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Kamov Ka-34

A model of the Ka-34 heavy rotary-wing aircraft.

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

Neil Basham, e-mail, 21.04.2020reply

These days unfortunately, I feel that the conventional helicopter has been, or is rapidly being replaced by the drone. The "dragon ship" is a prime example.

Neil Basham, e-mail, 21.04.2020reply

One would think that once there was enough altitude & forward momentum, the vertical takeoff rotors would somehow retract or "fold up" into something more aerodynamic. Alternatively, the main rotors may booster both velocity & altitude albeit with much more powerful engines than the smaller rotors which only propel the craft forwards.

Philippe, e-mail, 07.02.2011reply

What a huge might have been helicopter. I am not sure that such a unit could flight correctly. But I wish I could find a 1 /72 model kit Who said ?

michael, e-mail, 15.02.2011reply

they provide vertical takeoff

Shariffin, e-mail, 16.09.2011reply

World most beautiful & powerful workhorse.
Now do you have an agent in Malaysia.

Shariffin, e-mail, 16.09.2011reply


syn, 20.01.2010reply

The Ulitimate Blinder

James, 04.05.2009reply

Judging from the model, what theoretical speed could be obtained in foward flight?

Nikos J. Farsaris, e-mail, 18.08.2008reply

To morko:

Not really! they would provide lift during autorotation! Heavier load for a smaller and stiffer wing. U.S. Cartercopter is a similar concept design!

General comment:
Rather cancelled due to complexity. Soviet Union realy focused in simple designs suitable for mass production.

MYRON, e-mail, 04.05.2008reply

Wonder if they ever built any of these and whether (Or) Not they actually had "Flying!" examples?

grouchy, e-mail, 18.03.2008reply

Yeah I don't know how well this would fly but it sure looks cool

morko, e-mail, 29.02.2008reply

wouldn't that huge vertical rotors only provide drags in cruising flight ?

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