Russia’s army overhaul: “flying alligators” to replace “black sharks”

The Russian Air Force is to stop using the KA-50 attack helicopter, also known as the Black Shark. Defense officials explain that the Soviet-designed chopper can only carry one pilot, who cannot fly and shoot at the same time. From now on, the Russian Air Force will use a two-seater modification – the KA-52 Alligator. […]