Kamov Helicopter

The Kamov Ka-60/62 Kasatka (Russian: "Касатка": "Killer whale") is a Russian helicopter that first flew on 24 December 1998.

Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka

Design and development

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 were planned with another 12 ordered by South American civilian customers. 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).Development of the Ka-62, with its western systems and powerplant, has been slow, and the helicopter made several turns over the tarmac on 28 April 2016. On 25 May 2017 it made its maiden flight proper, a 15-minute flight at a speed of up to 110 km/h.[6] Russian certification is now expected in 2018, with European EASA certification following in 2020

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Ka-60 Basic multi-role model.

Ka-60U Training version.

Ka-60K Naval version.

Ka-60R Reconnaissance version.

Ka-62 New version 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.[8]

Ka-64 Sky Horse Western certified export version equipped with two General Electric T700/CT7 turboshaft engines and five-blade main rotor.

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Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka

The Ka-60 has an estimated local military market of 200 units (Army aviation units, Border Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs).[citation needed] 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.

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Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka: See below

  • History

    Role Transport/utility helicopter

    National origin Russia

    Manufacturer Kamov

    First flight 24 December 1998

    Number built 2

     

  • General info

    Crew: 1–2

    Capacity: 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); Height: 4.60 m (15.1 ft)

    Max. takeoff weight: 6,500 kg (14,300 lb)

    Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Ardiden 3G turboshaft, 1,776 shp (1,324 kW) each

  • Performance

    Performance

    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

Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka "Killer Whale"

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The Kamov Ka-60/62 Kasatka (Russian: "Касатка": "Killer whale") is a Russian helicopter that first flew on 24 December 1998.

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