The Ka-50 "Black Shark", NATO reporting name "Hokum", is a Russian attack helicopter manufactured by the Kamov design bureau. It is a single seat, coaxial rotor helicopter which holds the title of the fastest attack helicopter in the world.
Ace Combat 04: Shattered SkiesEdit
The Ka-50 is an attack helicopter used by the Federal Erusian Air Force, and one of the most uncommon air enemies in the game. A single Hokum is present in mission #5, "Lifeline", as well as another in "Invincible Fleet". Another four helicopters can be seen in "Emancipation".
Ace Combat: Assault HorizonEdit
|AC Installment||Ace Combat: Assault Horizon|
|PSN Date||February 15, 2012|
Gun 30mm 2A42 autocannon
The Ka-50 Hokum is the first downloadable helicopter of the game, and the third after the AH-64D Apache Longbow and the Mi-24 Hind. It was released along with DLC Pack #07 in February 15th, 2012 at the price of 480MSP (Xbox 360) or 720 yen (PlayStation 3). Upon download, the aircraft will be immediately available for use; however, it cannot be used in Campaign mode, as is the case with all other DLC aircraft.
The Black Shark is the most maneuverable helicopter in the game, and has the highest Firepower and air-to-air combat capabilities of its class. However, it shares the other rotorcraft's weakness of low Defense. The Hokum differs from the Apache and Hind in many aspects, apart from the coaxial rotor configuration. Firstly, it does not share the same special weapon selection of its counterparts (Air-to-Air Missiles or Advanced Air-to-Ground Missiles), instead using the Unguided Bomb and Semi-Active Air-to-Air Missile, although the Rocket Launcher still remains as the helicopter's main weapon. The Ka-50's Shipunov 2A42 autocannon is also semi-rigid, which means the player has to move the helicopter to attack different targets, though the gun can still be aimed, but has limited mobility. The availability of the UGB implies that the Hokum will be a high speed aircraft with a strength on "hit-and-run" attacks, allowing it to engage in bombing runs.
- Color 1: Light brown "Flecktarn" camouflage pattern with Russian Air Force/Task Force 108 markings.
- Color 2: Blue/black disruptive camo pattern.
- Color 3: Black finish with Russian Federation markings.
- Although it is a single seater helicopter, when playing with the Ka-50 in Free Mission in Assault Horizon, D-Ray's co-pilot Jack can be heard talking.