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The Kamov Ka-226 "Sergei"
is a small, twin-engined Russian
. 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.
Since they shared a common lineage, all three of these helicopters have the NATO reporting name
, however Kamov's own name for the Ka-226 is Sergei.
A twin turbine version of the successful 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
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... Read More