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

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

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)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 4.10 m (13.5 ft)

Overall Width: 13.50 m (44.3 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Saturn RD-600V turbine

Engine manufacturer: NPO Saturn

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 6500 kg (14330 lb)

Max Range: 700 km (378 nm)

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