Kamov Ka-226

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Ka-226
Kamov Ka-226 MAKS 2005.jpg
Ka-226T at MAKS 2005
Role Light utility
National origin  Russia
Manufacturer Kamov
First flight 4 September 1997
Introduction 2002
Number built 22+
Unit cost
$4,200,000 (2007)[1]
Developed from Kamov Ka-26

The Kamov Ka-226 "Sergei" is a small, twin-engined Russian utility helicopter. The Ka-226 features an interchangeable mission pod, rather than a conventional cabin, allowing the use of various accommodation or equipment configurations. The Ka-226 entered service in 2002.

Variants of the Ka-226 have the NATO reporting name of Hoodlum, however Kamov's own name for the Ka-226 is Sergei.

Development[edit]

A twin turbine version of the successful reciprocative-engined Kamov Ka-26, (a single turbine version was called the Kamov Ka-126) the Ka-226 was initially announced in 1990. Originally developed to meet the requirements of the Russian disaster relief ministry, the aircraft first flew on 4 September 1997. Certification to Russian AP-29 "A" and "B" transport categories was granted on 31 October 2003. The Ka-226 entered production at "Motor Sich", Zaporozhye, Ukraine.

In December 2014 it was reported that India is in agreement with the Russian Federation will produce on its territory Mi-17 and Ka-226T.[2]

Design[edit]

The design is a refinement of the proven Ka-26, featuring interchangeable mission pods. The aircraft is fitted with a new rotor system, increased visibility nose, and new passenger cabin design. The Ka-226 also features a new transmission system and is made largely from composite materials.

The aircraft is fitted with trademark Kamov coaxial rotors, of advanced composite design, making the Ka-226 highly maneouverable and eliminating the need for a tail rotor.

Variants[edit]

Ka-226 ambulance module

Search and rescue, medivac, disaster relief and patrol variants have been developed for the Russian Emergency Ministry. Air ambulance, police and fire fighting variants have been developed for the Russian government.

  • Ka-226
Utility helicopter.
  • Ka-226AG
Gazprom specific variant.
  • Ka-226T
Instead of Rolls-Royce 250C engines, this variant is fitted with the more powerful Turbomeca Arrius 2G1. Each engine provides 670 shp, increasing the service ceiling to around 7000m, providing improved high altitude and high temperature operation.[3] Helicopter has new avionics with multifunctional displays, automatic control system, navigation system, radar. It can be equipped with hoist system, helicopter sling, searchlight, additional external fuel tank. For search and rescue missions helicopter can be equipped with medical module.
  • Ka-226TG
Gazprom specific variant based on Ka-226T model.

Operators[edit]

Gazpromavia Ka-226AG at MAKS 2007
 Russia

Specifications (Ka-226A)[edit]

Ka-226 of the Moscow Police Service in flight (2008)

Data from www.kamov.ru

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 9
  • Cargo: 1,400kg internally, or 1,500kg on an external sling
  • Length: 8.1 m (25 ft 7 in)
  • Main rotor diameter: 2× 13 m (42 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)
  • Gross weight: 3400 kg (7496 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Arrius 2G1, 335 kW (450 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 205 km/h (127 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 195 km/h (121 mph)
  • Range: 600 km (372 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6200 m (20300 ft)
  • Hover ceiling: 2500 m (8200 ft)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamov Ka-226
  2. ^ . 12 Dec 2014 http://defenceradar.com/2014/12/12/rogozin-india-will-produce-at-mi-17-and-ka-226t/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "The Ka-226 helicopter with new engines powered is under testing". Kamov Company. Archived from the original on 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  4. ^ "World Air Forces 2013". Flightglobal Insight. 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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