Development of the Russian helicopter began in 1984 for the Ka-126, a derivative of the Kamov Ka-26.  Compared to its predecessor, the Ka-126: has a single engine, eliminating the feature of an engine pod on either side of the aircraft; has a cabin capacity of seven passengers.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: Kamov Ka-26

Aircraft status: Status unknown


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 4.16 m 13.6 ft
Overall Length: 13.00 m 42.7 ft
Overall Width: 13.00 m 42.7 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 7.78 m 25.5 ft
Airframe Width: 3.22 m 10.6 ft
Airframe Height: 4.16 m 13.6 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 3.48 m 11.4 ft
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.40 m 4.6 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 2.04 m 6.7 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 1.30 m 4.3 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 3,250 kg 7,165 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 3,250 kg 7,165 lb
Empty Weight: 1,915 kg 4,222 lb
Useful Load: 1,335 kg 2,943 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.589
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 7 m/s 1,299 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 970 m 3,182 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 80 m 262 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 190 km/h 103 kts
Never Exceed Speed: 180 km/h 97 kts
Service Ceiling: 3,850 m 12,631 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 713 km 385 nm
Max Endurance: 6 hrs 6 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 1
Designation: Omsk TV-O-100 turbine
Manufacturer: Omsk Aircraft Engine Design Bureau
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 522 kW 700 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 13.00 m 42.65 ft
Direction of Rotation: Counter-rotating
Hub Type: Hingeless, Titanium and Composite
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)
Blade Chord: 0.250 m 0.82 ft
Blade Tip Geometry: Swept
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 132.73 m² 1428.8 ft²
Disc Loading: 12.24 kg/m² 2.508 lb/ft²
Solidity: 0.0367
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 1.63 m² 17.5 ft²
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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