The Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Russian: Чёрная акула | Russian Latin: Chornaya Akula) is a Russian attack helicopter. The Ka-50 was developed from the Kamov V-80. It is currently in service with the Russian Air Force and is being used as a heavily armed scout helicopter.


Kamov V-80

Prototype leading to the Ka-50.

Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark

Standard model.

Kamov Ka-50N Black Shark

Improved night attack capability.

Kamov Ka-50Sh Black Shark

Improved night attack capability.

Kamov Ka-50-2 Erdogan

Two-seat tandem cockpit variant.

Kamov Ka-52 Alligator

Two-seat side-by-side cockpit.

Kamov Ka-52K Alligator

Naval version of the Ka-52.

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