Kamov aerosleds (aka hour rule that never was)

Tell me these photos don’t look like they come out of some sort of retro scifi universe, I dare you.

Where these actually came from is Soviet Russia. These are helicopter factory Kamov’s aerosled models Sever-2 (1st photo) and KA-30 (2nd photo). Sever-2 was based on GAZ ‘Pobeda’ car while KA-30 was build from scratch. Both relied on Ivchenko AI-14 9-cylinder radial engine for power.


Here’s a postcard from 1968 depicting the areas where postal service used KA-30s.

More photos here and here.

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