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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) $12.95

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.

Begemot Decals are now available with free shipping in the US from HobbyZone USA. For more information about this set and the other releases from Begemot Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!


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