Kamov Ka26 & Ka-226

  • CountryRussia
  • TypeLight twin engine utility and training helicopter
  • PowerplantsKa-26 - Two 240kW (325hp) Vedeneyev M14V26 radial piston engines driving two counter rotating main rotors.
  • PerformanceKa-26 - Max level speed 170km/h (90kt), max cruising speed 150km/h (80kt), economical cruising speed 90 to 110km/h (60 to 70kt), typical agwork operating speeds 30 to 115km/h (15 to 62kt). Service ceiling 9840ft. Range with seven passengers and reserves 400km (215nm), max range with auxiliary fuel tanks 1200km (647nm). Endurance at economical cruising speed 3hr 40min.
  • WeightsKa-26 - Basic aircraft operating empty 1950kg (4300lb), max takeoff 3250kg (7165lb).
  • DimentionsKa-26 - Main rotor diameter (each) 13.00m (42ft 8in), fuselage length 7.75m (25ft 5in), height 4.05m (13ft 4in). Disc area of each main rotor 132.7m2 (1430sq ft).
  • CapacityKa-26 - Seating for eight including one pilot and passenger separated from modular main cabin which seats six. For agwork can be fitted with a 900kg (1985lb) capacity hopper and spraybars in place of cabin. In air ambulance configuration can accommodate two stretchers and three seated casualties or medical attendants. For freight work it can carry a sling load or be operated with an open platform in place of the cabin module.
  • ProductionKa-26 - Estimated 850 built for civil and military roles, with operators in over 15 countries.

The abnormally designed yet helpful Kamov Ka26 stays in across the board common administration in numerous previous Soviet states.

The Ka26 (which has the NATO code name `hoodlum') first flew in model structure in 1965, yet it didn't enter administration until 1970. However from that point forward give or take 850 have been manufactured for mostly common administration.

The remarkably arranged Ka26 characteristics two counter turning fundamental propellers, a Kamov trademark that discredits the requirement for a hostile to torque tail rotor. Different peculiarities incorporate the two podded outspread cylinder motors mounted either side of the fuselage, and the removable and interchangeable back fuselage.

The compatible lodge implies that the Ka26 can perform a wide assortment of missions, including traveler and cargo transport, air emergency vehicle, ethereal overview, and hunt and salvage among others with an unique mission particular back fuselage unit fitted as required. The fuselage case can additionally be uprooted and the airplane rather outfitted with a substance container and blasts for product showering, or it can act as an ethereal crane and can likewise convey sling heaps of cargo.

The Ka26 is no more in creation, in spite of the fact that it has been produced into the turbine fueled and modernized Ka126 which first flew in 1986. Advancement of the Ka-126 proceeded into the mid 1990s yet generation was never embraced.

Kamov is as of now chipping away at the enhanced Ka-226a. Improvements incorporate another rotor framework with hingless center points and glass fiber sharpened pieces of steels, progressions to the airframe including a reprofiled nose. Force is from two 335kw (450shp) Allison 250-C20r/2 turboshafts. In the first place flight was on September 4 1997.

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