The Kamov Ka-32A is a Russian utility helicopter that has been in production since 1980. It is capable of being used for both civilian and military purposes, which have become more prominent with its recent use by the Syrian government in their battle against rebels. The helicopter has an interesting history, but to better understand it we should take a closer look at some specifications.
The Ka-32A’s rotors are positioned on top of the fuselage like most other helicopters (though instead of one main rotor there are two). This positioning allows it to operate from small spaces because the blades will not hit anything when turning around after landing or taking off. There is also no need for a tail rotor because the anti-torque vanes make it possible to counterbalance the rotor’s torque.