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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Russian Navy new Ka-52K Hokum B Naval Attack Helicopter Conducted its First Test Flight

Ka-52K Hokum BPictures have emerged on Russian social networks showing the first test flight of the new Ka-52K Naval Attack helicopter.

Based on the Ka-52 "Alligator" the K version has been specifically modified for the Russian Navy to operate the helicopters from the Mistral class LHDs.

The navalised version of the Alligator features a folding rotor head and folding stub-wings. Other modifications are rumored to include the ability to launch Kh-31 (AS-17 'Krypton') and Kh-35 (AS-20 'Kayak') anti-ship missiles.

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