Development of the Russian-made Ka-27 (NATO Designation: 'Helix') antisubmarine helicopter began in 1970; series production began in 1977.  The helicopter entered service in 1981.  Equipped with: radar and sonar for submarine detection; a heated torpedo bay for operation in cold termperatures; flotation bags for water landings.

First flight of the Ka-27 was in 1973.

Overview

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Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: Kamov Ka-27

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

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VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 2 in Coaxial configuration

Crew required: 1-3 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

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