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Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka

Airplane Picture - Ka-60 at the MAKS Air Show, 2009

Aircraft Picture - Ka-60 at the MAKS Air Show, 2009

Role: Transport/utility helicopter
National origin: Russia
Manufacturer: Kamov
First flight: 24 December 1998
Primary user: Russian Air Force
Number built: 8

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


Aircraft Picture - Kamov Ka-60 at MAKS 2005

Airplane Picture - Kamov 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.
Ka-64 Sky Horse : Export model. Western certified, equipped with two General Electric T700/CT7-2D1 engines and five-blade main rotor.



Russian Air Force - 7 in service

100 ordered


Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003-2004

General characteristics

Crew: Two
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 (51 ft 2 in)
Rotor diameter: 13.50 m (44 ft 3 in)
Height: 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)
Disc area: 143.10 m (1,540.3 sq ft)
Loaded weight: 6,000 kg (13,228 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 6,500 kg (14,330 lb)
Powerplant: 2 x Rybinsk RD-600V turboshafts, 956 kW (1,282 shp) each


Maximum speed: 300 km/h (162 knots, 185 mph)
Cruise speed: 275 km/h (148 knots, 171 mph)
Range: 615 km (332 nmi, 382mi)
Service ceiling: 5,150 m (16,900 ft)
Rate of climb: 10.4 m/s (2,050 ft/min) at sea level

Comparable aircraft

HAL Dhruv
Eurocopter Dauphin / Harbin Z-9
Eurocopter Panther
AgustaWestland AW139
Bell 430
Sikorsky S-76

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

The initial version of this article was based on material from aviation.ru. It has been released under the GFDL by the copyright holder.

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