Ka-52 'Alligator'

Reconnaissance and Combat Helicopter

For all weather conditions

Wide range of weapons

Combat load

2000 kg

Flight range

460 km

Cruise speed

260 km/h


The Ka-52 Alligator is a next-generation reconnaissance and combat helicopter designed to destroy tanks, armoured and non-armoured ground targets, and enemy troops and helicopters both on the front line and in tactical reserves. The helicopter can operate around the clock and in all weathers. The Ka-52 can provide target acquisition and designation for helicopter teams and ground troop command and control centres. It can also provide fire support for troop landings, fly routine patrols and escort military convoys.

  • Ka-52 Alligator is fitted with signature control devices as well as electronic and active counter-measures. It meets the latest Russian and international standards for technical operation of military helicopters.
  • The helicopter has a two-seat cockpit and can be flown by either pilot. Its advanced flight capabilities – achieved in part thanks to its coaxial rotors – make the helicopter highly manoeuvrable in limited space and thus able to adopt an advantageous attack position.
  • The Ka-52 Alligator’s two VK-2500 turboshaft engines allow the helicopter to operate at altitudes above 5,000m. It has a static ceiling of 4,000m, and is able to take off and land in hot climates and in high mountainous terrain. The Alligator can also operate in cold climates and icy conditions.
  • The Ka-52 Alligator is equipped with the latest avionics suite and powerful offensive weapons that can be configured for a wide range of combat missions.
  • The Ka-52 Alligator offers a high degree of protection to its crew, advanced automated systems for ease of piloting, and is easy to service and maintain on the ground. 



Hovering ceiling (IGE)

4000 m

Operational ceiling

5500 m

Turboshaft engines

2х VK-2500

Take-off power

2х 2400 h.p.

Maximum rate of climb at sea level

16 m/s

Vertical rate of climb at sea level

12 m/s

Max. speed

300 km/h

Cruising speed

260 km/h

Ferry range

1100 km

Practical range (internal fuel tanks)

460 km

Main armaments

30mm cal. 2A42-1 aircraft gun

'Strelets' missile system

'Ataka' and 'Vikhr-1' guided missiles

S-8 unguided missiles

Emergency systems

K-37-800M shock-absorbing ejector seats

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