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Kamov is a Russian rotorcraft manufacturing company, founded by Nikolai Ilyich Kamov, who started building his first rotary-winged aircraft in 1929, together with N. K. Skrischinski. Up to the 1940s, they created many autogyros, including the TsAGI A-7-3, the only armed autogyro to see (limited) combat action.

The Kamov Design Bureau (design office prefix Ka) has more recently specialised in compact helicopters with coaxial rotors, suitable for naval service and high-speed operations.

Kamov merged with Mil and Rostvertol to form Oboronprom Corp. in 2006. The Kamov brand name was retained, though the new company dropped overlapping product lines.

Kamov designs:

  • KaSkr-I Gyrocraft 1929

25 September 1929, the first Soviet autogyro, designed by Kamov and Skrzhinskii. Based on Cierva models named The Red Engineer.

  • KaSkr-II Gyrocraft 1930

Re-engined KASKR-I with a Gnome-Rhone Titan engine.

  • TsAGI A-7 1934

An autogyro primarily used for observation duties.

  • Ka-8 Irkutyanin 1947

single seat helicopter

  • Ka-9
  • Ka-10 1950

Single-seat observation helicopter. NATO reporting name Hat.

  • Ka-11

small single-seat helicopter

  • Ka-12

multi-purpose nine-seat helicopter

  • Ka-14

light multipurpose helicopter

  • Ka-15 1952

Two-seat utility helicopter. Nato reporting name Hen.

  • Ka-18 1955

A Ka-15 with a large fuselage and a 280 hp Ivchenko AI-14VF engine. Could carry 4 passengers. 200 units built (approximately). NATO reporting name Hog.

  • Ka-20 1958

Twin-engine antisubmarine helicopter prototype. NATO reporting name Harp.

  • Ka-22 Vintokryl 1959

Experimental rotor-winged transport aircraft. NATO reporting name Hoop.

  • Ka-25 1961

Naval helicopter. NATO reporting name Hormone.

  • Ka-26 1965

Light utility helicopter. NATO reporting name Hoodlum.

  • Ka-27 1974

Anti-submarine helicopter. NATO reporting name Helix.

  • Ka-28

export version of Ka-27 Helix

  • Ka-29

assault transport version of the Ka-27 Helix

  • Ka-31

airborne early warning helicopter

  • Ka-32 1974

anti-submarine helicopter

  • Ka-34

heavy rotary-wing aircraft

  • Ka-35

heavy jet-powered rotary-wing aircraft

  • Ka-37 1993

An unmanned coaxial helicopter developed with Daewoo of South Korea initially designed for agricultural tasks. Performances are a max weight of 250 kg ( 50 payload ), speed of 110 km/h, and a flight duration about 45 minutes.

  • Ka-40 1990s?

anti-submarine helicopter (Replacement for the Ka-27. In development)

  • Ka-50 “Black Shark” 1982

Single-seat attack helicopter. NATO reporting name Hokum.

  • Ka-52 “Alligator” 1997

two seat attack helicopter and widely used model

  • Ka-118 1980s-1990s

A NOTAR development – light multirole helicopter

  • Ka-126 1980s

Light utility helicopter. NATO reporting name Hoodlum-B.

  • Ka-128

light utility helicopter (one prototype only)

  • Ka-60 Kasatka 1990s

Transport/utility helicopter

  • Ka-62 1990s

civilian transport and utility helicopter

  • Ka-64 Sky Horse 1990s

naval transport and utility helicopter

  • Ka-90

High-speed helicopter project.

  • Ka-92

passenger helicopter

  • Ka-137 1990s

Unmanned drone/unmanned multipurpose helicopter

  • Ka-115 Moskvichka 1990s

light multi-purpose helicopter

  • Ka-226 “Sergei” 1990s

small, twin-engined utility helicopter

  • V-50 1960s

A high-speed assault helicopter project with tandem rotors. Cancelled.

  • V-60 1980s

A light scout and escort helicopter

  • V-80 1970s

A series of design studies for an attack helicopter (culminating in the Ka-50)

  • V-100 1980s

Twin-rotor combat helicopter project

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