Ukraine Claims It Shot Down Five Russian Helicopters On Wednesday Morning. Here's Why The Choppers Are Top Targets. I write about ships, planes, tanks, drones, missiles and satellites.
“Two Ka-52s were destroyed at the airfield in the Pskov region, and two more were seriously damaged,” the intel agency claimed Monday. It's impossible to verify the agency's assertion.
Indeed, Ukraine has lost just 12 helicopters since Russia widened its war on the country back in February. Russia has lost 52 of its own, higher-flying helicopters.
The cost of one such aircraft amounts to some $15 million, according to Operatyvnyi ZSU Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports.
In War for Ukraine, Neither Side Controls the Skies but Russia Has Lost 55 Planes - WSJ.
So you can give an armament edge to the Ka-52, and it is slightly faster at 186 mph instead of 173. But the Apache can fly 1,180 miles in straight and level flight against a mere 683 for the Ka-52. And it can fly higher, reaching 21,000 feet while the Ka-52 runs out of air at just over 18,000 feet.
It is the world's first operational helicopter with a rescue ejection system, which allows the pilot to escape at all altitudes and speeds. The rotor blades detach using explosive bolts prior to ejection to prevent any form of mutilation to the crew.
The Russians as of 2021 possessed around 122 Su-34s in several regiments. Even taking into account losses, by 2030 the air force could operate nearly 200 Su-34s. The plan, all along, has been for the Su-34 to replace the 1970s-vintage Su-24, around 70 of which linger in service.
Russia possesses a total of 5,977 nuclear warheads as of 2022, the largest stockpile of nuclear warheads in the world; the second-largest stockpile is the United States' 5,428 warheads. Russia's deployed missiles (those actually ready to be launched) number about 1,588, second to the United States' 1,644.
Range: The range of the Cobra is more than the Apache by almost 100 km. Operability: The avionics in the Apache is much more advanced and modern than used in the Cobra. The upgrades to the Apache are much easier to install. The Apache used wheels while the Cobra has skids.
It is estimated that 155 are currently serving the Russian army. Due to its two coaxial contra-rotation main rotors, the helicopter is fast and flexible in the air. Its armor is strong enough to protect the aircraft from 23 mm projectiles.
Believed to be one of Russia's most powerful helicopters, the Ka-52 provides direct support for troops on the battlefield and is capable of detecting and attacking any targets. In 2020, Russia had 127 of the helicopters, each of which cost around $16 million, according to Military Today.
According to Global Fire Power 2022, the US has 5,463 helicopters. These helicopters make up 41.2% of the US military's air power. Aside from this single number, though, it is worth learning about the types of helicopters in the military US and the military helicopter names. We have all that information below.
Based on these estimates, Russia has lost nearly 1,300 tanks – an impressive 40% of its total operational tank fleet.
Ukraine has lost equipment, too, but not nearly as much, owing to its relative lack of hardware, careful protection of what it does possess, and the defensive nature of its war thus far: 1,627 pieces, including 267 tanks and 244 infantry fighting vehicles, as per Oryx.
24, Ukraine's Armed Forces have captured at least 440 Russian main battle tanks and 650 other armored vehicles, which make up "over half of Ukraine's currently fielded tank fleet," the U.K. Defense Ministry reported on Oct.