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Model: Ka-25PS Hormone-C search and rescue (SAR) Soviet Naval Helicopter

Catalogue number 72307
Scale 1/72
Model state Production line
Weapons and equipment Aviation
Period Post WWII

Description
Ka-25PS Hormone-C search and rescue (SAR) Soviet Naval Helicopter - the "Ka-25" -- first observed in public at the Paris Air Show in 1967, to be assigned the NATO reporting name "Hormone". It is actually somewhat unclear if there ever really was a "Ka-20"; certainly there was a prototype that got the name "Harp", but some sources hint the Ka-20 designation was a Soviet cover or a Western fiction. The "Ka-25PS" AKA NATO "Hormone-C", a utility transport / search and rescue (SAR) variant. It was similar to the Ka-25PL (Anti-Submarine), but with most combat kit except the radar deleted; at least some Ka-25PS machines may have been conversions from surplus Ka-25PL machines. The Ka-25PS had tip-up seats for up to 12 passengers, along with external fuel tanks, a rescue winch, provisions for stretchers, a searchlight, loudspeaker, and possibly a float-flare dispenser. A few Ka-25PS machines featured an antenna array on the nose to pick up signals from aircrew rescue transmitters. The Ka-25PS was usually painted in a high-visibility red and white color scheme.

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Inside of box

Decal | Photo etched parts


Photos of prototype

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