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Ka-137

The Kamov Ka-137, previously designated MBVK-137, is an unmanned multipurpose helicopter designed for many roles, including reconnaissance, patrol, police and ecology, emergency, and data transmitting. Three versions of the Ka-137 were made – one ship-based, one automobile-based, and another carried by the Ka-32 helicopter. The aircraft uses a piston engine, driving a coaxial-rotor system and features a tailess, sphere-shaped fuselage with four-leg leaf-spring landing gear. Sensors and other equipment located in a special equipment compartment.

 

Specifications

 

General characteristics

Crew: 1 ground operator

Capacity: 80 kg (176 lb) internal cargo

Diameter: 1.30 m (4 ft 3 in)

Main rotor diameter: 5.30 m (17 ft 5 in)

Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)

Main rotor area: 8.3 m2 (90 ft2)

Gross weight: 280 kg (620 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Hirth 2706-R05, 50 kW (65 hp)

 

Performance

Maximum speed: 175 km/h (110 mph)

Range: 530 km (850 miles)

Endurance: 4 hours

Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)