My interest in Russian helicopters has always been a professional one. Most U.S. and other NATO member military pilots make it a point to get to know Russian made aircraft and their capabilities, as Russia has sold many of their aircraft to countries that are unfriendly to the West. But it hasn’t been all adversarial. I’ve gotten to know Mil helicopters like the Mi-17 and Mi-24/35 through working with allied countries that operate the type.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.helisimmer.com/reviews/dcs-ka-50-black-shark/