TR1 wrote:magnumcromagnon wrote:For the people wondering about the situation of Ukrainian helicopter engine dependency for Russia, according to Andrei Shibitov they should be able to completely replace the dependency within 1.5 years, Klimov representative said the design bureau will manufacture 300-320 annually, including 250 for the Russian military.:
Fairy tales. The VK-2500 production timeselip should let you know all you need about the potential to completely replace Motor-Sich helicopter engines in that timeframe.
Plus, most customers are buying the TV3-117. They don't want the Vk-2500 on all of the platforms it can potential go on for cost reasons. Klimov production will cost more, let alone using VK-2500 for all their products.
Which platforms do use the VK-2500? Mi-28 and KA-52? Anything else?
Which ones do use the TV3-117? Mi-35, Mi-17 and KA-32?
Would appreciate the correct detailed information. Thanks.