KAMOV Ka-50 'HOKUM'
The Kamov Ka-50 is Russia's new generation
heavily armed attack helicopter. It has twin coaxial
contra-rotating rotors. It is used by the Russian forces
for close support duties much like the Australian Army's
Tiger. However, the 'Hokum' is unusual in its field,
in that it is designed as a single seater. Power units,
cockpit and rotors are heavily armoured, in addition to which
it is the first helicopter to have an ejector seat. Maximum
speed is 350 kph, armament is one 30mm cannon on the starboard
side, two rocket canisters and up to 16 anti-tank guided
Besides the rotor mounting which I didn't
read correctly and had to rectify later, this is a superb
well fitting kit to build with plenty of detail. It
has two different schemes, that of Company Demonstrator 'Werewolf'
or the one I chose of Company Demonstrator 'Black Shark'.