Developed in 1961 by Russia's Kamov Design Bureau, the Ka-25PL is a variation of the Ka-25; a later model replaces the initial GTD-3F engine with the more powerful 736kW GTD-3M engine.  The helicopter can be fitted with floats for water landings and can operate at night.  A common use of the aircraft is anti-submarine warfare (ASW).


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: Kamov Ka-25

Aircraft status: Status unknown


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.37 m 17.6 ft
Overall Length: 15.74 m 51.6 ft
Overall Width: 15.74 m 51.6 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 9.70 m 31.8 ft
Airframe Width: 3.76 m 12.3 ft
Airframe Height: 5.37 m 17.6 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): 7,200 kg 15,873 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 7,200 kg 15,873 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: 220 km/h 119 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,500 m 14,764 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 650 km 351 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: Glushenkov GTD-3F turbine
Manufacturer: Glushenkov
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 671 kW 899 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: 15.74 m 51.64 ft
Direction of Rotation: Counter-rotating
Hub Type: Coaxial
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 194.58 m² 2094.5 ft²
Disc Loading: 18.50 kg/m² 3.789 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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