Russian and Soviet Military Aircraft 

KAMOV DESIGN BUREAU (OKB), Moscow Region, Russia

Kamov Nikolai Il'ich, First General Designer (1948-73). 
Mikheev Sergey Viktorovitch, General Designer (1973-). 
 
 
 
A-7, Kamov Observation autogiro. Seven built, and used in 1941 for reconaissance duties. 
Type: A-7 
Function: observation 
Year: 1934 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 480hp M-22 
Speed: 210km/h Ceiling: 4800m Range: 
Armament: 2*mg
Ka-8, Kamov Precursor of the Ka-10. The Ka-8 was a single-seat helicopter with a 27hp M-76 engine, boosted to 45hp by using alcohol for fuel. 1947. 
Ka-10, Kamov 'Hat' Single-seat observation helicopter, not much more than an open rig with an engine and coaxial rotors. 12 built. 
Type: Ka-10  
Function: observation  
Year: 1950 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 41kW Ivchenko AI-4V 
Speed: 90km/h Ceiling: Range: 95km 
Armament:
Ka-15, Kamov 'Hen' The Ka-15 was a small utility helicopter with coaxial rotors. 
Type: Ka-15 
Function: utility 
Year: 1952 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * 225hp Ivchenko AI-14V 
Speed: 150km/h Ceiling: 3050m Range:
Ka-18, Kamov 'Hog' Utility helicopter, development of the Ka-15 with a lengthened fuselage and more powerful engine. About 200 built. 
Type: Ka-18 
Function: utility 
Year: 1955 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 275hp Ivchenko AI-14VF 
Speed: Ceiling: Range: 
Load: 3 seats
Ka-20, Kamov 'Harp' Precursor of the Ka-25. The Ka-20 was much larger than the Ka-18, and powered by two 670kW turboshaft engines. 
Ka-22, Kamov 'Hoop' Compound helicopter, only a prototype. The Ka-22 had side-by-side rotors, instead of Kamov's usual coaxial ones. 
Type: Ka-22 
Function: experimental 
Year: 1961 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 5700hp Ivchenko AI-20V 
Speed: 356km/h Ceiling: 2560m Range: 
Armament:
Ka-25, Kamov 'Hormone' ASW helicopter with a short, stubby fuselage and contrarotating, coaxial rotors. The contra-rotating rotors eliminated the need for an anti-torque tail rotor, and made a very compact design possible, with obvious benefits for shipboard operations. The Ka-25B Hormone-A is equipped for ASW operations, the Ka-25 Hormone-B for electronic warfare and the Ka-25PS Hormone-C for SAR. The Ka-25 is now mostly replaced by the Ka-27. 
Type: Ka-25 'Hormone' 
Function: ASW, utility and SAR helicopter 
Year: 1965 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 900hp Glushenko GTD-3 
Speed: 193km/h Ceiling: 3350m Range: 650km 
Armament:
Ka-26, Kamov 'Hoodlum' Small utility helicopter. Most of the fuselage is rectangular, removable box. 850 built. 
Type: Ka-26 
Function: utility 
Year: 1970 Crew: 1-2 Engines: 2 * 325hp Vedeneyev M-14V-26 
Speed: 170km/h Ceiling: 3000m Range: 1200km 
Load: 900kg
Ka-27, Kamov 'Helix-A, D' Improved version of the Ka-25. The fuselage was redesigned to give a large increase in cabin room, with only a small increasse in external dimensions. This allows the Ka-27 to operate from the same ships as the Ka-25. New engines and rotor blades allow a significant increase in operating weights. 
Type: Ka-27 'Helix-A' 
Function: ASW 
Year: Crew: 5 Engines: 2 * 1660kW Isotiv TV3-117V 
Rotor Span: 15.90m Length: Height: Disc Area: 397.11m2 
Empty Weight: 6100kg Max.Weight: 12600kg 
Speed: Ceiling: Range: 
Armament: 
Ka-28, Kamov 'Helix-A' Export version of the Ka-27. 
Ka-29, Kamov 'Helix-B' Shipboard attack/transport helicopter. The Ka-29 is a development of the Ka-27 with a more rectangular nose, containing a 7.62mm gun, and attachment points for more external armament. A Ka-29RJD version with an early-warning radar is in development. 
Type: Ka-29TB 
Function: attack/transport 
Year: Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 1660kW Isotov TV3-117VK 
Wing Span: 15.90m Length: 11.60m Height: 5.40m Wing Area: 198.5m2 
Empty Weight: 5520kg Max.Weight: 12600kg Max external load: 4000kg 
Speed: 235km/h Max speed: 280km/h Ceiling: 5000m Range: 460-800km 
Armament fix: 1*mg7.62mm or 1*g30mm 2A42 
Armament load (attack version): 8*AT missile sys (Sturm), 2-4*AS rockets sys (S-5 or S-8), 2*bombs (ZB-500), 2*gUPK-23-250.
Ka-30, Kamov Version of the Ka-29, probably mainly for civil operations. 
Ka-32, Kamov 'Helix-C' Development of the Ka-27. The Ka-32 is assumed to be a civil version, build in two verions - transport and  naval (Ka-32S). 
Type: Ka-32 
Function: transport 
Crew: 1-3 Engines: 2 *TV3-117 Wing Span: 15.9 m Max.Weight: 12600 kg Max. load: 5000 kg 
Speed: 230km/h Max Speed: 250km/h Ceiling: 3500m Max.Ceiling: 6000m Range: 800 km Passenger no: 16
Ka-50, Kamov 'Hokum'  

