S u m m a r y
Star Series No 29 Kamov -27/-32 Family
||Soft cover; 127 pages
GBP19.99 from Ian Allan Publishing
||An examination of Russia’s
jack of all trades maritime helicopter.
Reviewed by Ken Bowes
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In the early 1970s, the
higher command of the Soviet Navy realised that the Ka-25 Hormone,
the then standard shipborne helicopter of the Fleet, was going to
remain limited in its capability. Particularly short-ranged, the
Soviets saw that to be effective an improved design was required.
Commencing in 1973, this was to come in the form of the Ka-27 Helix,
a larger and more powerful design that has formed the basis of many
Russian ship and shore based utility and specialised helicopters
Red Star Series Number 29 is
devoted to the Helix family, covering this helicopter in all its
forms from the 1970s to the present day.
As with all the Red Star
series this volume covers initial concept, development of the
various types, in-service history (both military and civil) and
exports. Rich in colour and with detailed text, one is given an
excellent understanding of both the military variants of the Ka-27
and the civilian Ka-32, which has been widely exported. The
prodigious output of Eastern European companies such as Zvezda has
resulted in several variations on a theme in 1/72 scale giving the
modeller some options for the Ka-27 family.
This book is a must for
anyone who wishes to take one of these kits and produce an accurate
Recommended for fans of
Russian aviation types.
Thanks to Simon of DLS Australia for the review
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