Kamerton-N Ratnik

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Ratnik
Role Light autogyro
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Kamerton-N Ltd
First flight 1995

The Kamerton-N Ratnik is a 1990s Russian light autogyro designed and built by Kamerton-N Ltd of Shchyolkovo.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Ratnkik, with an enclosed glazed cabin and side-by-side configuration seating for two, was developed by Kamerton-N in partnership with the Chkalov Air Force Science and Research Institute.[1] The Ratnik has a two-blade main rotor and is powered by a 67 hp (50 kW) Samson 760 piston engine driving a pusher propeller inside a duct ring, the rudder is also mounted inside the duct.[1] The autogyro started flight trials in 1995.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 4.95 m (16 ft 3 in) nose to rudder
  • Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) to top of duct
  • Max takeoff weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Samson 760 piston engine, 50 kW (67 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 9.0 m (29 ft 6 in)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph; 81 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 203 km/h (126 mph; 110 kn)
  • Minimum control speed: 35 km/h (22 mph; 19 kn)
  • Range: 250 km (155 mi; 135 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,123 ft)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Taylor 1996, p. 315

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1996). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1996/97. London, England: Brassey's. ISBN 1 85753 198 1.