Kamov Ka-50The Ka-50 is a Russian single-seat military helicopter, designed as a gunship. It features the usual load of weapons in external hard-points, with the wing stores able to carry 2,300 kg. It has contra-rotating co-axial rotors which remove the need for a tail-rotor and apparently make the craft fully aerobatic.
Kamov KA-50 helicopter.
It was designed by the Kamov company starting in the 1980s and adopted for service in the Russian army in 1995. It is manufactured by the Progress company of Arseniev. Its NATO reporting name is Hokum A, and it is sometimes called the "Black Shark" or "Werewolf".
There is also a twin seat version designated Ka-52 or "Alligator" .