The Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka (Russian: "Касатка", "Orca") was a Russian Air Force prototype helicopter that first flew December 24th, 1998. The Ka-60 was to be used for reconnaissance, for transporting air-assault forces, radio-electronic jamming, for special-operations missions and for various light-transport missions. Several prototypes were built, but project never went into the mass-production. Ka-60 project is succeeded by the medium helicopter Ka-62, which is a distant relative to the Ka-60 because of a new airframe and Turmomeca Ardiden 3G engines. Also, Ka-62 is a civilian model intended for corporate use.
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The KA-60 appears in Battlefield 3 as the Russian transport helicopter.
The KA-60 appears in two missions. The first is Going Hunting where the player must laser designate PLR soldiers trying to escape the airfield. Once designated an A-10 Thunderbolt will strafe and destroy the KA-60. The other mission is Kaffarov, where Kaffarov will try and escape onboard a KA-60, but Dimitri Mayakovsky catches him and has a fight onboard and both bailout of the Helicopter, crashing into a pool.
Available to the Russian Ground Forces for use at Operation Firestorm and Alborz Mountains, it is capable of seating five. It is the Russian counterpart to the American UH-1Y Venom. Along with the pilot who has use of IR Flares, two players can operate door-mounted miniguns, and two other players can use their personal equipment, such as the repair tool when the helicopter is taking damage. Air transports have a higher tolerance for damage, catching fire only after they are down to 33% health. It can also act as a mobile spawn point as soldiers can spawn in it at anytime, similar to the AMTRAC. It should be noted that due to the taller structure of the Kasatka, it has a higher center of gravity, leading to tips.
A glitch may occur where the tail of the helicopter is detonated by friendly forces, the tail will violently detach from the helicopter leaving only the tail rotor. It is is still flyable and no physical damage is caused to the Kasatka. This can be solved by repairing the KA-60 Kasatka.
- On consoles, this is the least used vehicle in multiplayer, appearing only on Operation Firestorm Conquest.