A model of the projected V-50 tandem-rotor army combat helicopter.
G.Kuznetsov "OKB Kamov - 50 years", 1999
It would be very interesting to know the weights for this project. The size.
|dalhats laudzafata avicena, e-mail, 09.03.2014|
Is it attack helicopter?
|ChopperFan, e-mail, 12.01.2012|
Very Star Trek looking. It looks like someone cut the top off of a US CH-46/47 Chinook model, molded in a drop tank from a larger scale model for the body, stuck some extra fins to the bottom for style, then added on a chin turret as an afterthought.
It's a neat enough model but the line drawing clearly shows a more CH-46 "Chinook" style body.
In the Nato reporting name style it would probably be called a "Chinookski". (at least informally)
|shoes, e-mail, 15.06.2011|
it looks like the blades will hit each other.
|Stingray, the Helicopter Guy, e-mail, 19.05.2008|
Page lacks info. Here is info I wrote for wikipedia:
The V-50 was an armed tandem-rotor transport helicopter project from Kamov, with a projected speed of 400km/h. The project was abandoned in the late 1960s and only a model exists.
The blades can never hit; one rotor turns in the opposite direction. They can occupy the same plane (some actually do) without interference. Counter-rotating blades also cancel the torque reaction that usually requires a tail-rotor. Even twin engine designs like Mi-12 and V-22 Osprey have linked rotors.
|red, e-mail, 19.02.2008|
Actually the blades are lifted in flight and are set to a specific angle so as not to hit
it looks like the blades will hit each other
Do you have any comments concerning this aircraft ?