First flight of Kamov Ka-50Sh Shar (Sphere)

Tuesday, March 4, 1997 - Kamov Design Bureau, Russia



The Ka-50Sh is a night operations attack helicopter variant of the Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark.  It gains the nickname Shar (translated to 'Sphere') for the shape of the equipped turret.

Source:  G.I. Kuznetsov. OKB N.I.Kamova. Published by Kamov, 1999. Page 375. Print.


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