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Kamov V-50

A model of the projected V-50 tandem-rotor army combat helicopter.

G.Kuznetsov "OKB Kamov - 50 years", 1999

Kamov V-50

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Interesting, 04.03.2017

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamov_V-50

john, 15.05.2008

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

patrick, 26.07.2007

it looks like the blades will hit each other

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