By helicopter-50 «Black Shark»
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By helicopter-50 «Black Shark". A photo. Video. Characteristics.

By helicopter-50 «Black Shark". A photo. Video. Characteristics.



The impact of Russian-made helicopter Ka-50 is a fighting machine, which is designed to destroy enemy armored vehicles and enemy air units. Ka-50 has other names in the design of it is designated as a "product 800", and after getting into production dubbed him the "Black Shark".

Due to the fact that this machine is single, she copes with the traditional battlefield tactics and superbly performs tasks scout. For exploration originally planned to use unmanned machine or Ka-52, but Ka-50 can qualitatively cope with such tasks on their own.

Ka-50 - Black Shark

When the first helicopter combat missions located on the base near the place of combat, where right in the cockpit can get complete information about your location and the location of the enemy forces. Aiming weapons manufactured using modern equipment with an error of only a few meters. After application of firing on enemy forces helicopter leaves the affected area air defense.

The helicopter was designed and developed in the design Kamov bureau. For service in the Russian helicopter entered the 1995 year and serial production was discontinued in the winter 2009 years. The refusal was made in favor of a new and improved model two-seater attack helicopter Ka-52.

History Ka-50

The development of a new attack helicopter was launched in the winter of 1976 by the resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union. The new device was supposed to replace the combat helicopter Mi-24, which lacked combat power. The new project was also influenced by the appearance of the American analogue called AN-64. The appearance of the machine was developed jointly by Kamov and Mil. OKB Kamov specialized mainly in the manufacture of marine helicopters, for this reason the new machine was equipped with a double coaxial screw, as well as marine models. It was the first land machine with this type of rotor. The main designer was Mikheev, who from the very beginning abandoned the standard similar helicopter models.

Ka-50 - Black SharkKa-50 - Black Shark

Due to the use of coaxial screws, the helicopter received a great lift and did not lose power. This led to the fact that the helicopter acquired the ability to climb faster in a vertical plane and a larger maximum lift altitude. The blades of the new helicopter had a smaller diameter, which led to a higher speed of their rotation, and this reduced the resistance during flight and allowed to obtain high speed during horizontal flight. The total weight of the machine was reduced due to the lack of the steering screw of the machine. And thus the helicopter has got the big survivability, as fighting damages of a tail of the device will not put the big damage and will not lead to malfunction of the car.

Another feature of this car was the reduction in the number of crew to one pilot. Refusal of the second pilot became possible due to the use of modern navigation and sighting equipment of domestic production. With the use of new technology, many devices and assemblies were automated. The use of only one pilot led to savings in time and costs in many positions. Firstly, for a single pilot you can use a much smaller amount of armor, which will also lead to a reduction in the weight of the car. Secondly, time and money was saved for training pilots in peacetime, as the number of personnel servicing the equipment decreased. And in combat time, single-seat helicopters will reduce the number of losses among pilots.

Ka-50 - Black Shark

The helicopter Ka-50 model was first used a new kind of rescue system for the pilot, which was not there before, and it is this unit was equipped with ejection seats.

Design Ka-50

The helicopter is equipped with a dual-engine power unit, which transmits power to the main coaxial screw. The helicopter is fitted straight elongated wing feathers with quality in all planes. In the manufacture of the machine body large number of polymeric materials have been used and aluminum alloys, again leading to weight reduction of the helicopter. 30% of the entire mass of the helicopter fabricated of composite materials. This all led to a simplification of the manufacture of parts and reduce their cost, and the most important thing is that they have a much longer life.

The fuselage is divided into three sections: front, back and tail. Strengthening the construction is done with the help of spars. In the nose of the helicopter cockpit is located, which is completely sealed and equipped with heavy armor. It protects the pilot from enemy armor-piercing bullets. Total weight of the machine is about armor 350 kilos. Half of the cockpit glazing is made of transparent armor.

Ka-50 - Black Shark

In the middle part of the helicopter located boxes of ammunition for the guns and car fuel tanks. Immediately placed computing equipment to manage all of the helicopter systems. In this area, there is mounting for engines and gearboxes as well as elements of the steering system. In the rear of the machine are located blocks in which radio equipment is installed.

Wings of Ka-50 long enough to have the scope of 7,3 meter and arrow-shaped, they are designed to discharge screw at high speeds. On the wings placed at four locations for mounting weapons. The wings provide an opportunity to strengthen weapons or additional tanks, weighing a ton 2. In addition, the wings mounted winch that allows to lift loads of up to 500 kilos.

Helicopter landing gear is composed of three racks, which are removed during the flight. Front support is equipped with a pair of wheels, with which you can produce effective taxiing on the ground. On the chassis set oscillation damping system that can safely break the machine in case of overload. In an emergency, or you can land the helicopter when Undiscovered chassis on its belly, with wings protects the machine from tipping over.

