A lightweight one-seater helicopter developed by the Kamov Design Bureau in Russia in 1955.  A variant of the Ka-10, the Ka-10M is designed for observation and liaison.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: Kamov Ka-10

Aircraft status: No longer flying


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Floats

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 2.50 m 8.2 ft
Overall Length: 6.12 m 20.1 ft
Overall Width: 6.12 m 20.1 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 3.70 m 12.1 ft
Airframe Width: 1.97 m 6.5 ft
Airframe Height: 2.50 m 8.2 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 390 kg 860 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 390 kg 860 lb
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed: 115 km/h 62 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 2,500 m 8,202 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 170 km 92 nm
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 1
Designation: Ivchenko AI-4V reciprocating
Manufacturer: Ivchenko
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 40 kW 54 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: 6.12 m 20.08 ft
RPM: 410.0 rpm 410.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Counter-rotating
Hub Type: Coaxial
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Swept
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 29.42 m² 316.6 ft²
Disc Loading: 6.63 kg/m² 1.358 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed: 131.38 m/s 431.0 fps

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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