×
Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Infantry Arms Warships & Submarines Military Pay Chart (2023) Military Ranks
Advertisements

HOME
AIRCRAFT / AVIATION
MODERN AIR FORCES
COUNTRIES
MANUFACTURERS
COMPARE
BY CONFLICT
BY TYPE
BY DECADE
MODERN AIRCRAFT
FUTURE FLIGHT

Aviation / Aerospace


Kamov Ka-65 Minoga


Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Maritime Helicopter [ 2027 ]



The Kamov Ka-65 Minoga is set to replace an aging line of Ka-27 co-axial helicopters of Soviet-Russian origin in the Anti-Submarine Warfare role.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/17/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

GO TO SPECIFICATIONS [+]
Advertisements
The Kamov Ka-65 "Minoga" is actively being developed as a direct successor to the Cold War-era Ka-27 ("Helix") series of naval helicopters operated en masse by the modern Russian Navy and former Soviet satellite states and allies. Developed from the earlier Ka-25 ("Hormone", the finalized development of the prototype Ka-20), the Ka-27, in its original form, was flown for the first time in December of 1973 and saw series introduction occur in 1982. Like other Kamov helicopter designs, the Ka-65 continues the series tradition of utilizing co-axial main rotors in place of using a traditional tail rotor unit (to counter the inherent effects of torque).

The initial design arrangement of the new helicopter appeared in 2019. The Ka-65 will follow the form-and-function of the Ka-27 family in that it will be operated from all in-service and upcoming Russian Navy ships in number and be typically outfitted for the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) role (carrying sonar, torpedoes, depth charges and the like). The versatility of the helicopter will be such that it will be able to undertake other over-water roles including Search and Rescue (SAR), Electronic Warfare (EW), Over-the-Horizon spotting, and maritime enforcement.

The general configuration of the helicopter will be largely conventional: the flight deck will be aft of a short, heavily-windowed nose section with side-by-side seating for the operating crew of two. The passenger section will incorporate five viewing windows to each fuselage side and have hinged entry / exit doors for both flight crew and passengers. Over the lower sides of the fuselage will be featured sponsons housing the main landing gear legs (wheeled, retractable) while a twin-wheeled nose leg will be positioned at its usual place under the nose.

The tail unit will be of short length (as in the earlier Kamov iterations) and sport a single, high-reaching vertical fin along with a forward-set horizontal plane, this member itself bookended by smaller vertical planes for the needed stability and support in flight. The lack of a true tail rotor unit means that the helicopter is afforded a smaller profile aboard generally space-strapped warships and carriers at the expense of complexity in adding a second main rotor unit.

Power is set to come from a pair of in-development Klimov TV7-117VK turboshaft engines rated up to 3,750 horsepower each and these will be carried over the fuselage and used to power both three-bladed main rotors.

Development of the Ka-65 coincides with the construction of a pair of new helicopter carriers being completed for the Russian Navy under the "Project 23900" designation (detailed elsewhere on this site). The pair of hulls will feature no fewer than eight landing spots aboard their flight deck and be outfitted to tackle the amphibious assault role while supporting attack, transport, and support helicopters. Beyond this, an provision is being made for the operation of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs).

Service entry is estimated for 2027 (on the part of the author) or later at this point. A sub-scale model of the helicopter was featured on a sub-scale model of the P.23900 vessel at the Army-2022 expo held in Russia.©MilitaryFactory.com
Note: The above text is EXCLUSIVE to the site www.MilitaryFactory.com. It is the product of many hours of research and work made possible with the help of contributors, veterans, insiders, and topic specialists. If you happen upon this text anywhere else on the internet or in print, please let us know at MilitaryFactory AT gmail DOT com so that we may take appropriate action against the offender / offending site and continue to protect this original work.
Advertisements

Specifications



Service Year
2027

Origin
Russia national flag graphic
Russia

Status
IN-DEVELOPMENT
Program in Progress.
Crew
3

Production
0
UNITS


National flag of Russia Russia (planned)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Special-Mission: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Equipped to search, track, and engage enemy underwater elements by way of specialized onboard equipment and weapons.
Special-Mission: Anti-Ship
Equipped to search, track, and engage enemy surface elements through visual acquisition, radar support, and onboard weaponry.
Special-Mission: MEDical EVACuation (MEDEVAC)
Extraction of wounded combat or civilian elements by way of specialized onboard equipment and available internal volume or external carrying capability.
Special-Mission: Search & Rescue (SAR)
Ability to locate and extract personnel from areas of potential harm or peril (i.e. downed airmen in the sea).
Maritime / Navy
Land-based or shipborne capability for operating over-water in various maritime-related roles while supported by allied naval surface elements.
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.


