AMO-7277 1/72 Kamov Ka-15M Soviet anti-submarine helicopter model kit
The Ka-15 made its first flight on April 14, 1953 at the hands of test pilot D K Yefremov. State acceptance trials were completed in 1955, and next year the helicopter entred production at aircraft factory No 99 in Ulan-Ude. The Ka 15 evolved into a number of specialized versions, including the multi-purpose Ka-15M, the UKa-15 dual-control trainer version and four-seat Ka-18. By virtue of its small size and manoeuvrability the Ka 15 successfully performed take-offs from and landings on the ship's small helipad even in sea state 6 conditions. Once a submanne was detected, a third Ka-15 equipped with the OPB-1R sight and two 50-kg depth charges entered service.
AMOdel 1/72 Kamov Ka-15M Soviet anti-submarine helicopter model kit. Pic.1
The Ka-15 and its versions remained in servce for almost 20 years.
Technical and tactical specifications of Ka-15
Length - 6260 m
Maximum start weight - 1370 kg
Ceiling - 3000 m
Width - 3600 m
Maximum speed - 155 kph
Engine - Al-14VF, developing 280 hp