In March 1964 the Soviet magazine Around the World (Вокруг света) published an item under the heading “Martian” Technology:
The age of space flight excites the engineer's imagination. A Moscow university student, A. Bankovsky, chose a rather unusual topic for his graduation project: he drew up a blueprint for a “Martian” helicopter.
This piece of “Martian” technology is intended to serve as a link between teams of scientists and a base on Mars for reconnaissance, photographing the terrain, and transporting cumbersome freight.
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