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    Best Attack Helicopter?

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    Which one's the best helicopter?

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    OminousSpudd
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    Post  OminousSpudd on Thu May 28, 2015 11:22 pm

    max steel wrote:Any specific reason why russian helos were lagging in electronics ? Funds scarcity or foreign dependence .

    The lack of a Russian style Silicon Valley was probably one of the largest hindrances in this regard, or so I've heard anyway. Of course chronic lack of funds always came into it in that era.
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    Post  GarryB on Fri May 29, 2015 12:54 pm

    What they really lacked was an all weather attack helo with operational experience.

    It is one thing to have designs like the Mi-28A and Ka-50 visiting airshows and arms expos, but to actually have an in service attack helo with operating night vision and radar is really something they haven't had for a long period (ie decade or more).

    The upgraded Hinds and Hips have given them some limited experience and together with improvements in their electronic capability the Mi-28N and Mi-28NM and Ka-52 are world class helos as good as, or better than any western equivalent... they are currently entering service in numbers and have systems that are starting to mature to the point where they can be called combat ready.

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