Recent changes Random page
Computers
Gaming
History 
Movies
Politics
Television
see all...
More...

Kamov Ka-50

From Canadian Power Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search

The Kamov Ka-50 "Black Shark" (Russian: Чёрная акула; Chornaya Akula, NATO reporting name: Hokum-A) is a single-seat Russian attack helicopter with the distinctive coaxial rotor system of the Kamov design bureau. It was designed in the 1980s and adopted for service in the Russian army in 1995. It is manufactured by the Progress company in Arsenyev. It is being used as a heavily armed scout helicopter.

During the late 1990s, Kamov and Israel Aerospace Industries developed a tandem-seat cockpit version, the Kamov Ka-50-2 "Erdogan", to compete in Turkey's attack helicopter competition. Kamov also designed another two-seat variant, the Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" (Russian: Аллигатор, NATO reporting name: Hokum-B).

Users[edit]

  • Egypt
    • Egyptian Air Force x 46
  • Russia
    • Russian Air Force x 156
    • Russian Naval Aviation x 28
  • Turkey
    • Turkish Navy x 32
Share this article: