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Kamov Ka-115 Moskvichka

Manufacturer: Kamov
First flight: 1999
Status: In production

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

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.


Crew: 1
Passengers: 5
Engine: 1 x 477kW P&WC/K 206D turboshaft
Rotor diameter: 9.5 m (31 ft)
Fuselage length: 9.2 m (30 ft)
Height: 3.6 m (11 ft 10 in)
Width: 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in)
Take-off weight: 1,850 kg (4,079 lb)
Max. speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
Cruising speed: 230 km/h (143 mph)
Rate of climb: 11.5 m/s (38 ft/s)
Service ceiling: 5,200 m (17,100 ft)
Range: 780 km (485 mi)
Payload: 700-900 kg (1,540-1,980 lb)

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