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Egypt deploys Ka-52s on Mistral LHD

07 January 2020
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The Egyptian military released footage of Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters operating from one of its Mistral landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships for the first time on 4 January.

Two Ka-52s were seen taking off and landing on the deck of Gamal Abdel Nasser, which also carried two AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and a Chinook transport helicopter. Unlike the Apaches, which were fitted with rocket pods, the Ka-52s were not seen carrying anything on their hardpoints, although they have a fixed 30 mm gun on their starboard side.

Two Ka-52 attack helicopters are seen on the deck of the Egyptian LHD Gamal Abdel Nasser. (Egyptian Ministry of Defence)Two Ka-52 attack helicopters are seen on the deck of the Egyptian LHD Gamal Abdel Nasser. (Egyptian Ministry of Defence)

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