The Ka-50 Chernaya Akula ('Black Shark') is a single-seat combat helicopter; it is equipped with a 30 mm gun and antitank missiles with laser guidance.  The maximum weight of consumable combat load is 1811 kg.  The Ka-50 is the first usable helicopter in the world to be equipped with an ejection system for the pilot.

 

NATO Designation of the aircraft is Hokum.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: Kamov Ka-50

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 4.93 m (16.2 ft)

Overall Length: 16.00 m (52.5 ft)

Overall Width: 14.50 m (47.6 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Motor Sich TV3-117VMA turbine

Engine manufacturer: Motor Sich

Take-off / rated power: 1640 kW (2198 hp)

Intermediate power: 1618 kW (2169 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 10800 kg (23810 lb)

Max Range: 520 km (281 nm)

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