The helicopter PZL Kania. Specifications. A photo
The helicopter PZL Kania. Specifications. A photo

The helicopter PZL Kania. Specifications. A photo.


PZL Kania - Polish multi-purpose helicopter, developed in 1979, the aircraft manufacturer «PZL-Swidnik».


PZL Kania photo


The multi-purpose aircraft of the PZL Kania model was designed by Polish engineers in 1977, while the Polish aircraft designers used the model of the Soviet Mi-2 helicopter as the primary basis. The overall design of the aircraft has undergone only minor changes, in particular, experts have provided for a more aerodynamic shape, which in turn gave the aircraft the ability to accelerate to higher speeds, with increased maneuverability, which, in fact, made this helicopter model more efficient in terms of Its operation.

His first flight of the aircraft PZL Kania made a 3 1979 year in June, however, the initial test flight was intended solely to verify the effectiveness of the aircraft structure, while, as the actual production of the helicopters started only 1986 year.

Production of helicopters PZL Kania model carried the Polish aircraft manufacturer «PZL-Swidnik» between 1986 2006 on year - for a period of 19 of aircraft have been built, most of which are still very actively used today.

The PZL Kania helicopter has found wide application both in the military and civil aviation spheres, where this aircraft continues to be used today. In the military sphere, a helicopter can be used for patrol flights, for providing observation flights, as a reconnaissance aircraft, means for transporting people and cargo on board, etc. In civil aviation, this aircraft is used both as a search and rescue helicopter and as a police aircraft, or for carrying out special operations, carrying people and cargo.


Photo PZL Kania


Despite the fact that the helicopter PZL Kania found application in military as combat aircraft, the aircraft has not been used since, in fact, was not designed for the use of any weapons.

In the cockpit of the aircraft PZL Kania can accommodate up to 10 people, including without 9 passengers (soldiers), also a pilot. The maximum payload that PZL Kania helicopter can carry on its board of 1200 kilos, and, transporting cargo helicopter PZL Kania can also be carried out on the external coupling (the maximum permissible weight of 800 kilos).

The power plant of the aircraft PZL Kania model unit consists of two turbine engines brands Allison 250-C20B, each of which has its own traction in 420 hp, which in fact provides a high rate of aircraft and payload capacity, and also allows the helicopter to accelerate to maximum 215 velocity in km \ h. The maximum distance at which the helicopter PZL Kania can perform flights is 865 kilometers.


Helicopter PZL Kania


The following are production variations and modifications of the aircraft:

  • PZL Kania Passenger Standard - Passenger version of the helicopter, equipped with seating for 10 people, including also a pilot;
  • PZL Kania Passenger Executive - VIP-version of the helicopter, designed to carry passengers 5;
  • PZL Kania Cargo - Passport and cargo variant of the helicopter;
  • PZL Kania Medevac - Medical version of the helicopter;
  • PZL Kania Agricultural - Agricultural version of the helicopter;
  • PZL Super Kania - American single-engine variant of the helicopter.


Specifications PZL Kania.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 9 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 12,04 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,75 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 14,56 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 2000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3550 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 190 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 215 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 865 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4000 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Allison 250-C20B (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 420 hp (Depending on modification).



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