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.

Overview

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Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

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VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor

Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

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