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    Ka-52 in Russian Air Force

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    Post  Hole on Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:16 am

    25 seems to be the max for current helicopters.

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:09 am

    Nice and flexible... 10, 15, 20, 25... I wonder what options heavier aircraft have like Su-25, Su-24, Su-34...

    I wonder if they will bother with 57mm pods... I would assume they will go for 122mm pods for the S-13 rockets...

    I wonder if they are compatible... so the bottom 5 rockets could be 80mm rockets and the pod above it is a 5 shot pod of 122mm rockets and the top pod, say 20 shot 57mm rocket pods...
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    Post  Hole on Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:59 pm

    Looking at the shape of the pod I would say it is made for helicopters, not planes (except the Su-25, maybe).
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:50 am

    Would normally agree but round or flat probably wouldn't make too much difference in terms of aerodynamics... box shaped is probably better for RCS or some such rubbish.

    Putting them on the back of a ute the box shaped ones are probably better too...

    It is possible it could also be designed for drones... in fact the box shape could be incorporated into the aircraft or drone design where it sits fully recessed and is lowered to launch its payload and then retracted back up into the body of the aircraft perhaps?

    With guided rockets then upward angled pods could be used mounted on the back of an aircraft wing or rear fuselage as long as the rocket exhaust is deflected away from soft components like antenna covers etc...

    Certainly on the side of an armoured vehicles turret... manned or otherwise a few of these pods would be interesting with guided rockets allowing max ballistic range to be used...

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