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.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 2 in Coaxial configuration
Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)