Kamov Ka-60

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Ka-60 Kasatka
MAKS Airshow 2013 (Ramenskoye Airport, Russia) (519-10).jpg
Ka-62 serial configuration prototype
Role Transport/utility helicopter
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Kamov
First flight 24 December 1998[1]
Number built 2[2]
Variants Kamov Ka-62

The Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka (Russian: "Касатка": "Orca") is a Russian Air Force helicopter that first flew 24 December 1998.

Design and development[edit]

Early configuration Ka-60 demonstrator at MAKS 2009

The Ka-60 has an estimated local military market of 200 units (Army aviation units, Border Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs).[citation needed] Intended as a replacement for the Mil Mi-8, the Ka-60 is to be used for reconnaissance, for transporting air-assault forces, radio-electronic jamming, for special-operations missions and for various light-transport missions. Variations for foreign sale are expected. Manufacture is to take place at Ulan-Ude.

A civil version, the Ka-62, was initially proposed when the Ka-60 programme was launched, but no production followed owing to development problems with the Ka-60's Saturn RD-600V engines. Instead, an agreement was signed in April 2011 to use the 1,306 kW (1,751 hp) Turboméca Ardiden 3G turboshaft for a revised Ka-62. A five-bladed main rotor will be driven via a new transmission, while the helicopter will have a revised cabin with larger windows and new avionics. First flight of the Ka-62 is planned for May 2013, with certification in 2014. Four prototypes and an initial batch of 16 Ka-62s for the Russian Ministry of Defence are currently planned.[3]

Variants[edit]

First Kamov Ka-60 demonstrator at MAKS 2003
  • Ka-60 : Basic multi-role model.
  • Ka-60U : Training.
  • Ka-60K : Naval version.
  • Ka-60R : Reconnaissance.
  • Ka-62: New model for the civilian market. It has a redesigned fuselage with a high degree of composites, a larger cabin than the earlier demonstrators and will be equipped with Turboméca Ardiden 3G engines.[4]
  • Ka-64 Sky Horse : Export model. Western certified, equipped with two General Electric T700/CT7-2D1 engines and five-blade main rotor.

Operators[edit]

 Russia
 Brazil
  • Atlas Taxi Aereo (7 on order)[7]
 Colombia

Specifications[edit]

Profile Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka.png

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1-2
  • Capacity: **Up to 14 infantry troops or 6 stretchers
    • 12-15 passengers (Ka-62)[9]
    • 2,000 kg (internal), 2,500 kg (external)[10]
  • Length: 15.60 m[11] (51 ft 2¼ in)
  • Rotor diameter: 13.50 m (44 ft 3½ in)
  • Height: 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)
  • Disc area: 143.10 m² (1,540.3 sq ft)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 6,500 kg[12] (14,330 lbs)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turboméca Ardiden 3G [13] turboshaft, 1,680 shp cruise, 1,776 shp take-off power[14] (1,252 kW cruise, 1324 kW take-off) each

Performance

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  • Butowski, Piotr. "Russia's Resyled Helicopter". Air International, Vol. 82 No. 3. pp. 66–67. ISSN 0306-5634.
  • Jackson, Paul. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK:Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.
  • "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", №241 (1812), 25 December 1998. translation

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