Development of the Russian Ka-32 (NATO Designation: 'Helix-C') began in 1980.  The airframe, powerplant and rotor system are based on the Kamov Ka-27.  Specifically, the Ka-32 is a civilian version of the SAR helicopter Ka-27PS.  Maximum internal and slung loads are 3700 kg and 5000 kg, respectively.

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: 3

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions with folded main rotor.

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.40 m 17.7 ft
Overall Length: 12.25 m 40.2 ft
Overall Width: 4.00 m 13.1 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 11.30 m 37.1 ft
Airframe Width: 3.80 m 12.5 ft
Airframe Height: 5.40 m 17.7 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 3.02 m 9.9 ft
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.24 m 4.1 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 4.52 m 14.8 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 1.30 m 4.3 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Speed: 260 km/h; Cruise Speed: 230 km/h

Weights
Max Gross Weight (ground): 12,700 kg 27,999 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 12,700 kg 27,999 lb
Empty Weight: 6,610 kg 14,573 lb
Useful Load: 6,090 kg 13,426 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.520
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 6,000 m 19,685 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 800 km 432 nm
Max Endurance: 5 hrs 5 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Powerplant
Number of engines: 2
Designation: Motor Sich TV3-117VMA turbine
Manufacturer: Motor Sich
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 1640 kW 2198 hp
Intermediate: 1618 kW 2169 hp
Maximum:  
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 1765 kW 2366 hp
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate: 1618 kW 2169 hp

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

May be folded.

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 15.90 m 52.17 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Counter-rotating
Hub Type: Coaxial
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 198.56 m² 2137.3 ft²
Disc Loading: 31.98 kg/m² 6.550 lb/ft²
Solidity:  
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter:  
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
RPM:  
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Solidity:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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