This Hoodlum was in reality CCCP-24054 and it wore an Aeroflot scheme for the ferry flight to Germany in May 1973 where it was eventually to become D-HBAU with City Bau AG. It has been preserved at the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim in these fake colours since May 1987.
This Ka-26 was delivered to the Ukraine directorate of Aeroflot in January 1975. It later went to Hungary as HA-MCL as a crop-sprayer but then fell into disrepair. Fortunately, the frame has been rescued and is now on display in (presumably) something close to its original scheme.
This Ka-26 was previously CCCP-19668 with the Ukranian division of Aeroflot from July 1976 9and then subsequently UR-19668). It is now on the Hungarian register and was parked up at Budaors during my visit.
This one of many interesting exhibits tucked away inside the old aircraft shelters at the Finow Luftfahrtmuseum. This Hoodlum also carried the registrations DDR-SPU and D-HOAU before reverting back to this, its original IF delivery reg.
Must be the first time I ever saw a Kamov, here carrying out a demo for Harvest Air/Helicopter Hire who were looking at becoming distributors for the type. Note Paris show number from recent appearance at the Salon. Last noted in the Kamov Design Bureau test facility at Lyubertsy