Spot the difference: European vs Russian helicopters

From: Flight Image of the Day

Kazakhstan’s government has been dipping into the helicopter market recently, taking both Russian and European types. One the one hand we have the sleek (relative) modernity of Eurocopter’s EC-145 and on the other we have the er…well…more industrial looking* Kamov Ka-32. Now, can anyone tell them apart?


Credit: Eurocopter


Credit: Russian Helicopters

*When we say ‘industrial’ we mean like a VW Combi with a set of rotors bolted on.