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 devices: 2 in Coaxial configuration

Crew required: 1 in Single seater arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Key Characteristics

Data on key physical features

Aircraft Details

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