Kharkiv KhAI-24

The Kharkov KhAI-24 was a 1960s Soviet two-seat autogyro designed by the Kharkiv Aviation Institute.

Role Autogyro
National origin Soviet Union
Designer Kharkiv Aviation Institute
Number built 1

Design and development

The KhAI-24 was designed by students of the Kharkiv Aviation Institute for an Estonian Ministry for the Energy Industry competition for a light autogyro for power cable inspection.[1] The two-seat autogyro had an enclosed cabin and a tricycle landing gear, it was powered by a 115 hp (86 kW) Walter M332 aircraft engine driving a tractor configuration two-bladed propeller. A three-bladed rotor was fitted above the cabin.[1] A full-scale model was displayed in 1966 in Moscow and the autogyro was tested in 1967 but nothing else is known.[1]


Data from [2]The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 800 kg (1,764 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter M332 air-cooled four-cylinder inverted inline engine, 86 kW (115 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 9.96 m (32 ft 8 in)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed


  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)
  • Minimum control speed: 40 km/h (25 mph, 22 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 2,200 m (7,200 ft)

See also

Related lists


  1. Namcek 1986, pp. 382-383
  2. Namcek 1986, pp. 438-439


  • Nemecek, Vaclav (1986). The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218033-2.

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