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Ka-27/28 Helix Family

Begemot 1/48 Ka-27/28 Helix Family Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2015 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Ka-27/28 Helix Family Scale 1/48
Set Number 48038 Pros 20 marking options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $TBA    

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Soviet-built and Russian service aircraft. In this release, Begemot provides a super set of decals for the HobbyBoss 1/48 Ka-27 Helix kit. Let's take a look:

Ka-27/28 Helix Family Ka-27/28 Helix Family

This set provides 20 markings options including:

  1. Ka-27PL, 22-05, Kamov OKB, 1983
  2. Ka-27PL, Bort 02, 830 ASW Regt, North Fleet, 1991
  3. Ka-27PL, Bort 05, 830 ASW Regt, North Fleet, 1991
  4. Ka-27PL, Bort 07, 38 ASW Regt, North Fleet, early 1990s
  5. Ka-27PL, Bort 22, 25 ASW Regt, Black Sea Fleet, 2001
  6. Ka-27PL, Bort 16, 25 ASW Regt, Black Sea Fleet, early 2000s, sharkmouth
  7. Ka-27PL, Bort 20, Ukrainian Navy, 2014
  8. Ka-27PL, Bort 35, 396 ASW Sqn, Baltic Fleet, 2001
  9. Ka-27PL, Bort 43, 830 ASW Regt, North Fleet, 2005
  10. Ka-27PL, Bort 36, 830 ASW Regt, North Fleet, 2005
  11. Ka-27PL, Bort 09, Unknown Regt, North Fleet
  12. Ka-27PL, Bort 41, 830 ASW Regt, North Fleet, 2005
  13. Ka-27PL, Bort 17, 25 ASW Regt, Black Sea Fleet, 2004
  14. Ka-27PL, Bort 10, 872 ASW Regt, Black Sea Fleet, 2014
  15. Ka-28, 576, 333 Sqn, Indian Navy, mid-1990s
  16. Ka-28, 401, 784 Sqn, Yugoslav AF, 1988
  17. Ka-28, -, 784 Sqn, Yugoslav AF, 1992
  18. Ka-28, 7525, Vietnamese Navy, 2000
  19. Ka-28, 9154, 6 Heli Regt, PLA Navy, late 1990s
  20. Ka-28, Bort 19, 859 Heli Training Sqn, Russian Navy, 2014

As you can see in the images above, these aircraft wore a variety of national markings between its Soviet and Russian naval service as well as operating under the banner of allied nations. This set will provide a nice range of subject options for your HobbyBoss kit as well as a nice set of airframe stenciling.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Begemot Decals, visit their website at http://www.begemotdecals.ru.

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!

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