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Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum) - Russia, 2002

Detailing the development and operational history of the Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum) Light Utility Helicopter (LUH).

 Entry last updated on 7/24/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©

  Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)  
Picture of Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)

Kamov has introduced its iconic coaxial main rotor arrangement into a light utility platform as the Kamov Ka-226.

October 2016 - India and Russia have entered into a joint agreement to locally produce some 200 Kamov Ka-226 (Ka-226T model) helicopters locally, under license. The helicopter will be used by Indian military services including the Air Force. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd will handle manufacture and will be partnered with Russian Helicopters / Rosoboronexport.

Kamov Ka-226T Specifications

Service Year: 2002
Type: Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
National Origin: Russia
Manufacturer(s): Kamov / Russian Helicopters - Russia
Total Production: 30

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 26.57 feet (8.1 meters)
Overall Width: 42.65 feet (13.00 meters)
Overall Height: 13.62 feet (4.15 meters)

Weight (MTOW): 16,535 lb (7,500 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

Engine: 2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 turboshaft engines developing 450 horsepower each while driving 2 x Three-bladed main rotors in co-axial arrangement.

Maximum Speed: 111 knots (127 mph; 205 kph)
Maximum Range: 324 nautical miles (373 miles; 600 km)
Service Ceiling: 20,341 feet (6,200 meters; 3.85 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload


Global Operators (Customers, Users)

India; Russia

Model Variants

Ka-226 "Sergei" - Base Series Designation
Ka-226A - Standard utility variant
Ka-226AG - Specially variant for oil industry operations.
Ka-226T - Fitted with Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 turboshaft engines developing 670 shp each; improved hot-and-high performance; upgraded avionics kit and radar suite.
Ka-226TG - Special variant for oil industry operations

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