THE UNIVERSAL HELICOPTER,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The Ka-15 helicopter lifts into the air normally two and at overloads four people, in its dimensions it resembles an automobile, it is 400 kg lighter than the POBEDA car. The basic components of the helicopter appear to be a spatial framework welded from hardened Cromansil pipes on which is mounted the shell and skin of the fuselage, the tail-boom with double tail empennage, engine and fuel tanks, column of rotors, landing organs and controls. Judging by the control characteristic, the Ka-15 is closer to an aircraft than helicopters of other designs. The coaxial machine is almost fully symmetrical which simplifies the job of piloting and increases the flight safety. The Ka-15 is capable of carrying out a variety of tasks. The sides of the fuselage are provided with special joint connections on which various containers are mounted. The pay load capable of being transported by this machine is 250 - 300 kg. When the sides of the fuselage are hung up with ambulance gondolas the machine turns into a first aid ambulance. The Ka-15 helicopter can be used for the transportation of mail and express freight. Assembly of three variants of agricultural equipment, sprayer, duster and aerosol generator - makes it possible to employ the machine for combatting various kinds of agricultural pests doing harm to orchards and vineyards.