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

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: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

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 VK-2500PS-03 turbine

Engine manufacturer: Motor Sich

Max continuous power: 1305 kW (1749 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 1790 kW (2399 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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