Russian Pocket Helicopter

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In 1971 Communist government of Soviet Russia has order a development of the smallest passenger helicopter in the world that could carry one person and can be folded in the tube that can be carried also by one person. They had plans to use it on the benefit of Soviet Army and Russian intelligent service.

Here we can see what they got as a result of this order. It was a Ka-56 “Wasp” helicopter, fully functional and could be used and between uses carried by one man.

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47 thoughts on “Russian Pocket Helicopter”

  1. Look closely at photo 3 and you can see the pilot is clearly our dear comrade President Putin (with a moustache), when he was a young man in the intelligence service of USSR.

    • I can sell you one. Or many. 15 thousand US dollars each.

      There is also second version, with special tube for nuclear device. This version costs US$ 1,500,000, only for sale to great nation of Islam.

      Do not forget 10% commission, please.

    • Hello. You can get any weapon from TIME magazine “Man of a Year” Vladimir Putin. He has sold the nuclear material to Iran and now made the first shipment. Russia is open for business, especially if you hate the freedom.

      • You are wrong. We love the freedom of business. Putin is a great leader, and nice in the cover of american magazine.

        Tsar Putin I, The Yuppie, will bring back our days of glory.

  2. No, but there are a couple of videos of it crashing.

    It’s the only transportation contrivance ever made which is more dangerous than a Yamaha R1000.

  3. Sorry, people, this article isn’t true
    http://twistairclub.narod.ru/ka56/indexengl.htm
    This helicopter has never flown. And never will. Sorry.

  4. Full-scaled mockup was built first to find better decisions in helicopter’s configuration: to make it compact and easy to assemble. The next step was to build the test plarform which included real engine, rotor system, transmission and controls.

    The only parts which were detachable from the helicopter for transportation were 4 main rotor blades. All other parts were easily folded. MR blades were attached by single shift each

    No balancing was needed after assebling less rotor tracking. Time to assemble helicopter was only 10 min.

    Ka-56 take-off weight was 220 kg (110 kg empty).

    Performance (calculated): range – 150 km, cruise speed – 110 kmh, ceiling – 1700 m.

    Unfortunately Ka-56 wasn’t ever flown.

    • The Ka-56 appears to be similar in design and mission to the Fa-330.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/haadams_rpi/95382212/in/set-72057594059074687/

  5. Yes, and the best part is “the possibility to land with and without engine, practically from any height.” In other words, if the engine fails you won’t die!

    If I lived somewhere in the sticks, I’d want one.

  6. Moscow traffic is too much for me. Sooner or later I will have a hart attack. Where can I purchase one with such good looked pilot?

  7. very funny. good job, pridurok!

    now go pee in the corner and write “eat the rich” at the wall. manifest your political stance! “non pasaran!” etc.

    rassiya, rassiya!!! ura-a-a-a!!! dalbayob…

  8. Please pay attention to the choice for shape and the dimensions of the container. It is obviously not too suitable to be carried in a truck or on your feet.

    From another side it looks to be very suitable for pushing through the submarine’s torpedo hatch.

    So possibly this ultralight helicopter was intended to be used by special task group (you can say “frogmen” or “Spetsnaz”, or in Russian more often used term in such cases “diversant”) in enemy territory (like USA or Western Europe) for what could be described as spying and terrorist activity, after being delivered to the sea shore by submarine.

  9. Hmm… if I saw that thing flying over my house with some invasion force soldier in it, I could and would shoot it down lol
    You know it can’t fly very fast… it would be even easier than shooting clay pigeons.

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