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Name Ka-50
Manufacturer KAMOV
Wing Rotary
Position Twin coaxial three-blade rotor
Tail Booms with twin fins
WTC Medium
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

KAMOV Ka-50 Black Shark
KAMOV Werewolf
KAMOV Ka-50 Chernaya Akula
KAMOV Black Shark
KAMOV Chernaya Akula
KAMOV Ka-50 Werewolf


KAMOV Ka-50 KAMOV Ka-50 3D


The Kamov Ka-50 "Black Shark" (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 currently manufactured by the Progress company.

Technical Data

Wing span 14.50 m47.572 ft <br />
Length 13.50 m44.291 ft <br />
Height 5.4 m17.717 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x Klimov TV3-117VK turboshafts, 1,660 kW (2,226 shp) each.
Engine model

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 146 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 1970 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 1080010,800 kg <br />10.8 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL180 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 594594 nm <br />1,100,088 m <br />1,100.088 km <br />3,609,212.601 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving KA50

None on SKYbrary