6 Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Posted on October 22, 2012 by team


The Kamov Ka-26 is a Soviet light utility helicopter with co-axial rotors. The Ka-26 entered production in 1966. 850 have been built.They were used in various sectors of economy but some people associate them with the Soviet traffic police. Yes, orange and blue Kamov helicopters used to patrol Soviet roads.

Today it's a luck to see a Ka-26 in the air, Mi-2 helicopters are far more frequently seen.


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These helicopters are now based at the airfield "Aerograd Mozhaisky", Moscow.

It is far from new.

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6 Responses to “Soviet Helicopter Ka 26”

  1. Osip says:

    The KA 26 looks like science fiction movie prop from 1965.

  2. Douglas says:

    New variants are still in production with turboprop engines. The one above does have two radial engines similar to the one in a Yak-52 however there are slight differences. The translation is awkward in places. The engine uses compressed air to start and the “scrolling handle” is used to turn the engine over prior to start to elevate any collected oil in the lower cylinders.

  3. Sign says:

    With the wheels out,it looks like a shoppingvehicle

  4. Sign says:

    With the wheels out,it have the looks as an shoppingvehicle

  5. GSG says:

    More than 30 great Ka-26 are fly in Hungary.They are the heart of nowdays Hungarian agriculutural aviation. The other part of hungarian agricultural aviation is the agricultural planes. A most of them is Antonov An-2 but there is Z-37 Cmelak,and
    Z-137T turbo cmelak too. The cmelak and the turbo cmelak are made in czehslovakia. The pilots really like the AN-2. An-2 is a very good and reliable plane.
    And please watch these Hungarian Ka-26 videos.
    The good pilots can do really tight turns with these helicopters.

  6. Blackbanana says:

    BATTON instead of BUTTON, fanny! I wonder if this is an old spelling mistake to confuse the Cold War enemy. Pretty smurt ;-)

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