PZL Kania

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The PZL Kania (Polish: Kite, also marketed as Kitty Hawk) is a follow-up to the Mil Mi-2 helicopter, developed in Poland by PZL-Świdnik.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Passenger Standard: Seats for pilot and 9 passengers, individual vents and lighting.
  • Passenger Executive: Seats for pilot and 5 passengers, luxury finishing, silenced cockpit, individual vents, lighting and audio system.
  • Cargo: Ability to carry external loads as a flying crane or to carry up to 1200 kg of load in the cabin.
  • Medevac/Air Ambulance: Equipment and space for up to 4 stretchers or less with paramedic crew on board.
  • Agricultural: Ability to carry up to 1000 kg of chemicals or agro loads (grains, seeds etc.) and ability to carry on one of following aerial application methods: LV spraying, ULV spraying, dustring and spreading (not built in series, only tested).
  • Spitfire Taurus II/Super Kania: American version of the PZL Kania, with redesigned fuselage and single Allison 250-C28 550 HP engine, with a big central air inlet, that was to be built under license in the United States by Spitfire Helicopters but only a mock-up was built.

Users[edit | edit source]

  • Cyprus
    • Cyprus Air Force
  • Libya
    • Libyan Air Force
  • Poland
    • Polish Border Guard
  • Slovenia
    • Air Transport Europe

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