Hidden Gunman wrote:Scharnberg wrote:While im all in all is okay with the nerf of the stealth of the Ka-52 since its kinda out of Red Dragon timeframe, and it has to be suspected that the russian gear of the end of the Cold war proberly was abit lagging compared to gloryfired soviet reports.
Remember that the Soviets didn't have to talk stuff up to scam people to buy it, like the Western industrial-military complex does...they only had to scam the West into thinking they were bungling incompetents...and they were largely successful at doing so.
If you take much of the Soviet era stuff, many of the problems with the diffrent military stuff have not documentet, at least not for the common people (or maybe its just because i dont speak russian and therefor cant search for it in russian but i doubt it as most stuff these days can be found in English online.)
My point is as much as the Cold war was about haveing better techonoly it was as much and information war with alot of false information just take the star wars project the soviet thought it was real and worked for a long time - and the same goes the other way around the Soviets have also many times gloryfired their reports to make the West afraid, just take the Viktor Belenko case when he defected with a MiG-25. Before the West got there hands on the MiG-25 they thought it was a 100 times better than it was (it was built in too heavy materials which made its performance worse).
As i said it was and information war. If we just for fun take the Eurocopter Tiger. It has had serval problems which even made the german cancled their order of it at one time (because this is more or less after the Cold war more information have been revealed).
Again we can take the Ka-50 after it went into production Again it was found out that the russian made nightvision system had too many malfuntions so they bought a French made nightvision system for it.
You can look all of this up for yourself. But back to the point with this entire thread - Ka-52 should have a Little bit/very little better stealth ingame than Ka-50 to represent the better counter messures.