Kamov Ka-115

$800,000 to $1 million estimated

photo: Editorial Team

The Kamov Ka-115 is a Russian twin rotor helicopter, and while it doesn’t bear the same name recognition as other models on the market, this aircraft offers some unique features that make it stand out from its competitors. The Ka-115’s most notable feature is its ability to take off and land in tight spaces. This makes it an attractive option for emergency response or police services looking for a small but versatile chopper. In addition, the Ka-115 has been designed with fuel efficiency in mind – a concern of many modern pilots.

2015 to: Present
US$0.8 million
1x 1 x P&W C/K 206D
640 horsepower
Max Cruise Speed:
135 knots
250 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
421 Nautical Miles
780 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
2.38 nautical mile / gallon
1.164 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
17,100 feet
Rate of Climb:
2280 feet / minute
11.58metre / second
Take Off Distance:
Landing Distance:
Max Take Off Weight:
1,850 Kg
4,079 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
900 Kg
1,984 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
203 gallon
768 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
5 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
Cabin Width:
Cabin Length:
Exterior Length:
9.2 metre - 30.18 feet
Tail height:
3.6 metre - 11.81 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
9.5 metre - 31.17 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

The Kamov Ka-115 is a Soviet light utility helicopter that was designed in the 1970s. The design of this aircraft was based upon what would be needed for a new generation of small, agile helicopters that could operate from any type of terrain and were capable of carrying up to four people or 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) cargo. It has been reported by one source that the German company Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm had a hand in designing this model due to its “unique architecture”.

The KA-115’s main feature is its ability to carry objects externally attached to it which makes it possible for it to transport various items such as weapons, ammunition, foodstuffs and other military equipment without having to land.

The twin rotor design is referred to as a “coaxial” system since the rotors share the same axis and move in opposite directions to counteract each other’s torque. The Ka-115 has no tail rotor that creates thrust in the rear of the aircraft instead it uses both rotor systems for lift and thrust.

This helicopter can carry one person seated between its tandem rotors and has a cabin that is accessed by two sliding doors on the left and right of the cockpit. Each door slides on top of the rotor blades so as not to interfere with them when opening and closing. The Ka-115 has four officially listed versions: ambulance, reconnaissance, radio electronic warfare and light cargo.

The Kamov Ka-115 is powered by a single Aviadvigatel PS-68 gas engine that produces 910 horsepower, giving it a top speed of 193 kilometers per hour with a range of 312 kilometers.

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