Nicolai Kamov started build his first rotor-winged aircraft in 1929,
together with N.K.Skrzhinskij .
Up to the 40s, they created few more autogiros, including the only (in
the World) armed one (A-7-3) that saw (limited) combat action.
Since then, the Kamov bureau is specialised on compact helicopters of
coaxial scheme, suitable for naval service and high-speed operations.
25, 1929 : KaSkr-I Gyrocraft
The name designations (always begins with H) belongs to NATO
The First Soviet
Autogiro was designed by Kamov and Skrzhinskii. Based on Cierva
1944 : Ka-8
for observation duties.
September 1949 :
his first truly helicopter, Kamov introduced the coaxial scheme that
the bureau will still using up to present day.
The Ka-8 was a single-seat helicopter with a 27 hp motorcycle engine,
boosted to 45 hp by using alcohol for fuel.
The rotor blades were made of reinforced wood.
Three units built.
||The Hat was an
improved Ka-8 with a 55 hp Ivchenko engine that can reach 90 km/h.
The twin - tail was introduced in the Ka-10M
12 units built.
Middle of the 80s
A heavy attack
helicopter project with a pusher propeller to exceed the speed of 400
km/h . it was to be armed with 3000 kg of bombs/rockets, two guns, and
two anti-radar/anti-ship missiles Not built.
1994 : Ka-62 / 62M
( 64 )
Unique single main
rotor operational helo by Kamov
1994 : Ka-226
development of the Ka-126
90s : Ka-37
coaxial helicopter developed with Daewoo of South Korea initially
designed for agricultural tasks .
Performances are a max weight of 250 kg ( 50 payload ), speed of
110km/h, and a flight duration about 45 minutes.
The new helicopter
for the Russian navy