The Kasatka (meaning "Killer Whale") was Kamov's first single-rotor helicopter configuration with a multiple bladed Fenestron tail rotor.  More than half of the helicopter structure is composed of Composite material.  The cabin fits up to 14 troops or 6 stretchers with 3 passengers.  Tested actuating links and transmissions shafts withstood shutting-through bullets up to 12.7 mm in caliber; the fuel tanks are encased in foamed polyurethane to prevent fuel explosion.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 4.10 m 13.5 ft
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 13.50 m 44.3 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 13.25 m 43.5 ft
Airframe Width: 3.00 m 9.8 ft
Airframe Height: 4.10 m 13.5 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.30 m 4.3 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 3.40 m 11.2 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 1.78 m 5.8 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 6,500 kg 14,330 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 6,500 kg 14,330 lb
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE: 2,100 m 6,890 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 300 km/h 162 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 5,150 m 16,896 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 700 km 378 nm
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Saturn RD-600V turbine
Manufacturer: NPO Saturn
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated:  
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 13.50 m 44.29 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Composite Polymeric
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Swept
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 143.14 m² 1540.8 ft²
Disc Loading: 45.41 kg/m² 9.301 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.40 m 4.59 ft
Configuration: Unblocked
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 10
Blade Construction: Composite Polymeric
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 1.54 m² 16.6 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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