Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
V-80 - Prototype Model Designation
V-80Sh-1 - Pre-Production Prototype; two examples produced; "Shturmovik-1" designation for "single seat assaulter".
Ka-50 "Black Shark" ("Hokum-A") - Production Model Designation based on the V-80Sh-1 pre-production models.
Ka-50N "Nochnoy" - Developmental Night-Capable Variant with FLIR.
Ka-50Sh "Shar" - Developmental Improved Night-Capable Variant with FLIR.
Ka-50-2 - Proposed Export Designation
Ka-50-2 "Erdogan" - Proposed Turkish attack helicopter requirement; developed jointly by Kamov and Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI); Israeli avionics and "glass" tandem twin-seat; never purchased or produced.
Ka-52 "Alligator" ("Hokum-B") - All weather, day/night capable; two-seat side-by-side cockpit.
Ka-52K - Navalized Ka-52 variant; folding main rotor head; reinforced undercarriage; anti-corrosion coating; maritime ordnance support.