Faction CSAT
Type Heavy Attack Helicopter
Seats 10 seats:
  • 1× Pilot
  • 1× Gunner
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max: 1000 kg
  • 3× Weapons
  • 20× Magazines
  • 1× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 275 km/h
Service ceiling ~ 4,500 m
Fuel capacity 2500 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Cannon Caseless 30 mm
  • 8× Skalpel ATGM [Default]
  • 2× Skyfire Rocket Pods [Default]
Secondary armament Defensive:
  • 192× Countermeasures (Flare/Chaff)
Variants None

The Mi-48 Kajman is a helicopter gunship that is exclusively used by Mediterranean CSAT forces in ArmA 3.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Heavy gunship
    • Troop transport
« A multipurpose successor to the Mi-24, the Mi-48 Kajman (BLUFOR designation «Hornet») is a large gunship and attack helicopter with troop transport capacity for 8 passengers. The front part of the helicopter is based on the Mi-28 attack helicopter, the coaxial rotor providing increased stability is taken from the Ka-52 and the passenger transport capacity is the same as the Mi-24.
Field Manual

Design Edit

The Mi-48 is a large helicopter gunship with low-capacity troop transport capability. It uses a tandem cockpit layout, and has a distinctive coaxial rotor system that removes the need for a tail rotor.

By default, the Mi-48 is armed with a 30 mm autocannon that is pre-loaded with interchangeable belts of either 250 rounds of high-explosive (HE-T) shells, or 250 rounds of armor-piercing discarding sabot (APDS-T) shells. The gunner can instantaneously swap between ammunition types at any time without having to wait for the cannon to reload.

It has two pylons on each stub wing (totalling up to four) fixed on both sides of the fuselage that support dynamic loadouts.


Mi-48 pylon configuration

The following weapons and munitions can then be fitted onto any of the pylons (1-4):

  • Scalpel (1×)
  • Scalpel (3×)
  • Twin Cannon 20 mm
  • Tratnyr HE (20×)
  • Tratnyr AP (20×)
  • Skyfire (19×)
  • Sahr-3 (1×)
  • Sharur (1×)
  • LOM-250G (1×)

Compared to its NATO counterpart, the Mi-48 is far less manoeuvrable and more cumbersome to fly due to being heavier. In addition, it only uses stub wings and lacks an internal weapons bay, thereby preventing it from being able to stow away its weapons when not in combat for stealth.

Notable Traits
However, since it isn't constrained by the limitations of an internal weapons bay or the need to be stealthy, the Mi-48 is able to fit heavier munitions like guided bombs or heavy ATGMs onto its pylons. And unlike the soft-skinned Blackfoot, it is also more heavily armoured and can withstand significantly more punishment before suffering any critical failures.

Its only real downside stems from its coaxial-rotor configuration. While this layout removes a major vulnerability that conventional helicopters share (their tail rotor), it also means that the Mi-48 stands no chance at auto-rotating safely to the ground should both of its main rotors be disabled.

Likewise, the airframe's weight means that it will usually lose altitude rapidly once its rotors are knocked out; both the crew and passengers are almost certainly guaranteed to perish unless the helicopter was already hovering close to the ground.

Crew Capacity
The Mi-48 has a seating capacity of ten personnel including the crew that consists of the pilot and gunner.

Camouflage Edit

  • Black: Pattern-less chrome black paint scheme.
  • Hex: Light tan/dark tan/dark green cell pattern camouflage.

Sensors Edit

The Mi-48 utilises several sensors meant to augment its role as an air-to-ground fire support platform:

Active Radar Edit

It has an active radar range of 5 km against aerial targets and 4 km against ground targets, that has an azimuth coverage of 120 degrees and elevation of 90 degrees. Targets can be identified once they get within 3 km range.

Infrared Search and Track/Visual Sensor Edit

Both IRST and visual detection have a maximum range of 4 km against aerial targets and 3 km against ground targets.

The azimuth and elevation coverage is limited to an angle of 26 degrees for both sensors, and have a minimum operating range of 500 m. Targets can be identified once they get within 2 km range.

Radar Warning Receiver/Passive Radar Edit

The RWR has a 360 degree detection radius and a target recognition range of 12 km.

Laser Spot Tracker Edit

Laser markers and infrared strobes can be tracked within a range of 6 km. It has an acquisition cone of 180 degrees.

Trivia Edit

  • As stated in the Field Manual, the Kajman's design and capabilities draw inspiration from three real-world Russian attack helicopters designed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and Kamov Design Bureau. Both companies are subsidiaries of Rostec, their state-owned parent company.
  • Kaймaн or Kajman, is Russian for Caiman, a crocodile-like reptile. This follows the nicknames of the Mi-24 being Krokodil (Крокодил) which translates into "Crocodile", and the Ka-52 "Alligator" (Аллигатор).
  • The Kajman's cockpit reuses the same MFD and flight panels as the "AH-64D" from ArmA 2, with the English labels simply translated into Russian.

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See also Edit

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration Edit