The helicopter Kaman K-240. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter Kaman K-240. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Kaman K-240. Specifications. A photo.


Kaman K-240 - US military multipurpose helicopter designed in 1950, the aircraft manufacturer «Kaman Aircraft».


Photo Kaman K-240


Designing a model helicopter Kaman K-240 was conducted by US aircraft manufacturers of the company «Kaman Aircraft» almost immediately after the Second World War. As a starting base, using model aviarazrabotchiki double US military helicopter Kaman K-225However, both in terms of exterior design, and in terms of flight performance, both aircrafts radically different from each other, although both models and did not get a big enough popularity.

The aircraft model Kaman K-240 positioned as search and rescue and a training helicopter, but apart from that, it can also be used as a patrol or reconnaissance aircraft, though ineffective.


Kaman K-240 photo


The main initiator of the start of work on the design of an aircraft models Kaman K-240 was the US military command, in particular, the helicopter had to go into service the naval forces of the country, however, because of the fairly low-maintenance qualities, the project was never otsenёn properly, as a result, release of the aircraft has been very much limited.

His first flight of a helicopter model Kaman K-240 1950 has made in the year, however, in the mass production of the project was sent to only a year later, which was due to the need for a number of technical modifications and improvements in the design of the aircraft.

On board the aircraft model Kaman K-240 can accommodate up to three people - a pilot and two soldiers, either, if the helicopter intended to be used as training aids, instructor and two student. Due to the presence of paired controls, the helicopter proved to be very effective means of training future pilots. Due to the lack of on-board aircraft is sufficient amount of free space, helicopter Kaman K-240 is not adapted for the carriage of any cargo.


Helicopter Kaman K-240


The power plant helicopter Kaman K-240 consists of a piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming O-435-K1, who having thrust in 250 hp, allowed to disperse the aircraft up to speed in 130 km \ h. (Cruise indicator), however, the maximum flight range of the aircraft has been very much limited and was only 193 kilometers.

Production of helicopters was carried out in the period from 1951 1953 on year. During this time, American aircraft manufacturers 29 of aircraft have been built, most of which are written off, and only a few up to date museum.


Specifications Kaman K-240.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 2 person;
  • helicopter length: 12,19 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,73 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 12,2 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 1043 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1406 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 130 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 193 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4260 m .;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-435-K1;
  • Power: 250 hp


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