Russian Ka-52 accurately hit the Ukrainian armored personnel carrier at a distance of 7,5 km

Footage has appeared on the web showing the use of the Vikhr-1 airborne anti-tank guided missile fired by the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and attack helicopter of the Russian army aviation during a Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory. The video of the exact defeat of armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was published on July 10 by the Zvezdanews Telegram channel - the official page of the Zvezda TV channel.

The video shows how, after the launch, an ATGM, directed from a distance of 7,5 km, accurately hits a Ukrainian armored personnel carrier. The destruction of the armored personnel carrier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was confirmed by means of objective control.

7500 start

- says the voice-over.

Okay, let's go

– clarifies the second voice-over.

Then, against the backdrop of a burning armored personnel carrier, the pilot drives the rotorcraft to turn around.

At the same time, the communique of the Russian military department explains that Ka-52 helicopters are searching for command posts, fortified positions and armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, after which they destroy them.

It should be added that the modified ammunition 9M127-1 "Whirlwind-1" has a length of 2,75 m and weighs 45 kg (tandem cumulative fragmentation warhead 8-12 kg). It is part of the 9K121M Vikhr-M anti-tank missile system. The ammunition has a laser guidance system with automatic target tracking and can be used at a distance of up to 8 km, with an average flight speed of up to 600 m/s. In 2021, tests of the Vikhr-1 missile began at a range of up to 10 km, and work began on increasing the range of ammunition to 12 km and adapting it to the Orion UAV and the Mi-35M helicopter.
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  1. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 11 July 2022 13: 26
    The Ka 52 Alligator demonstrates outstanding performance, inflicting huge losses on Ukrainian armored columns.
  2. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 11 July 2022 14: 55
    So that's what they are rotorcraft menthols! From a distance, it shoots at violators of off-road traffic rules.
    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 11 July 2022 21: 17
    Work brothers - the Motherland will appreciate your work properly.
  4. vattractor Offline vattractor
    vattractor (Great Attractor) 11 July 2022 22: 09
    The rocket is ancient, it must be kept in sight. And it is dangerous for a helicopter to hang in one place for a long time
  5. SkyMaXX Offline SkyMaXX
    SkyMaXX 12 July 2022 09: 23
    I don't see anything special about it. This opportunity has been around for a long time. But the only thing that infuriates me again is that the label is held manually. Although the 21st century and this should work for a long time, auto-tracking of the target. On the same Ka-50, the Shkval complex perfectly grabbed the target and did not let go. Here, of course, it is easier for pilots because they do not need to search for targets themselves through the sight. They fly out and as soon as they see targets on the radar, they slow down and open fire. But for some reason, their connection between the radar and the sight camera is not clear, and for some reason this sight is not attached to the target.
    Well, the cameras are very cloudy. I hope that there will be no such problems with the new Mi-28NM and Ka-52M.
  6. SkyMaXX Offline SkyMaXX
    SkyMaXX 12 July 2022 09: 40
    And by the way, spending expensive ATGMs on armored personnel carriers is a big waste. This is required if there is an important target.
    But NARs are also inappropriate. It’s not a fact that it will hit, and the helicopter will set itself up.
    Ideally, the corrected versions of NAR missiles, which have long been developed, would be adopted.
    And already a helicopter could launch one or two such missiles at a point and the target would be hit easily, accurately, from a safe distance and much cheaper than an ATGM.