Does anybody know if there exists a modernized version of the KA-50 cockpit? I only could find photos of the blue and the black versions, but it seemed they are identical in most parts, with exception of the color.
I ask because I have seen that the KA-52 even uses modern MFD's and the Blackshark still has this old CRT in. I want to make some textures for the last version if it's possible. Assumed the instrument haven't changed that much, so that they are at a totally different place.
I've never seen one. There is an upgraded version of the KA-50, called the KA-50-2 and I think it has a different flir/imaging pod on the nose. You can see it in some of the photos at the link below. That version could have had a more digital cockpit, but I've not seen any images of it.
However, I did remember reading that one of the problems with the KA-50 was pilot overload as there was only one pilot. So perhaps too many monitors wouldn't help. It was this reason that the twin seat KA-52 was created.http://thechive.com/2015/08/19/before-ka-52-alligator-there-was-the-ka-50-black-shark-63-hq-photos/