A HELICOPTER OF PLASTIC.
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The new helicopter KA-26 lifts up to 900 kg. It has two piston engines of 325 hp each its speed is up to 170 kmhour and range 400 km. Up to 30 per cent of its structural parts are made of plastic and for the first time in the USSR the propeller blades are of glass-reinforced plastic. The agricultural variant, shown in flight on a halftone, is being tested and can be easily transformed for passengers or cargo. Author
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