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The Kaman K-MAX KAMAN K-MAX
CURRENT STATUS
PRODUCTIONLIST
SPECIFICATIONS
Photo by Rainier Heli-Lift  13-Jun-07
Current produced: 38 aircraft

Kaman K-MAX

All data according factsheet of Kaman Aerospace Rev. 9/96
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Photo by Christian Perret  26-Oct-07

 
Specifications  
Rotors: 2 side-by-side intermeshing counter-rotating all
  composite main rotors, with servo flap rotor control
Engine: One 1'800 shp Allied Signal (Lycoming) T5317A-1
  gas turbine, with particle separator
Transmission: Designed for 1'500 shp
Empty weight: 5'100 lb. 2'313 kg
Max. gross weight: 12'000 lb. 5'443 kg
Max. weight (without ext.load): 6'500 lb. 2'948 kg
Hook capacity: 6'000 lb. 2'722 kg
Crew: 1 pilot, no passengers
Internal fuel: 228 gal. US 863 liters
Rotor diameter: 48' 4" each 14.7 m each 
Operating length: 52' 15.9 m
Mean wheel tread: 11' 8" 3.6 m
Wheel base: 13' 6" 4.1 m
     
Performance    
K-MAX has been specifically designed, manufactured and sucessfully tested for
the repetitive lift and torque loading requirements of external load operations.
     
K-MAX will lift a 5'000 lb. (2'262 kg) external load to 8'000 ft DA (2'438 m) using
normal rated power.
     
Direct operating costs: Below $ 500 per flight hour.
Max. speed (without ext. load): VNE 100 kts 185 Kph
Max. speed (with external load): VNE 80 kts 148 Kph 
Max. rate of climb: 2'500 fpm 762 mpm
HOGE (Standard day): 6'000 lb. 2'722 kg
  estimated 28'000 ' 8'534 m
     
FAA Certification: August 1994  


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