Kamov Ka-27 Helix Military Helicopter
The Russian Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name 'Helix') was designed by the Kamov Design Bureau as an anti-submarine (ASW) and ferry trandsport Helicopter for the Soviet Navy in the early 1970's, the production aircraft entered service with the Soviet Navy in 1975. The most unusual feature of the Ka-27 Helix Helicopter is it's twin co-axial counter rotating rotor, resulting in no need for a conventional tail rotor although this is at the cost in slightly reduced efficiency of the rotors which both disrupt the airflow of the other.
Kamov Ka-27 Helix Specifications:
- Crew: 1 to 3, plus two or three equipment specialists
- Length: 11.30 m (37 ft 1 in)
- Rotor diameter: 15.80 m (51 ft 10 in)
- Height: 5.50 m (18 ft 1 in)
- Empty weight: 6,500 kg (14,300 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 12,000 kg (26,400 lb)
- Engines: Twin 1,660 kW (2,225 shp) Isotov turbo-shaft engines
- Maximum speed: 270 km/h (145 knots, 166 mph)
- Cruise speed: 205 km/h (110 knots, 126 mph)
- Range: 980 km (530 nm, 605 mi)
- Service ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
- Two 2000 kg torpedoes (Ka-27)
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