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Incomplete...

 
 
Kaman K-125
Kaman K-190
Kaman K-225
Kaman K-240 / HTK-1 / TH-43E
Kaman HOK-1, HUK-1, H-43A "Huskie"
Kaman H-43B "Huskie"
Kaman K-16
Kaman K-17
Kaman SH-2 "Sea Sprite"
Kaman K-1125 "Huskie III"
Kaman H-2 "Tomahawk"
Kaman YUH-2
Kaman K-700
Kaman KSA-100 SAVER
Kaman K-1200 K-MAX "Aerial Truck"
Kaman / Lockheed K-Max Burro
Kaman "Flying Barrel"


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-- Edited by Air_Gopher on Tuesday 6th of July 2010 06:12:32 PM

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More to add...
K-1 : two-seat coaxial-rotor helicopter
K-5 : modified version of K-225 with Boeing T50-BO-2 (Model-502) engine
K-6
K-8 : observation/liaison helicopter project
K-9
K-14 : ASW helicopter for Canada
K-16A : twin-boom COIN project
K-19 : twin-engined proposal parallel to K-20
K-101
K-140
K-141
K-190B : four-seat version of K-190A
K-244
K-250
K-600 (HOK-1, HUK-1, OH-43D)= K-3
K-700 : COIN project based on K-1125, 1969
K-750 Gazelle : US-built Aerospatiale SA-341 Gazelle
K-820 Sealite
K-860 = HH-2D Seasprite
k-894 Super Tomahawk / Super Seasprite
K-1125 Huskie III


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According to Hesham...

"K-747:the Kaman designed and began manufacturing the K-747
blade,the world's first production all-composite rotor blade for
the Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter in 1976."


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Hi,

K-3 was the Kaman K-600 (HOK-1,HUK-1 and OH-43D).
K-6 was light transport helicopter project,Mr. Bensen called its model

a "microlaboratory",and its fuselage was of cut-out plywood

covered with silk.
K-9 was a project for a small single-seat helicopter powered by a 43hp
Nelson H-63 (YO-65) four-cylinder two-stroke engine.Once again
employing Kaman's twin-intermeshing rotor system.




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Kaman K-101 was a titanium rotor hub for the K-20 (SH-2F) Seasprite.

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Regarding the "Flying Barrel," it looks too much like an annular wing aircraft like the SNECMA Coleoptere. But of course I have not seen any other images depicting this project using a rotor system or turboject so it is too early to classify it.



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For those who (like me) have no idea what the K-140 and K-141 projects were about, they were projected derivatives of the Fairey Rotodyne!!! There is an excellent post with artwork and plans on the What If forum:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20519.msg482094.html#msg482094

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Thanks for posting this! I thought I had already mentioned these in the Unbuilt projects section but nothing comes up in the search results. Thanks for reminding me, I'll go upload the pics there real quick.

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The Marine "Jarheads" are testing out an unmaaned Kaman for resupply in afghanistan.

http://www.kamanaero.com/helicopters/uav.html

Lockheed Kaman joint effort

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-- Edited by davh12 on Tuesday 1st of February 2011 09:41:24 PM

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Little better here. I'm trying to find the link, but they have one of the platforms in afghanistan already

http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/30/lockheed-martin-and-kamans-unmanned-helicopter-wins-military-co/

-- Edited by davh12 on Tuesday 1st of February 2011 09:44:49 PM

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An unmanned K-MAX aerial mule. Interesting!

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K-MAX aerial mule.



"aerial mule"??! WTF? I thought it was called "Aerial Truck"! XD



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Its known by quite a few little names.

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Eggbeater.........lol


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davh12 wrote:

Eggbeater.........lol


 

That's one of my favorites!



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Helicopters with intermeshing rotors have always been dubbed "eggbeaters"... It goes back to the Kellett KH-1 and KH-2 (Air Force XR-8 and XR-10) just after World War II !

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Be patient, I'm still building this list.

 

 

 

K-1 - Two-seat coaxial-rotor helicopter.

K-2 - ?

K-3 - See K-600 below.

K-4 - ?

K-5 - See K-240 below.

K-6 - ?

K-7 - ?

K-8 - observation/liaison helicopter project

K-9 - ?

K-10 - ?

K-11 - ?

K-12 - ?

K-13 - ?

K-14 - ASW helicopter for Canada.------

K-15 - ?

K-16A - Twin-boom COIN project. (Not a helicopter?)

K-16B - V/STOL tilt-wing aircraft with the fuselage of the Grumman JRF "Goose", with a pair of General Electric T58-GE-2A turboprops.

K-17 - Experimental two-seater powered by a "cold-jet" rotor system with 400 hp Blackburn Turbomeca Turmo 600 turbine.

K-18 - ?

K-19 - twin-engined proposal parallel to K-20.

K-20 - Kaman's entry to a US Navy competition for an all-weather utility helicopter. Later developed to SH-2 "Seasprite" (See below).

