|Kamov Ka-60 Kastka|
|National Origin|| Российская Федерация,
|First Flight||December 24th, 1998|
|Number Built||8 (planned 200)|
The Kamov Ka-60 Kastka is a Russian transport Helicopter. The Kamov Ka-60 is a transport helicopter, first flown on December 24th 1998. It has a estimated local military market of 200 Units. 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.
The Ka-60 Kasatka is the first helicopter of the Kamov OKB company to be designed according to the single-rotor scheme. The rotorcraft is supplied with two especially designed engines, RD-600V Saturn. The construction of the Ka-60 consists of composites by 60%. High thrust-to-weight ratio together with excellent aerodynamics provides the helicopter with superior flying characteristics: maximum speed of 300km/h, range of up to 700 km and service ceiling of about 5,000 meters.
The Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka weight is about 6.5 tonnes, and it is a utility and tactical transport helicopter that makes use of state-of-the-art technologies, and materials including composites in the fuselage and rotor systems and modular, FADEC-controlled engines. Kasatka is intended as a replacement for the Mil Mi-8 used by the Russian Air Force, Army aviation, Border police and other agencies. For now only eight are in service, used by the Russian Air Force (a total of 200 planned). The four composite main rotor blades are attached to the hub by torsion bars. Fan-in-fin anti-torque rotor has 11 blades. Duplications and separation of mains systems, rotor controls that can take 12.8 mm hits and low signatures enhance survivability. Fuel tanks are filled with explosion suppressing foam. Crew and troop seats are crash-worthy, as is the landing gear. The pilot in command sites on the right. Basic avionic suite allows day and night IFR flight.