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)

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): 12700 kg (27999 lb)

Max Range: 800 km (432 nm)

Max Endurance: 4.5 hrs (4.5 hrs)

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