1:72 Scale Plastic Model – Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark Attack - Scout Helicopter – Fuselage Length: 8.5" Rotor Span: 8”
This model is a single seat model. No pilot figure is included. The cockpit is glued shut. The landing gear is fixed in the extended position.
NO DISPLAY IS INCLUDED. A small plastic plate with the model's scale and other information is included for display
This plastic model is mostly assembled and painted. There is some minor assembly required. The propeller blades need to be attached to the main rotor. The attachment does not need glue but the pieces are very small and fragile and patience and a level of dexterity is needed. The fitting of the parts are held in place by friction alone but depending on the particular model, one might need to add a tiny smear of glue to hold pieces in place or on the other hand, sand/scrape some material make pieces fit.
The detail and scale of the model is comparable to other more expensive diecast metal models. The panel lines and cockpit are crisp. The paint scheme and markings are very accurately done. The markings are not decals that would crack or peel off. The marking seem to be printed onto the surfaces. Moreover the paint scheme is done in a "weathered" style where one can see different shades of darker color along particular panel lines and edges to represent oil stains and/or normal wear
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The box measures 13 inches by 5 inches by 5 inches.
The Kamov Ka-50 "Black Shark" (Russian: Чёрная акула; Chornaya Akula, NATO reporting name: Hokum A) is a single-seat Russian attack helicopter with the distinctive coaxial rotor system of the Kamov design bureau. It was designed in the 1980s and adopted for service in the Russian army in 1995. It is manufactured by the Progress company in Arsenyev. It is being used as a heavily armed scout helicopter.