|Ka-62 serial configuration prototype|
|First flight||24 December 1998|
Design and development
The Ka-60 has an estimated local military market of 200 units (Army aviation units, Border Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs). Intended as a replacement for the Mil Mi-8, the Ka-60 is to be used for aerial 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) Turbomeca 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 was 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, and another 12 have been ordered for South America. It has a fantail, a 30-minute run-dry gearbox by Zoerkler, and can operate on one engine up to 9,500 ft (2,900m).
- 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 Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines.
- Ka-64 Sky Horse: Export model. Western certified, equipped with two General Electric T700/CT7-2D1 engines and five-blade main rotor.
- Atlas Taxi Aereo (7 on order)
- Crew: 1-2
- 12-15 passengers (Ka-62)
- 14 infantry troops or 6 stretchers
- Internal 2,000 kg (4,400 lb)
- External 2,500 kg (5,500 lb)
- Length: 15.60 m (51.2 ft)
- Rotor diameter: 13.50 m (44.3 ft)
- Height: 4.60 m (15.1 ft)
- Disc area: 143.10 m² (1,540.3 sq ft)
- Max. takeoff weight: 6,500 kg (14,300 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Ardiden 3G turboshaft, 1,776 shp (1,324 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 308 km/h (191 mph; 166 kn)
- Cruise speed: 290 km/h (180 mph; 160 kn)
- Range: 770 km (480 mi; 420 nmi) with main tanks
- Service ceiling: 5,700 m (18,700 ft) operational, 3,300 m (10,800 ft) hover
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Eurocopter Dauphin / Harbin Z-9
- Airbus Helicopters EC175
- Eurocopter Panther
- AgustaWestland AW139
- Bell 430
- Sikorsky S-76
- UH-60 Blackhawk
- Related lists
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- Butowski Air International September 2012, pp. 66–67.
- Mladenov, Alexander. "Kamov’s Six-Tonne Twin" Air International January 2014, page 74. Accessed: 17 June 2014.
- "Russian Helicopters". Retrieved 31 December 2015.
- Kamov Ka-60, warfare.ru, Russian Military Analisis. Retrieved on September 8, 2008.
- "World Air Forces 2013" (PDF). flightglobal.com. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
- "Brazil’s Atlas Taxi Aereo becomes first export customer for the Ka-62". Flightglobal. 2012-12-19. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
- "MAKS: Russian Helicopters grows backlog for Kamov Ka-62". Flightglobal. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
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- 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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