KASKR-2 (KACKP-2) by N.I.Kamov and N.K.Skrzhinskij

General Information
Type KASKR-2
Function Experimental
Year 1930
Crew 1
Powerplant (1)
Type Gnome-Le Rhone Titan
Power 230hp
Size (m)
Length 9.0
Height 4.6
Rotor Diameter 12.0
Blades 4
Rate 135rpm
Filling 0.106 to 0.127
Weights (kg) and loads
Empty 865
Loaded 1100
Disc Load (kg/m2) 9.7
Power load (kg/hp) 4.78
Speed (km/h)
at 0m 110
Range (km)
Flight Endurance 30min
Ceiling (m)
Maximum 450
Payload (kg)
Fuel ?
Seats 1

KASKR-2 ready for a flight ("Russian Civil and Military aircraft 1884~1969" p.85;)

The KASKR-2 was the same aircraft as the KASKR-1 with a different power source: the former 100hp M-2 engine was replaced by a 230hp engine of the Gnome-Le Rhone Titan type. Some airframe and rotor improvements also were introduced.

During Winter time KASKR-2 was flown on skis ("History of aircraft construction in the USSR" Vol.2 p.442)

This autogiro was flown near 90 (some sources: 76 to 79) times for up to 28min long. Most flights (1930-31) were performed by D.I.Kochits. In the 1931 KASKR-2 was successfully demonstrated to the USSR leadership. As a result, group got a green light to continue development of the autogiros.

Among the KASKR program participants was student M.L.Mil, future helicopter designer.

KASKR-2 color scheme KASKR-2 color scheme used for the background, found at this page


  • V.B.Shavrov "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" Vol.2 p.442
  • G.I.Kuznetsov "Kamov's OKB"
  • P.Lambermont "Helicopters and Autogyros of the World", 1958
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