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Attack helicopter Ka-50 "Black Shark". Infographics

The Ka-50 was developed for the 1976 competition of the year using a new attack helicopter, which was to become a worthy opponent in parallel with the American design that was created, later named AH-64 Apache.

The Ka-50 looked revolutionary: the coaxial scheme, typical of the design bureau, was supplemented by a crew reduced to one person (the designers decided to base themselves on the high automation of the on-board complex) and an ejection system with shooting propellers. The result was an original attack helicopter with unsurpassed maneuverability, especially in flat U-turns, allowing you to quickly retarge the onboard armament.

The machine at the beginning of the 2000-s was successfully used in Chechnya. Currently, a new Ka-52 “Alligator” helicopter, serially produced for the Russian Air Force, has been created at its base.


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  1. cedar
    cedar 12 August 2017 09: 20
    Monster (French Monstre), or the Beast - a frightening, powerful, disgusting creature with superhuman capabilities.
    One can see a strong trap in the brains of someone rummaged. Neither the mind nor the knowledge of the one who had such a beautiful and unique in combat capabilities vehicle thrust into the rubric fighting monsters, imposing on us the perception of this masterpiece of military-technical thought as monsters.
    1. Charlie Brown
      Charlie Brown 18 August 2017 09: 12
      People admire monsters. They compose legends and songs about them. They envy them. So you, newborn shadow, do you know what a monster is? A monster is power. Power and freedom of choice. Monsters are free to choose. Monsters define the world. Monsters make us be stronger, smarter, better. Monsters weed out the strong from the weak, they are like a forge, which tempers souls, turning them into steel. Even cursing the monsters, we admire them. We dream to turn into them, at least in part.
  2. sabakina
    sabakina 12 August 2017 11: 05
    Beautiful car....