Kamov Ka-118

The Kamov Ka-118 is a projected light multirole helicopter with the NOTAR (NO TAil Rotor) configuration based on the McDonnell Douglas design.

Kamov Ka-118
Role light multirole helicopter with NOTAR
Manufacturer Kamov
Status Design in research

Design and development

The first test of this concept took place on the Ka-26SS helicopter, a modified version of the Ka-26 equipped with experimental tail jet beams. The main concept of the Ka-118 features a single 4-blade main rotor, V-tail with upper tailplane, and a skid undercarriage. Pilot and copilot seated in side-by-side configuration, and four passengers in the rear cabin.

Since 1993, engine has not been selected and the NOTAR design is still in research.

Specifications (as designed)

General characteristics

  • Crew: One-two pilots
  • Capacity: 4-5 passengers, or up to 700 kg (1,540 lb) of cargo carried internally or externally.
  • Length: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Main rotor diameter: 11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.60 m (8 ft 6 in)
  • Main rotor area: 95.0 m2 (1,020 ft2)
  • Gross weight: 2,150 kg (4,730 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Omsk TVO-100, 522 kW (700 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 300 km/h (190 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 6,150 m (20,200 ft)



Bill Gunston "The Osprey's Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft", 2000

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