A single-seat attack helicopter. The Ka-50 is a good performer, but it is thought that the single-seat layout imposes a very high workload on the pilot. 
Type: Ka-50 
Function: attack 
Year: 1982-84 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 1618kW Isotov TV3-117 
Wing Span: 14.5 m Length: 16m 
Weight: 10800 kg 
Max Speed: 350km/h Ceiling: 4000m Range: 
Armament: 1*g30mm 2A42, AT missiles, AS rockets.
Ka-52, Kamov 'Alligator' Two-seat attack helicopter. Development of the Ka-50.
Ka-62, Kamov  Newest civil multipurpose  helicopter (transport, liner {14-16 passengers}, observer,...) 
Type: Ka-62 
Function: transport 
Crew: 1-2 Engines: 2 *RD-600 Wing Span: 13 m Max. load: 2000 kg 
Speed: 270km/h Max Speed: 300km/h Ceiling: 2000m Max.Ceiling: 5500m Range: 600km
Ka-118, Kamov Under development. Two-engined, medium-sized helicopter of NOTAR configuration. 
Ka-126, Kamov 'Hoodlum' Civil multipurpose helo (transport, observer,...). Development of Ka-26 with one 720hp TV-0-100 engine. 
Type: Ka-126 
Function: transport 
Crew: 1 Engines: 1 Wing Span: 13m Max.Weight: 3250 kg Max. load: 1000 kg 
Speed: 160km/h Max Speed: 180km/h Ceiling: 1000m Max.Ceiling: 3850m Range: 650 km Passenger no: 7
Ka-136, Kamov 'Hookum' See Ka-50
Ka-226, Kamov 'Hoodlum' Civil multipurpose helo (transport, observer,...). Development of Ka-26 with two engines. 
V-50, Kamov Design for an attack helicopter with tandem rotors (rather than the usual Kamov coaxial rotors). The V-50 was designed for a speed of 400km/h. Abandoned. 1969. 
V-60, Kamov Design for a light (3500kg) attack helicopter. Abandoned. 1980s. 
V-80, Kamov Design for a fighter helicopter, intended to combat other helicopters. Abandoned. 1971. Later the designation V-80 was reused for the design of the Ka-50
V-100, Kamov Design for a heavy attack helicopter. The V-100 design had rotors on the tips of a wing, and a pusher propeller to exceed the speed of 400km/h. Abandoned
 

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Information from 
Gustin Military Aircraft Databese,
Modern SOVIET WEAPONS, Ray Bonds, 
Moscow Aero-Space Show 1995, etc.
with corrections and additions