Civil shipboard-maritime version of the Kamov Ka-32 developed in 1981.  The aircraft is fitted with radar, and electric load hoist, and added external fuel tanks.  Common uses of the aircraft include ice patrol, ship guidance through icefields, moving up to 360000 kg of load a day (with a payload capacity of 5000 kg), and SAR.  Known for its semi-automatic flight modes, the helicopter can operate in day or night.

 

The Ka-32S prototype first flew in 1983.  The series entered production in 1987.

 

 

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: Kamov Ka-32

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)

Crew required: 1-3

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 5.40 m (17.7 ft)

Overall Length: 12.25 m (40.2 ft)

Overall Width: 4.00 m (13.1 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Motor Sich TV3-117VMA turbine

Engine manufacturer: Motor Sich

Take-off / rated power: 1640 kW (2198 hp)

Intermediate power: 1618 kW (2169 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 11000 kg (24251 lb)

Max Range: 800 km (432 nm)

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