Since the collapse of the old Soviet system, the much greater openness in Russian society has meant that information, which until a relatively short time ago was treated as classified, has gradually become available.
This latest title in the Red Star series provides an in-depth study of the Kamov 27/-32 series helicopters. The Kamov Ka27 helicopter was first produced for the Soviet navy in 1973. Several variants including the Ka29 and Ka31 were produced. The Ka32 was a civil version of the Ka27 that was first manufactured in 1980. Once again several variants were built, including those for transport and shipboard utility purposes.
There is considerable interest among aviation enthusiasts and modelers in Soviet/Russian helicopter designs.