K-101 - ?

K-125 - Experimental two-seat helicopter with two-blade rotors fitted with controllable servo tabs and one 125hp Lycoming O-390-3 piston engine. It proved the viability of the twin-rotor system.

  • K-190(A/B) - See below K-141).

K-140 - ?

K-141 - ?

K-190 - Improved version of K-125.

  • K-190A - ? (I guess the original prototype's alternate designation?)
  • K-190B - Four-seat version of K-190A.

K-225 - Open frame three-seat utility helicopter developed from K-190 with twin-rotor system powered by one 225hp Textron Lycoming O-435-A2 piston engine driving wooden main rotor blades.

  • H-22 - (s/n 50-1271) one aircraft for USAF.

K-240 - Refined version of K-225 as a trainer aircraft, powered by a Lycoming O-435-4 piston engine developing 240hp.

  • XHTK-1 -Two two-seat aircraft for evaluation.
  • HTK-1 - Three-seat production version for the United States Navy, later became TH-43A.
  • HTK-1G - One example for evaluation by the United States Coast Guard.
  • HTK-1K - One example for static tests as a drone.
  • XHOK-1 - Prototype of United States Marine Corps version, two built.
  • HOK-1 - United States Marine Corps version powered by a 600 hp R-1340-48 Wasp; later became OH-43D.
  • HUK-1 - United States Navy version of the HOK-1 with R-1340-52 engine; later became UH-43C.
  • H-43A - USAF version of the HOK-1; later became the HH-43A.
  • HH-43A
  • post-1962 designation of the H-43A
  • H-43B
  • H-43A powered by a 860shp T-53-L-1B, three-seats and full rescue equipment; later became HH-43B, 200-built
  • HH-43B
  • post-1962 designation of the H-43B
  • UH-43C
  • post-1962 designation of the HUK-1
  • OH-43D
  • post-1962 designation of the HOK-1
  • TH-43E
  • post-1962 designation of the HTK-1
  • HH-43F
  • HH-43B powered by a 825 shp T-53-L-11A with a reduced diameter rotors, 42 built and conversions from HH-43B
  • QH-43G
  • One OH-43D converted to drone configuration

 

 

 


  • TH-43E - Alternate service designation?
  • HTU-1 - (Helicopter Training Unit One) alternate service designation.
  • HTK-1K "Yellow Peril" - First Kaman drone helicopter.
  • K-5 / HTK-2 - Twin-turbine experimental helicopter with Boeing 502-2 engines.
  • ? - Commercial development. (Only one prototype, that I've seen)

 

 

 

K-244 - ?

K-250 - 

K-600 / HOK-1 (later OH-43D) / HUK-1 "Huskie" - Four test aircraft to fill the US Marine Corps requirement for an Observation Helicopter.

  • H-43A "Huskie" - USAF version of HOK-1 for crash rescue duties. Fitted with four tailfins and minor equipment changes.
  • K-600-3 / H-43B / HH-43B "Huskie II" - USAF crash rescue version with Lycoming T53-L-1B turbine engine.
  • K-600-5 / H-43F / HH-43F - H-43B with uprated Lycoming T53-L-11A engine.

K-700 - Proposed rescue helicopter for USAF based on K-1125 with two PT6A turboshafts. Kaman also advertised the type as an armed troop transport for counterinsurgency (COIN) operations.

K-750 "Gazelle" - US-built Aerospatiale SA-341 "Gazelle".

K-800 "SeaCat" - Unbuilt project for armed Navy helicopter with Seasprite fuselage, stub wings, pusher propeller, and twin-turboshaft engines.

K-820 "Sealite" - Wait, isn't this the same project as "K-800"?????

K-860 / SH-2 "Seasprite" - Ship-based ASW helicopter.

  • YHU2K-1 - Four test and evaluation prototypes. Later redesignated YUH-2A in 1962.
  • HU2K-1 - Utility transport helicopter, powered by a 1,250-shp (932-kW) General Electric T58-GE-8B turboshaft engine. Initial production version. Later redesignated UH-2A in 1962.
  • UH-2B - Utility transport helicopter. 102 built.
  • H-2 "Tomahawk" - Gunship version based on UH-2A. One prototype was built and tested for the U.S. Army in 1963.
  • UH-2C - UH-2A and UH-2B helicopters fitted with two General Electric T58-GE-8B turboshaft engines. One former UH-2A acted as a prototype and was followed by 40 conversions from UH-2A and UH-2B.
  • NUH-2C - One test and evaluation helicopter. One UH-2C helicopter was equipped to carry and fire, AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow III air-to-air missiles. Redesignated NUH-2D.
  • HH-2C - SAR helicopter armed with single Minigun in a chin-mounted turret. Six conversions.
  • HH-2D - Unarmed SAR helicopter. 67 conversions from UH-2A and UH-2Bs.
  • SH-2D - ASW helicopter. 20 conversions from earlier models.
  • YSH-2E - Two test and evaluation helicopters fitted with an advanced radar and LAMPS equipment.
  • SH-2F - ASW helicopter powered by two 1,350 shp (1,007 kW) General Electric T58-GE-8F turboshaft engines. Conversions from SH-2Ds and earlier models.
  • SH-2G "Super Seasprite" - See K-894 below.

