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.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)
Crew required: 1
Crew seating: Single seater
Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)
Overall Height: 4.93 m (16.2 ft)
Overall Length: 16.00 m (52.5 ft)
Overall Width: 14.50 m (47.6 ft)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 10800 kg (23810 lb)
Max Range: 520 km (281 nm)