latest Russian attack helicopter "Black Shark" first took to the skies in 1982, and was conceived in the already distant seventies, when the army felt the need for a powerful, agile and invulnerable air helper.For a long time, even the silhouette of the machine was kept secret.With the technological advances of recent years it has been continuously improved avionics.
Attack helicopters appeared long ago, an American AH-1 "Cobra" was involved in the Vietnam War, and later, in the eighties, there was a "Apache" AH-64.The main features of this class of rotorcraft steel armored pilot's seat, high maneuverability and powerful weaponry.In general, the machines, consisting of the US Army, to meet all these requirements, but the aerospace exhibition in Farnborough showed superiority over them the Russian Ka-50 "Black Shark".
Any project begins with a conceptual scheme.Coaxial screws have advantages over one main and one compensation propellers as the American attack helicopters.Almost unlimited flexibili
But not only the unique flight characteristics different "Black Shark".The pilot in the helicopter may feel very relaxed.He was not afraid of the shells or anti-aircraft artillery pieces, on any of the two engines he will fly to their base, and the recovery system to help him in a situation that may seem hopeless.
Catapult operates in two seconds: - first of all the propeller blades are shot, then the cabin windows, and the next - the pilot's seat.The height at which this occurs is not important.
The design of the helicopter "Black Shark" is widely used composite materials from which made the rotor blades, fuel tanks and some power elements of the fuselage.Thus, significantly reducing the risk of fire in the event of damage, while the inner tread tightening holes.
In order to maintain a modern battle, you need to constantly upgrade technology.Ka-50 "Black Shark", 2-seater, which is developed in recent years, so full of information support that can perform almost any combat missions.The pilot notified about possible threats, his actions immediately adjusted to the ground, the fire control system allows to hit several different targets simultaneously.
helicopter "Black Shark" is very useful in ground handling, all nodes are subject to planned maintenance, closing hoods, and bearings made of polymer composites do not require lubrication.Cannon fire systems designed to charge them to be fast.
weapons complex includes a means of combating enemy tanks - ATGM, acting on the principle of "fire and forget."
Work on the improvement of the machine continues now that she put into serial production.