The Russian-made Kamov Ka-28 (NATO Designation: 'Helix-A') is a modification of the Kamov Ka-27; specifically, the Ka-28 is the export version of the Ka-27PL.  The twin-engine Ka-28 uses the TV3-117VK turboshaft engine as opposed to the Ka-27's TV3-117VMA.

The Ka-28 is a Russian Naval anti-submarine helicopter.  It is capable of tracking and destroying surfaced and submerged submarines to a depth of 500 m.  Operations can be in day or night in any weather condition; in addition, the main rotor blades are foldable for storage and transport.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Russian Helicopters

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: Russian Helicopters Ka-27

Aircraft status: Status unknown


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)

Crew required: 3

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.40 m 17.7 ft
Overall Length: 15.90 m 52.2 ft
Overall Width: 15.90 m 52.2 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 12.25 m 40.2 ft
Airframe Width: 3.80 m 12.5 ft
Airframe Height: 5.40 m 17.7 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.24 m 4.1 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 4.52 m 14.8 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 1.30 m 4.3 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Speed: 270 km/h; Cruise Speed: 230 km/h

Max Gross Weight (ground): 12,000 kg 26,455 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 12,000 kg 26,455 lb
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 13 m/s 2,461 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed: 155 km/h 84 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
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: Motor Sich TV3-117VK turbine
Manufacturer: Motor Sich
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 1618 kW 2169 hp
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: 15.90 m 52.17 ft
Direction of Rotation: Counter-rotating
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 198.56 m² 2137.3 ft²
Disc Loading: 30.22 kg/m² 6.189 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
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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