose.
View through the starboard cabin window. Note the exhaust nozzle on
the rocket pack of the Zvezda K-37 ejection seat.
Close up of the intake and mesh grille on the engine bay.
Wing-mounted UPK-23-250 gun pod on inner pylon and six-pack of
"Vikhr'" ATGM's on outer pylon
'Optical sighting sensor' mounted underneath the Ka-52.
Close-up of the 'Samshit-E' ball turret on top of the cabin.
2A42 30mm cannon. The gun is trainable over a range
of -2°30' to +9° in azimuth and +3°30' to -37° in elevation.
Close-up of mast and 'Arbalet' radar pod.
Note the complex linkage between upper & lower swashplates
and swashplates and rotor blades - 12 connecting rods in total.
Another view of the co-axial rotor head.
View from the side showing rotor head and engine intake.
Note the Russian flag on endplate and engine manufacturers logos.
Close-up of engine exhaust baffles with IR-suppressors.
Under nose 'Rotor' day/night targeting system.
'Samshit-E' ball turret.
Instrument panel in Ka-52. Photo Air Fleet.