Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Hours:
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (860) 623-3305

Admission:
Adults 12 & Up $12.00
Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

New England Air Museum
Kaman K-225

 

The K-225 served as a prototype for the HTK, the first Kaman helicopter to be evaluated by the U.S. Navy. Kaman was the only U.S. company to mass produce helicopters that incorporated the intermeshing rotor system, a design which eliminated the need for an anti-torque tail rotor. This is one of the first designs used both in military and civilian applications. One K-225 was later re-engined with a gas turbine to become the world's first turbine-engine powered helicopter.

The Museum's K-225 was the fifth Kaman helicopter produced and is the company's oldest surviving aircraft.

Mike Reynolds of Candor, NC, informed the Museum that this helicopter was once owned by Lattie "Jack" Reynolds who had a cropdusting business in Candor. Mr. Reynolds located the picture at the left of Jack operating this aircraft at The Rankin Museum of American Heritage in Ellerbe, NC.

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Specifications

Length: 23'
Rotor diameter: 38'
Height: 11' 6"
Empty Weight: 1,800 lbs.
Gross Weight: 2,700 lbs.
Maximum Speed: 72 mph
Powerplant: Lycoming O-435
Year: 1949
Location: Military Hangar

 


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