Kamov Ka32

  • CountryRussia
  • TypeMedium size utility helicopter
  • PowerplantsKa32T - Two 1635kW (2190shp) Klimov TV3117V turboshafts driving two counter rotating three blade main rotors.
  • PerformanceKa32T - Max speed 250km/h (135kt), max cruising speed 230km/h (125kt). Service ceiling 16,400ft. Hovering ceiling out of ground effect 11,480ft. Range with max fuel 800km (430nm). Endurance with max fuel 4hr 30min.
  • WeightsKa32T - Empty 6500kg (14,330lb), normal loaded 11,000kg (24,250lb), max flight weight with sling load 12,600kg (27,775lb).
  • DimentionsKa32T - Main rotor diameter (each) 15.90m (52ft 2in), fuselage length 11.30m (37ft 1in), height 5.40m (17ft 9in). Rotor disc area (each) 198.5m2 (2138sq ft).
  • CapacityPilot and navigator on flightdeck. Main cabin seats 16 passengers, or can be configured for freight carriage or as an air ambulance. Max internal payload is 4000kg (8820lb), max sling load weight is 5000kg (11,025lb).
  • ProductionCurrently in production, approximately 170 Ka32s have been delivered, mainly to Russian civil operators but a number have been leased by western companies and others operate throughout the globe on charter from their Russian owners.

A not remarkable sight outside of the previous Eastern Bloc, the Kamov Ka32 (NATO reporting name `helixc') is a multi reason utility helicopter based upon the military Ka27.

Kamov started outline deal with the Ka27 in 1969, its guideline plan destination being to give a shipborne against submarine fighting helicopter to supplant the Ka25 (`hormone'). The Ka27 model first flew in December 1974 and served as a model for the arranged military and common (Ka32) variations. The Ka27 was initially noted in Soviet naval force benefit in 1981, that year that the first common Ka32 was openly shown at Minsk. The Ka27 and -32 both peculiarity the case powerplant/gearbox and twin tails fuselage arrangement of the Ka25, and the Kamov trademark counter turning fundamental propellers (nullifying the requirement for a tail rotor).

Various renditions of the essential Ka32 have seemed hitherto. The Ka32t is the standard utility form, and is being used for a scope of missions including traveler transport, air emergency vehicle or flying crane. Despite the fact that it emphasizes just fundamental flight, it has been created in more noteworthy numbers than the other Ka32 subsidiaries. The Ka32s in the interim is fitted with a far reaching IFR flying suite for operations in poor climate conditions. Prepared for sea operations, it is utilized from icebreakers, for sea hunt and salvage, and seaward oil apparatus help, in addition to different errands.

The Ka32k is improved for utilization as a flying crane and gimmicks a retractable gondola underneath the fuselage for a moment pilot who can move the air ship when situating it. The Ka32a is like the Ka32t yet is certificated (honored in June 1993) to what might as well be called US Far Pt 29/Pt 33 airworthiness benchmarks, and is offered with cutting edge flying.

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