Soviet Yakovlev Yak-24 Utility Helicopter

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Also known as The ''Horse'', The Yak-24 was a Tandem, Utility Helicopter used for a short period by The Soviet Union (Russia), starting in 1956. It is unclear just how many were produced and when they were decommissioned. Developed for The Soviet Air Force primarily, The Yak-24 also saw limited use with The Soviet Army as an Airborne (Paratrooper) deployment platform. Crewed by (4), The Yak-24 was 65-feet long with a Tandem (Twin) Rotor Radius of 70-feet. Power was provided by (2) Shvetsov ASh-82 14-cylinder Radial Engines (each producing 1,700-HP. Rated airspeed was 107-mph. Operational ceiling was 8,900-feet. The Yak-24 could support over 7,000-lbs of cargo and associated loads. No armament was installed.