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Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)

Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter

Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)

Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter

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Overview



Some 25 total variants of the base Kamov Ka-25 appeared throughout the systems production life.
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ORIGIN: Soviet Union
YEAR: 1966
STATUS: Active, In-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Kamov - Soviet Union
PRODUCTION: 460
OPERATORS: India; Russia; Soviet Union; Syria; Ukraine
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Technical Specifications



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Kamov Ka-25PL (Hormone) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
POWER: 2 x Glushenkov GTD-3F turboshaft engines developing 900 horsepower and driving 2 x three-bladed co-axial main rotors.
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Armament



Depends on mission type (SAR or ASW). Mission-Specific ordnance held in an internal weapons bay or external box. May include:

2 x air-to-surface torpedoes.
Nuclear Depth Charges.
Conventional Depth Charges.
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Variants / Models



• Ka-20 - Initial Model Development and basis for Ka-25 design.
• Ka-25 - Production Model Designation
• Ka-25PL "Hormone-A"
• Ka-25T "Hormone-B" - Target Acquisition and Missile Guidance Variant.
• Ka-25PS "Hormone-C" - Dedicated Search and Rescue (SAR) Variant; passenger ready.
• Ka-25BSh - Primary Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Model.
• Ka-25BShZ - Mine Sweeper Tow


History



Detailing the development and operational history of the Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone) Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter.  Entry last updated on 5/29/2019. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Kamov Ka-25 (NATO codename of "Hormone") was developed from the Ka-20, which itself was a response to a Soviet Navy requirement for a ship-borne helicopter to replace the aging Mil Mi-4 platforms. The Ka-25 became a mainstay on Soviet surface warships throughout the Cold War and played a major role in anti-submarine warfare for decades. The aircraft has since been replaced in service by the more capable Ka-32 series - another Kamov design.

The Kamov Ka-25 is a highly-recognizable helicopter for many reasons. Most notably are the twin main rotors, coaxially mounted and negating the need for a tail rotor. The elimination of the tail rotor, commonly found on traditional helicopters, means that the Ka-25 can be built to a shorter-in-length specification - a priceless attribute when considering onboard storage for a navy warship. Additionally, the stout fuselage design and tri-fin tail section are clear indicators of a Kamov design. This basic appearance is carried on in the Ka-27, Ka-28, Ka-29, Ka-31 and the Ka-32.

Crew accommodations amount to a pilot and copilot seated at front, side-by-side. if properly equipped, the cabin can provide seating for up to 12 passengers. Traditionally, the system is designed for naval operations in the way of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and search and rescue (SAR) operations, meaning cabin space is utilized for specialized equipment. Armament can vary depending on the mission but traditionally, the Ka-25 is set up to take on two air-to-surface torpedoes and/or conventional and nuclear depth charges.

No fewer than 450 Ka-25's were produced and delivered to the Soviet Union and Ukraine along with India and Syria. The type has slowly been removed from frontline service in the Russian Navy though it may continue in some quantity with other navies. The Ka-25BSh represents the dedicated ASW variant and the Ka-25PS represents the dedicated SAR variant of the Hormone brand.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed
Hi: 150mph
Lo: 75mph
This entry's maximum listed speed (130mph).

Graph average of 112.5 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Kamov Ka-25PL (Hormone)'s operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production (460)
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
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SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
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X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
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