The Kamov Ka-8 "Иркутянин", (Irkutyanin - from Irkutsk), was a tiny Soviet helicopter that first flew in 1947.
It was a precursor of the Ka-10. The Ka-8 was a single-seat helicopter with a 27 hp M-76 engine, boosted to 45 hp by using alcohol for fuel.
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters
- Crew: 1
- Empty weight: 183 kg (403 lb)
- Gross weight: 275 kg (606 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × M-76 (aero-engine) 2-cyl. horizontally opposed air-cooled piston engine, 33.4 kW (44.8 hp)
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- Main rotor diameter: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)
- Maximum speed: 80 km/h (50 mph; 43 kn)
- Service ceiling: 250 m (820 ft)
- Apostolo, Giorgio. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters. New York: Bonanza Books, 1984. ISBN 0-517-439352.
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