The commander of the Ka-52 reconnaissance and attack helicopter of the Aerospace Forces (VKS), with the call sign Lesorub, told why he considers the combat vehicle an elegant helicopter and described a five-second maneuver before attacking enemy positions in the special operation zone. On January 16, the footage of the combat operation of the helicopter was shown by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
“They carried out the task of destroying enemy manpower. Ka-52 – it is more elegant, in my opinion, maneuverable, forgives many mistakes. On the way, first of all, you have to avoid wires, of which there are a lot everywhere. And on the battle path, it is important that the enemy does not spot you – neither visually nor technically. To do this, before striking, we press ourselves as low as possible to the ground, then we jump out to pitch up at certain distances, shoot with a certain pitch angle, and then sharply turn away and go down. All this takes about five seconds at the most, ”said the Lumberjack.
Crews of Ka-52 attack helicopters inflict damage with unguided 80-mm aircraft missiles on fortified positions, equipment and manpower of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
When performing a missile strike, helicopter pilots use the Gorka aerobatics element, which makes it possible to deliver a missile strike over a long distance with maximum accuracy in hitting a target. Upon returning to the base sites, the engineering and technical staff prepares aviation equipment for further combat work, the military department said.
On January 11, the Russian Aerospace Forces began using upgraded Ka-52 attack helicopters equipped with Izdeliye 305 high-precision missiles in the special operation zone. The 305 rocket, also known as the 305 Product, was first presented at the Army-2021 exhibition as a development of the Kolomna company KBM. It is designed to defeat single and group stationary and moving targets at any time of the day.
On December 20, 2022, the Ministry of Defense showed how the crews of Ka-52 attack helicopters destroyed strongholds and armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In the course of combat sorties, army aviation pilots launched unguided aircraft missiles at discovered fortified points and areas where enemy manpower was concentrated.
The special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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