Wednesday, May 19, 2010

PHOTOS: More From India's Light Copter Competition Trials


Kamov Ka-226T and Eurocopter Fennec.

Photos Courtesy Sandeep Unnithan

7 comments :

Rakka said...

I thought the KA-226 is just another junk ..until i saw this video ..even though it looks just like its our of cold war era helo ...its maneuverability is good ... Am not sure abt the avionics...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaGevLrh7Lk&feature=related

Which is better in ur opinion?

Tass said...

The Ka-226T is more versatile. It has a modular design which enables it to be reconfigured for a variety of roles.

Anonymous said...

kamov looks quite roomy...

don't know much bout both the choppers... :/

--uditt

Rakka said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMjp0Cz-4rY

Yeah, it looks roomy, but the avionics looks clumpsy ... May be they refined it later ...

May the best one win ..

rajeshthepilot said...

Hi Shiv,

Any updates on the RFI that the Indian Navy has issued for a sub-4500 kg twin engine SAR helicopter to replace the Chetak. Are Agusta Westland, Kamov and Eurocopter also being sought to provide details ? Any chance of the Nvay toeing the Army/AirForce line and accepting the same aircraft (will help by ensuring commonality of spares)?

Rakka said...

There is also a rumor that the RFP has been cancelled ... Is it true

Anonymous said...

Just make one based on Dhruv. Why Splurge?