The Russian Naval combat-transport helicopter Ka-29 (NATO Designation: 'Helix-B') is derived from the Kamov Ka-27. Production began in 1974 and entered the Russian Navy service in 1987.
The helicopter is equipped with: a 7.62 mm flexibly mounted machine gun; quadricycle landing gear for landing on ship decks; ballonnets for water landings. The cabin can carry 16 armed troops, or 4 stretchers with 8 passengers. Combat, internal and slung payloads are 1800 kg, 4000 and 4000 kg, respectively. Turbine engines that may be used are either the TV3-117V or TV3-117VMA (both 2200 shp).
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)
Crew required: 2
Crew seating: Side-by-side
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)
Overall Height: 5.40 m (17.7 ft)
Overall Length: 15.90 m (52.2 ft)
Overall Width: 15.90 m (52.2 ft)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 11500 kg (25353 lb)
Max Range: 750 km (405 nm)