K-894 / SH-2G "Super Tomahawk" / "Super Seasprite" - ASW helicopter.

  • YSH-2G - Prototype converted from an SH-2F.
  • SH-2G "Super Seasprite" - ASW helicopter powered by two 1,723 shp (1,285 kW) General Electric T700-GE-401 turboshaft engines.
  • SH-2G(A) - Export version for Australia.
  • SH-2(E) - Export version for Egypt.
  • SH-2G(M) - Proposed export version for Malaysia.
  • SH-2G(NZ) - Export version for New Zealand.
  • SH-2G(I) - Redesignated SH-2G(A) offered to the other International customers.

K-1125 "Huskie III" - Medium civil transport helicopter using K-600 components with enlarged fuselage to accommodate 12 passengers. Powered by two Boeing YT-60 (later 770shp Pratt & Whitney PT6B-11) turboshafts.

K-1200 K-MAX "Aerial Truck" - Single-seat twin-rotor helicopter for repetitive external lift operations, powered by one 1,119kW Honeywell T53- 17A-1 turboshaft (civil equivalent of military T53-L-703).

  • Kaman / Lockheed K-Max BURRO - Broad-area Unmanned Responsive Resupply Operations (BURRO) project for the USMC.


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Can't wait for it to be finished, because so far I'm seeing a lot of mistakes and mix-ups.



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I have a similar list on the Secret Projects Forum, here it is:

K-1 two seat coaxial rotor helicopter
K-125/A (1947)
K-190/A development of K-125 (1948)
K-190B four seat version of K-190A, single pilot and three seats

K-2?/K-225 series
K-225 Army YH-22-KA MIXMASTER, development of K-190 (1949)
K-225 Navy HK-1 MIXMASTER (evaluation)
K-225 MIXMASTER civil commercial version

K-4?/K-240 series
K-240 Navy HTK-1 (1951); redesignated TH-43E in 1962
K-240 Navy HTK-1K drone conversion; redesignated TH-43E in 1962

K-3/K-600 series
K-600 HUSKIE Army (H)H-43A (1953)
K-600 Navy HUK-1 HUSKIE (redesignated OH-43D in 1962)
K-600 Army UH-43A HUSKIE 
K-600 Navy XHOK-1 HUSKIE
K-600 Navy HOK-1 HUSKIE (redesignated UH-43C in 1962)
K-600 HUSKIE civil civilian variant
K-600-3 Army (H)H-43B HUSKIE
K-600-3 HUSKIE civilian variant
K-600-5 Army HH-43F HUSKIE
K-600-5 Army QH-43G HUSKIE
K-600-5 HUSKIE civil civilian variant

K-16B tilt-wing V/STOL amphibian developed from Grumman GOOSE fuselage
? CONVERTIPLANE, no data (perhaps same as K-16B)

K-17 experimental two-seater with wingtip jets for US Army (1958)

K-19 Twin-engined proposal parallel to K-20

K-20 series
K-20 Navy YHU2K-1 (1959); redesignated YH-2A in 1962
- Army UH-2A? TOMAHAWK (1963) IAAFSS program, canceled
- YUH-2A (1964)
- Navy HU2K-1SEASPRITE ; redesignated UH-2A in 1962
- SH-2A SEASPRITE
- UH-2A/YJ85 SEASPRITE Navy (Jet-Augmented Seasprite)
- UH-2B SEASPRITE
- UH-2C SEASPRITE
- HH-2C SEASPRITE
- SH-2D SEASPRITE (LAMPS) (1971)
K-820 SEALITE, cancelled version of SEASPRITE; full-size mock-up (1970)
K-860 HH-2D SEASPRITE
K-888* SH-2F SEASPRITE (LAMPS) (*or applies to all K-20 models??)
K-894 SUPER TOMAHAWK (also Y/SH-2G SUPER SEASPRITE?)

K-1125 HUSKIE III development of K-600 series (1962)

KSA-100 SAVER (Stowable Aircrew Vehicle Escape Rotorseat) (world's first jet-powered autogyro) (1971)

? ROTOCHUTE

K-1200 K-MAX crane helicopter (1991)

Various projects:

K-140 Project resembling the British Fairey ROTODYNE
K-141 Project
K-244 Rotating-wing RPV project
K-250 no details
K-700 COIN project based on K-1125 (1969)
K-750 GAZELLE (US-Built SA-341)
K-6 Project
K-9 Project
? MMIRA (Multi-Mission Intermeshing Rotor Aircraft) (became the K-MAX)
? ROMAR Rotorcraft for Mars



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