Kamow / Kamov Ka-27

Medium Utility Helicopter

Kamow / Kamov Ka-27PL © Alexander Marcenco
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The Kamov Ka-27 is a twin-engined naval ship-based medium utility helicopter with coaxial rotors developed by the Soviet Design Bureau OKB Kamov (OKB-2), today Kamov JSC, Russia. The Ka-28 is a downgraded export variant, the Ka-29 is a naval assault transport variant with accommodation for 16 soldiers, the Ka-31 is a naval reconnaissance variant.
The Kamov Ka-27 is a development of the Kamov Ka-25.
Crew3
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelKlimov TW3-117KM / TV3-117KM
Engine Power (each)1660 kW2226 shp
Speed250 km/h135 kts
  155 mph
Service Ceiling5.000 m16.405 ft
Range800 km432 NM
497 mi.
Empty Weight7.500 kg16.535 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight12.600 kg27.778 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)3/3
Main Rotor Diameter15,90 m52 ft 2 in
Rotor Disc Area198,6 m2138 ft
Length (Fuselage)11,30 m37 ft 1 in
Length12,25 m40 ft 2 in
Height5,40 m17 ft 9 in
First Flight12/1974
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>120
ICAO CodeKA27
NATO CodeHelix
Data for (Version)Kamov / Kamow Ka-27