The Russian Ka-52 is the two-seat modification of the Ka-50 Black Shark, with the continued feature of shock-absorbant ejector seats.  The powerplants are also upgraded versions of the Ka-50's Motor Sich TV3-117VMA turboshafts.  The Ka-52 Alligator is equipped with a 30 mm 2A42-1 aircraft gun and may be fitted with a Strelets missile system, guided missiles (Ataka and Vikhr-1), and S-8 unguided missiles.

Overview

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Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: Kamov Ka-50

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

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VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 2 in Coaxial configuration

Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

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Aircraft Details

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