The Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka (Russian: "Касатка": "Orca") is a Russian Air Force helicopter that first flew 24 December 199

Design and development:Edit

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.

[[[Kamov Ka-60|edit]]] VariantsEdit

[[]]EnlargeKamov Ka-60 at MAKS 2005*Ka-60 : Basic multi-role model.

  • Ka-60U : Training.
  • Ka-60K : Naval version.
  • Ka-60R : Reconnaissance.
  • Ka-62: Civil model for the Russian domestic market. It will be equipped with Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines.[[|[1]]]
  • Ka-64 Sky Horse : Export model. Western certified, equipped with two General Electric T700/CT7-2D1 engines and five-blade main rotor.

[[[Kamov Ka-60|edit]]] OperatorsEdit


100 ordered [[|[3]]]

[[[Kamov Ka-60|edit]]] SpecificationsEdit


Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004[[|[4]]]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity:
    • Up to 16 infantry troops or 6 stretchers (Ka-60)
    • 14 passengers (Ka-62)
    • 2,000 kg (4,409 lb) (internal), 2,750 kg (6,062 lb) (external- Ka 60)
  • Length: 15.60 m[[|[5]]] (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)
  • Loaded weight: 6,000 kg (13,228 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 6,500 kg (14,330 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rybinsk RD-600V turboshafts, 956 kW (1,282 shp) each


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