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).

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kamov Design Bureau

Primary manufacturer: Kamov

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)

Crew required: 2

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: 15.90 m (52.2 ft)

Overall Width: 15.90 m (52.2 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Motor Sich TV3-117V turbine

Engine manufacturer: Motor Sich

Take-off / rated power: 1659 kW (2224 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 11500 kg (25353 lb)

Max Range: 750 km (405 nm)

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