Kamov Ka-40

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Kamov Ka-40
Kamov Ka-40.png
Drawing of the Ka-40
Role Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) helicopter
Manufacturer Kamov
Status Suspended

The Kamov Ka-40 is reported to be a new anti-submarine helicopter based on the Ka-27 and has been under development since 1990.

Design and development[edit]

The design was based on and fit to replace the Ka-27 with a pointed streamlined nose. Reportedly powered by two 1,838kW (2,465 shp) Klimov TVA-3000 turboshaft engines, driving a coaxial rotor system. The civil variant could carry a 7,000kg (15,432 lb) underslung load, while the military naval variant can include an array of ASW weapons and electronics. Armament is expected to include APR-3 water-jet-propelled torpedoes and KAB-250PL guided depth charges.

Although the Ka-40 was proposed for several civil and military roles, development was suspended in 1998.

Specifications[edit]

(projected specs)

  • Engine: 2 x 1,838kW (2,465shp) Klimov TVA-3000 turboshafts
  • Normal Take-off weight: 12,500kg (27,557 lb)
  • Max. take-off weight: 14,500kg (31,967 lb)

References[edit]

  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft

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