Kamov Ka-115

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Ka-115 Moskvichka
Role light multi-purpose helicopter
Manufacturer Kamov
First flight 1999
Status project

The Kamov Ka-115 Moskvichka is a light multi-purpose helicopter designed for many uses, including passenger and cargo transportation, emergency service, SAR and patrol, or charter flights.

Design and development[edit]

Development is based on extensive use of advanced technologies tested to ensure high performance and reduce operating costs. A full-scale mockup of the helicopter was first built to optimize the layout of technological, operational, and ergonomic features. A wind tunnel model TsAGI was created to test flight characteristics and improve aerodynamic airframe layout. Laboratories tested the air intakes' dust device to improve efficiency. A model of the Ka-115 was presented at the aerospace show MAKS-95 in Zhukovsky. Prototype's first flight was 1999 and the aircraft is in production.

The basic Ka-115 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada/Klimov PW206K/2 engine that drives a coaxial rotor system, equipped with rotor de-icing. The Ka-115 features a large five-door cabin with large windows and a skid undercarriage. The cabin is fitted with vibration and noise suppression, heating and ventilation systems, and comfortable shock-absorbing crew and passenger seats.


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 4 passengers or 900 kg (1,984 lb) maximum payload
  • Length: 9.2 m (30 ft 2 in)
  • Width: 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 3.6 m (11 ft 10 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,850 kg (4,079 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney/Klimov PW 206K/2 turboshaft engine, 477 kW (640 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 230 km/h (143 mph; 124 kn)
  • Range: 780 km (485 mi; 421 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,200 m (17,100 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 11.5 m/s (2,260 ft/min)


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