Air Enthusiast 1997-01
P.Butowski - More Drops in the Ocean
Первый экземпляр опытного десантно-транспортного вертолета Ми-18
The Mi-18 of 1980 had its fuselage lengthened to the front and rear of the main rotor.
Ми-18 на стоянке учебного центра российских ВВС в г. Торжке Тверской обл.
The Mi-18 in its final configuration, with retractable undercarriage, fuel tank incorporated into the fuselage, armoured cockpit and heavy armament.
A-7bis in the foothills of Tyan-Shan in Kirgizia in the spring of 1941 wearing civilian markings.
The same A-7bis SSSR-1338 with a ski undercarriage.
World’s first armed rotorcraft, the Kamov A-7. Note the Degtyarev machine-gun by the rear seat.
A group of designers, pilots and military personnel with the first A-7 autogyro. Nikolai Kamov is fifth from the left in a white shirt. Second from the left, is Mikhail Mil, who was then Kamov’s deputy, responsible for the aerodynamics of the A-7.
Two views of the A-7-3a autogyro after landing on the roof of the unfinished factory No.290 in Ukhtomskaya, 1941.
Mil V-12/Mi-12 very heavy transport helicopter. It reverted to the ‘Vintokryl’ format as the tip-jet V-7 had shown such little promise.
Pictured after the first flight of the series Ka-22 at Tashkent on September 23, 1961. In the centre, with the flowers, is pilot Yuri Garnayev, next to him is Dmitri Yefremov.
Kamov’s Ka-22 during the first and only public display over Tushino airfield in Moscow on July 9, 1961.
Loading a BS-3 100mm anti-tank gun through the front door of Ka-22.
Rare air-to-air photograph of the Ka-22.
Kamov Ka-22.
Kamov V-100 combat ‘Vintokryl’ design of the 1970s. Besides the two lifting rotors at the wing tips, it had a small pushing propeller at the rear of the fuselage. Note the Kh-27PS anti-radiation missile on the fuselage pylon and movable cannon above it.
Model of the proposed Kamov V-100 combat 'Vintokryl' of the 1970s
View of the SBIZh tip-jet helicopter of 1950. This never flew, although it passed all its captive tests.
Without having performed a free flight, the Mil V-7 now resides in the Monino Museum.
Mil V-7 helicopter powered by two AI-7 turbojets at the blade tips.
V-7 during ground runs.
Kamov V-250 heavy-lift jet helicopter design.