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7 Soviet Snowmobile Sever-2

Soviet Snowmobile Sever-2

Posted on July 23, 2007 by


The snowmobile Sever-2 (North 2) was developed in 1959 in Helicopter Design Office of N. I. Kamov. It was created from the legendary Soviet automobile Pobeda (Victory).

Firm skis and powerful aircraft engine AI-14 (260 horse-powers) made possible to move on snow or ice at a speed of 30-35 kilometers per hour. Sever-2 was able to function at extreme temperatures, about 40-50 degrees centigrade.

These snowmobiles delivered passengers and mail through the various areas of the Soviet Union, such as Siberia, the Far East and Kazakhstan. They also serviced settlements along the rivers Amur, Lena, Ob’ and Pechora.


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7 Responses to “Soviet Snowmobile Sever-2”

  1. teacher34 says:

    WAHOO first comment. Always wanted that.

  2. gorby says:

    how very unecessary. why isn’t a track being used?

  3. Paglief says:

    It would be fascinating to see one of these in motion. I imagine it very difficult to steer on snow. Or to stop. Did I say difficult? More to say terrifying.

  4. John from Kansas says:

    A remarkable machine. From some of the photos it appears that someone is trying to preserve some rare aircraft as well. Besides the example on wheels, are any Sever-2s or Ka-30s still in operation?

  5. ismo, a finn says:

    You can’t sneak on anybody with that, for sure. Here is lot of hydro-choppers equipped with VW -engines, the noise of propellers is LOUD. And of course there is no saftey cage around the propeller. Is it possible to turn the blade agles to negative, like reverse? One should be quite sure not standing behind when this vehicle is backing up.

  6. Haywood says:

    We are just now learning in America of some of the magnificent vehicles, conveyances and other techniques and products that have been around for decades in Russia and the other lands of the Federation, techniques and products that we could have found great use for here in the west. It is a shame that the cold war, which was a direct result of the Personality Cult, kept the two cultures separated so bitterly and so long. But as we saw it, here was Stalin, standing over the crushed remains of the most fearsome military machine ever devised by the mind of man, which the agony of the incomparable sacrifice of the people of Russia had finally destroyed, looking the West in the face with a scowl, and the coals in his pipe glowing fiercely. And it scared us half to death, as anyone can well imagine. Thank God that those terrible times are over! Our destiny and Russia’s destiny are a common road, and Russia’s enemies are our own. We will stand or fall together; but if we stand together, we shall never fall.

  7. The uk also has some of the best vehicles in the world.

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