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Grabbed these from the Kamov designations thread. Can we talk more about them please? Does anyone know how many were made? And Were they meant for civil use or are they for the military?

These ones are the Ka-30 and Ka-30-2 type... also what are the notable differences between these two types? I noticed some have ducted engines but the one in the drawing has an exposed propeller.



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They're all the same aside from the paint. You can see the prop in the smaller picture of it in blue, it's hidden in the tree behind it. The prop blades are removed in the other pics.



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Yep I'm blind, you're right. Do you know which model this is specifically?



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Thats the Ka-30... the engine is a Ivchenko AI-14R 9-cylinder radial. Kamov also built the Sever-2 (aka North-2) from the GAZ Pobeda in 1959... there were 100 built between 1960 and 61. it was aimed to replace the NKL-16 and NKL-26 snowmobiles for reaching difficult locations inthe north/ Siberia/far east/ and Kazakhstan, they were used mostly for mail delivery and transporting passengers. the suspension system was from the Ka-15 heli. They could operate at temps of -50 C and speeds around 30-35 km/h with a mileage estimated at 13 thousand km (3-4 years).

the Sever-2 was replaced by the Ka-30 in 1962.



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For some extra background these are the NKL-16-41/NKL-16-42 and NKL-26 :)

these saw active military use.



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http://www.polarpost.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1007

some more Ka-30 stuff.. the last ones are 1968 postcards showing the routes/areas where the postal service used Ka-30s



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http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/12/unique-soviet-snowmobiles.html

 

and to top it off, it can be equipped with floats for traveling on water! this one was a Ukrainian example, 1963...



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WOW!!!!!!!! Thank you Leela! This is more than I could ever expect! Are the NKL-16 and 26 aerosleds Kamov machines too?



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Hi Leela and Rafale D, the NKL aerosans were used in World War II by the Soviet Red Army to carry ski infantry and logistics between bases. The Moscow-based Narkomles Factory built the earliest examples of this line and the later NKL-26 with armor; at other time periods they were produced by the car factory GAZ. They were also used by Finland during the Winter War against the Soviets.

Below are pictures of these captured Soviet aerosans.

 



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