Aircraft Photo of 125477 | Kaman K-225 | USA - Navy | #235225
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:10 October 2018
Photo by:Gary Vincent
Photo ID: 235225
Photo Comment

The KA-225 was an improved version of Charles Kaman's first helicopter, the twin inter-meshing rotor KA-125 and first flew in 1949. Two were purchased by the US Navy and one by the US Coast Guard for testing. One was also evaluated by the US Air Force. 125477 became the first turbine powered helicopter in 1951 when the Lycoming piston engine was replaced by a Boeing YT-50 turboshaft engine. The helicopter was donated to the Smithsonian in 1957.

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