HOKUM Ka-52 HOKUM B Black Shark / Werewolf
Shark" is a single-seat attack helicopter for
destroying armored vehicles, slow-speed air targets and
manpower on the battlefield.
Coaxial Ka50 helicopter has two three-blade rotors of
14.5-m diameter each. The polymeric composite blade is
attached to the hub by a torsion bar. The airframe
features perfect aerodynamic outlines, mid-set stub wing,
retractable three-leg landing gear and empennage of a
fixed-wing aircraft type. The pilot cockpit is fully
armored. The emergency pilot escape system, comprising an
ejection seat, saves the pilot within the entire flight
speed and altitude range.
A set of improved survivability means allows Ka-50 to
attack successfully the specified targets and to survive
under intensive fire counteraction.
A coaxial rotor
helicopter features: higher power-to-weight ratio due to
the absence of power losses for a tail rotor; 1.5...2
times lower inertia moments of the helicopter; ability to
perform a pedal (flat) turn within the full flight speed
range; the best vertical rate of climb and hovering
The load factor of 3.5G combined with the above unique
qualities allows the helicopter to perform combat
maneuvers within the minimum air area and the shortest
time to gain an advantageous attack position.
||Antihelicopter and gunship
||Hirundo A109, Mangusta
A129, AH-64 Apache, AH-1F Cobra
||Main rotor: 6 (2 heads, 3
blades each) Tail rotor: None
||rotors turning: 16 meters
fuselage: 15.0 meters
||gear extended: 4.93 meters
gear retracted: 4 meters
||2x 2,200-shp Klimov
||Maximum Gross: 10,800 kg
Normal Takeoff: 9,800 kg
Empty: 7,692 kg
||External weapons load:
2,500 kg on 4 under-wing stores points.
||Maximum (level): 340 km/h
Cruise: 270-310 km/h
Sideward: 100+ km/h, Rearward: 100+ km/h
||+3 to +3.5 g
||Service: 5,500 meters
Hover (out of ground effect): 4,000 meters
Hover (in ground effect): 5,500 meters
External Fuel Tank: 500 ea. (max 4x)
||Maximum Load: INA
Normal Load: 460
With Aux Fuel: INA
1x 2A42 30-mm cannon
[250 HE-Frag + 250 AP]
2 - AT-16 VIKhR ATGM
2 - 80-mm rockets (20
2 - Twin 23-mm gun
pods [940 rounds]
4 - 500-kg bombs
2 - AA-11/ARCHER AAM
External fuel tanks
Automatic Cannon, 2A42:
Range: effective 3,000 m
Elevation: -45? to +10?
Ammo type and rate of fire is selectable
by pilot (HE or AP, 350 or 600)
cannon on right side
AT-16 VIKhR ATGMs
[ATGM racks can depress to 12?]
The HOKUM uses a
low-light level TV or thermal sighting, a
laser range-finder (10 km), FLIR, air
data sensor, and digital data-link which
interface with a fire control com-puter,
an autopilot, a helmet sighting system
and HUD for target location, acquisition,
designation, and firing. Night/Weather
avionics package ensuring a full
day/night, all weather capability. If it
is to be employed at night in an attack
role, it must be fitted with a night
targeting pod. This pod includes a FLIR,
a millimeter wave radar, and an
electro-optical sight takes up one of the
underwing pylons. The Ka-50N, and Ka-52
are capable of performing attack missions
in day/night, and all-weather conditions.
The French companies
Thomson-CSF, and Sextant Avionique offer
nav/attack systems, which can be fitted
to export variants.
Main rotors and
engines electrically deiced.
suppressors can be mounted on engine
receivers, IFF, chaff and flares.
Armored cockpit and
self-sealing fuel tanks.
Pilot ejection system.
||1 (pilots, 2 in Ka-52)
||Preproduction in Russia.
An initial fielding plan is for 2 per year for 14
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