Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

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.

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

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

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

It is far from new.

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

A compressed air cylinder helped the helicopter to revive.

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

That helicopter behind is a vehicle of the same type.

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

The weather is getting better.

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

The cabin is a typical Soviet one. You won’t find displays here. Hot air pipes and windshields are the most interesting elements.

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Yes, it’s not “Robinson”.

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

It’s the motor pod and the engine scrolling handle. It seems that they didn’t care much about polishing in the Soviet times.

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

Looking at the helicopter close it seems it fully consists of hatches and patches from rough aluminium.

Soviet Helicopter Ka 26

The helicopter is equipped with the engine of the same type used for YAK-52. It’s hard to reach the engine from the side of the fuselage so they need to work standing on a ladder.

It still can bring some joy to those who fly by it and who watch it flying.

via pkk-avia

6 thoughts on “Soviet Helicopter Ka 26”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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