VERTICAL TAKE-OFF / LANDING (VTOL)
Series has a tactical capability to take-off and / or land vertically, a quality commonly associated with helicopters.
RADAR-CAPABLE
Houses, or can house (through specialized variants), radar equipment for searching, tracking, and engagement of enemy elements.
COUNTERMEASURES
Survivability enhanced by way of onboard electronic or physical countermeasures enacted by the aircraft or pilot/crew.
MULTI-ENGINE
Incorporates two or more engines, enhancing survivability and / or performance.
CO-AXIAL MAIN ROTORS
Dual main rotors arranged in co-axial mounting, negating traditional torque-neutralizing tail rotor unit.
RUGGED AIRFRAME
Inherent ability of airframe to take considerable damage.
EXTENDED RANGE PERFORMANCE
Capability to travel considerable distances through onboard fuel stores.
MARITIME OPERATION
Ability to operate over ocean in addition to surviving the special rigors of the maritime environment.
CREW-MANAGED
Beyond a pilot, the aircraft takes advantage of additional crew specialized in specific functions aboard the aircraft.
ENCLOSED CREWSPACE(S)
Features partially- or wholly-enclosed crew workspaces.
TORPEDO ARMAMENT
Ability to launch / release torpedoes against ocean-going threats / targets.
MINE DISPENSING
Ability to launch or dispense naval mines as a deterrence measure.
CAMERA EQUIPMENT
Payload supports photographic equipment providing still and / or real-time image / video results.


Length
38.4 ft
(11.70 m)
Width/Span
52.8 ft
(16.10 m)
Height
18.6 ft
(5.67 m)
Empty Wgt
16,535 lb
(7,500 kg)
MTOW
29,983 lb
(13,600 kg)
Wgt Diff
+13,448 lb
(+6,100 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Kamov Ka-65 production variant)
Installed: 2 x Klimov TV7-117VK turboshaft engines developing up to 3,750 horsepower each driving 2 x Three-bladed main rotor units in co-axial arrangement over the fuselage.
Max Speed
227 mph
(365 kph | 197 kts)
Cruise Speed
146 mph
(235 kph | 127 kts)
Max. Speed Diff
+81 mph
(+130 kph | 70 kts)
Ceiling
18,373 ft
(5,600 m | 3 mi)
Range
684 mi
(1,100 km | 2,037 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Kamov Ka-65 production variant. Performance specifications showcased above are subject to environmental factors as well as aircraft configuration. Estimates are made when Real Data not available. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database or View aircraft by powerplant type)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) role: Assumed support for air-launched torpedoes, depth charges, naval mines.


Supported Types


Graphical image of an aircraft aerial torpedo
Graphical image of a naval depth charge
Graphical image of a naval mine


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 2
Mounting Points




-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
HARDPOINT(S) KEY:
X

15
13
11
9
7
5
3
1
2
4
6
8
10
12
14


COLOR KEY:
Fuselage Centerline
Fuselage Port/Wingroot
Fuselage Starboard/Wingroot
Wing/Underwing
Wingtip Mount(s)
Internal Bay(s)
Not Used

Note: Diagram above does not take into account inline hardpoints (mounting positions seated one-behind-the-other).


Ka-65 "Minoga" - Base Series Designation.


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 Ukranian-Russian War
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
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft


Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective aerial campaigns / operations / aviation periods.

Images Gallery



1 / 1
Image copyright www.MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.


Advertisements







Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies


2023 Military Pay Chart Military Ranks DoD Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing all American military medals and ribbons.


www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-