The Ka-226T is a light mulipurpose helicopter with precision hovering capability and day-night operation.  The passenger model can seat up to 7 people.  The transport model can carry 1000 kg within the fuselage or on an external sling; a cargo platform can be installed for large internal loads.  A military variant is capable of highland, sea and air space operations.  Common uses are reconaissance and cargo transport.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: Kamov Ka-26

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 4.19 m 13.7 ft
Overall Length: 13.24 m 43.4 ft
Overall Width: 13.24 m 43.4 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 8.61 m 28.2 ft
Airframe Width: 3.23 m 10.6 ft
Airframe Height: 4.19 m 13.7 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 3.44 m 11.3 ft
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.40 m 4.6 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 1.88 m 6.2 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 1.34 m 4.4 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 3,600 kg 7,937 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne): 3,800 kg 8,378 lb
Max Take-off Weight: 3,600 kg 7,937 lb
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 11 m/s 2,165 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 4,900 m 16,076 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 4,100 m 13,451 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 250 km/h 135 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 5,700 m 18,701 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 600 km 324 nm
Max Endurance: 4 hrs 4 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 426 kW 571 hp
Take-off / rated: 426 kW 571 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 518 kW 695 hp
OEI continuous: 477 kW 639 hp
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 13.24 m 43.44 ft
Direction of Rotation: Counter-rotating
Hub Type: Coaxial
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 137.68 m² 1482.0 ft²
Disc Loading: 13.07 kg/m² 2.678 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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