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Kamov Ka-60

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

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.

General characteristics

 

* Crew: Two

* Capacity: Up to 16 infantry troops or 6 stretchers

* Length: 15.60 m (51 ft 2 in)

* Rotor diameter: 13.50 m (44 ft 3 in)

* Height: 4.20 m (13 ft 9 in)

* Loaded weight: 6,750 kg (14,850 lb)

* Useful load: 2,750 kg (external) (6,050 lb)

* Max takeoff weight: 6,750 kg (14,850 lb)

* Powerplant: 2× Rybinsk RD-600V turboshafts, 956 kW (1,282 shp) each

* * Fuselage width : 2.50 m (8 ft 2 in)

* Tail rotor diameter: 1.2 m (4 ft 6 in)

 

Performance

 

* Maximum speed: 300 km/h (162 knots, 185 mph)

* Cruise speed: 270 km/h (145 knots, 166 mph)

* Range: 615 km (332 NM, 380 mi)

* Service ceiling: 5,100 m (16,730 ft)

* Rate of climb: 10.4 m/s (2,047 ft/min) at sea level

 

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Taken on August 21, 2009