1. gcgraphs

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    A selection of machines shot in Russia last year.

    First off an Mi-8 at the Korobcheevo para-drop airfield

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    Next a Kamov 52 at the Army Expo 2017, Kubinka AB

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    Another Kamov, this one is a Ka-32 at Myachkovo

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    And finally another Mi-8 plus an Mi-2 at the Chernoye re-work facility

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    GC
     
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  2. Box Brownie

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    Interesting to see the two Kamov variants, of the odd picture I have seen it was only in a commercial "heavy lifting" role.
     
  3. Gogster

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    The Ka-32 Kamov looks like it has ejectors... does the rotor assembly eject as well?

    Nice photos by the way!
     
  4. Dave1

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    Rotor blades blow off according to this simulation.

     
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  5. gcgraphs

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    Dave1 beat me to it but, yes, the crew can bang out of the Ka-52, the Mi-28 doesn't have such luxuries though:

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    Both of the above also shot at Kubinka AB.

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  6. Box Brownie

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    Found other data that says it is a Rocket Parachute ejection system i.e. not an ejector seat.

    AFAIK all(?) ejector seat systems make sure the pilots limbs are 'pulled in' to avoid impact with any hard surfaces as the ejection happens including due to limbs flailing about.

    The Rocket-Parachute system on the other hand does not bode well for escaping completely unscathed in regard to (especially?) lower limb injuries what with the forces and angular momentum exerted on the limbs as the pilot is pulled out of the cockpit by the chute harness.............................but heh better that than no escape method at all!

    Edit ~ here is the ground test of the cockpit blowout and the rocket-parachute escape system
    https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=e42_1429167831
     
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