14-Jul-2014 Source: HeliHub.com
The Kamov Ka62 is the target helicopter model for a newly developed transparency product. Russian company Himkompozit – part of the Rostec group – has successfully conducted dynamic bench testing on the new product. It would appear that the outer two laminates of the new product are silicate-based to provide increased abrasion resistance as well as the opportunity to heat the screen. In the middle is organic glass for strength.
Testing has included the propulsion of 1kg poultry carcases at speeds of up to 270 km/h (167 mph, or 145 knots). This evidently has some way to go, as the Vne for the Kamov Ka62 is reported by Russian Helicopters to be 164 knots.
Nikolai Vanesev – HeliHub.com Moscow correspondent