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Helicopter With A Parachute!


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Talking of parachutes, Russians have been flying with helicopter ejector seats since a couple of years with the Kamov Ka-50: rotor blades are blown away by explosive charges in the rotor disc and the canopy is similarly jettisoned.

You can check it there:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamov_Ka-50

 

I had the chance to see this wonderful rotorcraft at the Paris Air Show a couple of years ago: just amazing!

:rolleyes:

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