Ka-50 - Black Shark

Effective flight of the machine is provided by two gas turbine engines, each of which gives out 2,2 thousand horsepower. The engines of the power plant are located on the sides of the body in the gondolas. The advantage of the engines is that they are equipped with automatic oil systems that provide lubrication of all components and assemblies. The oil system prevents overheating and wear of the moving parts of the motors. The power plant has a high degree of safety, because it can continue to work at full loss of oil for another thirty minutes. The engines are equipped with centrifugal dust extraction systems. To reduce visibility in infrared light, the device is equipped with screen-exhaust systems.

Carrier Ka-50 system shows two coaxial screws, which have three blades. They are attached to the shaft by means of plugs and additional torsion. The main rotor controls the automatic skew. It should be noted that the upper main rotor rotates clockwise, and the bottom - against the clock. Propeller blades can withstand the ingress of shells to 20 mm and still maintain performance.

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Helicopter Ka-50 model is also equipped with a host of other systems that give the machine excellent flying and fighting qualities.


Modifications Ka-50:


 first modification of the attack helicopter.


 night attack helicopter.


 night attack helicopter.

 Ka-50-2 Erdogan

 double modification according to NATO standards

 Ka-52 Aligator

 double reconnaissance helicopter



The helicopter "Black Shark" despite the fact that has been established over 30 years ago, it is still one of the best combat helicopters used by the Russian army. The main advantage of this combat helicopter is the possibility of a low-flight above the ground - fighting machine capable of stably fly just 1.5-2 meters above the ground, and in the event of an obstacle, the machine is able to quickly gain the necessary height.

 The helicopter "Black Shark" I began to be used only in the year 1995, since up to this point he passed various tests, which lasted almost 13 years. To date, created just 15 combat vehicles of this type, two of which were wrecked, one helicopter crashed during the first tests in the year of its creation, and the second crashed in 1998 year.


By helicopter-50 «Black Shark". A photo.

By helicopter-50 «Black Shark". A photo.


An interesting fact is that helicopter "Black Shark" up to 2007 years, none of the countries did not use in his army coaxial rotorcraft, and Russia has become in this respect a true leader. What does coaxial screws? It makes sense to bring several advantages:

  1. Execution of aerobatics, for example, the "Funnel" figure, the execution of which implies circling around the intended target with its constant capture by aiming combat weapons;
  2. Quick climb;
  3. Big pitch.

There are a number of other advantages associated primarily with the maneuverability of combat helicopter "Black Shark", also known under this name as the Ka-50.

Helicopter Black Shark Photo which you can see in front of him, it demonstrates not only their rather small size, but also the so-called covert form, because quite a few people know that the helicopter poorly detected by radar, even at high altitudes, however under the condition that will be used by the meter band.

As for the characteristics, the Black Shark helicopter can boast of its small mass, quite a decent flight speed, averaging 270 kilometers per hour, which is slightly lower than the American Apache, but on the other hand, the maximum height of the helicopter is more than 6 kilometers, which is beyond the power of almost any helicopter. The weight of the helicopter is only 7700 kilograms, but on the other hand, if necessary, the helicopter can lift an additional 3 tons of various weapons.

It is also worth noting that there is a huge number of facts about the Black Shark helicopter, including those related to those that have never been demonstrated before. A typical example of this is the test of a helicopter landing without a tail unit, which can naturally occur in combat. The helicopter, of course, will not be able to continue the battle, but it will make an emergency landing without any damage to the pilot and ammunition on board. There is even a film about the helicopter "Black Shark"Which was released in 1993 year, that is, prior to the actual use of the combat vehicle in the Russian Air Force.


about the helicopter "Black Shark" film. Video.


The helicopter "Black Shark" operates to this day, however, the production of combat vehicles temporarily suspended due to the high cost and the feasibility of its use, however, it is safe to say that this is a means of military aviation is one of the best to date worldwide.


Ka-50 «Black Shark» Features

  • Crew - 1 people.
  • Maximum take-off weight - 10800 kg
  • Normal takeoff weight - 9800 kg
  • Maximum weight of consumable combat load -1811 kg
  • Normal weight of consumable combat load - 610 kg
  • Empty weight of the helicopter - 7692 kg
  • The maximum speed of flight - 300 km / h
  • Cruising speed - 270 km / h
  • Static ceiling - 4000 m
  • Dynamic ceiling - 5500 m
  • Range with normal takeoff weight - 460 m
  • Ferry range - 1160 km
  • Length with rotating propellers - 16 m
  • Height - 4,93 m
  • The diameter of the rotor - 14,5 m


By helicopter-50 «Black Shark". Gallery.

By helicopter-50 «Black Shark" photo sideBy helicopter-50 «Black Shark" in flightBy helicopter-50 «Black Shark" cockpit

By helicopter-50 «Black Shark" photo sideBy helicopter-50 «Black Shark" above the cityBy helicopter-50 «Black Shark»

By helicopter-50 «Black Shark" modelBy helicopter-50 «Black Shark" on the runwayBy helicopter-50 «Black Shark" before landing


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