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Experts Explained Why Ka-52 Helicopters Need Hand-Folded Blades

In June 2017, Russian Helicopters announced the Ka-52 Alligator upgrading program following combat experience of Syrian campaign. Army version of the helicopter will have blades dismounted manually, helping to store the craft in hangars. However, the US Air Force has long been employing automatic holding systems. Mil.Today interviewed industry experts and puzzled out pros and cons of different approaches.
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