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Kamov Ka-29TB


NATO: Helix-B


Overview


Ka-29TB

Left side view of Russian navy Ka-29TB fitted with a single B-8V20A rocket pod.

Source: Dmitry Ryazanov - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Assault helicopter
Entered service
1987
Status
In service
Development
1973 - mid 1980's (Design project)
1976 (First flight)
1985 (Passed state trails)
Developer
Soviet Union - Kamov
Production
1984 - 1991
Producer
Soviet Union - Kumertau helicopter plant
Number produced
59 serial production KA-29TB
Designations
Helix-B (NATO reporting name)
TB / Transportno Boyevoy
Russian for "naval transport".
Izdeliye 502 (Article index)
Ka-252TB (Prototype designation)
Notable users
Soviet Union - Navy
Russia - Navy
Ukraine - Navy

Details


Ka-29TB

Russian navy Ka-29TB on public display. Note the B-8V20A rocket pod and UPK-23-250 gun pod.

Source: Unknown author - © Copyright lies with original owner

List of armament options

7.62mm GShG
1x GShG 7.62mm gatling gun is mounted as an internal weapon. 1.800 rounds carried.
Up to 1x 2A42 30mm autocannon can be mounted on the left side of the hull. Only fitted to limited number of Ka-29TB.
Up to 2x UPK-23-250 gun pod with twin barrel 23mm GSh-23L autocannon. Can be carried on the outer pylons.
57mm S-5
Up to 4x UB-32 rocket pods. Can be fitted to each pylon for a maximum of 128 S-5 aerial rockets.
Up to 4x B-8V20A rocket pods. Can be fitted to each pylon for a maximum of 80 S-8 aerial rockets.
Up to 8x 9M114 Shturm-V anti-tank guided missile. Can only be carried on outer pylons.
Up to 8x 9M120 Ataka-V anti-tank guided weapon. Can only be carried on outer pylons. Might only be available for use on Ka-29TB after refit.
ZB-500
Up to 2x ZB-500 incendiary free-fall bombs.
Facts Ka-29TB
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Assault helicopter
Crew
3 (pilot, co-pilot/gunner, crew chief)
Dimensions
Length
12.25 m
Width
3.8 m fuselage
Height
5.44 m
Empty weight
5.52 t
Gross weight
11.0 t
Max takeoff weight
12.6 t
Propulsion
Powerplant
2x Klimov TV3-117VMA turboshaft
Power output
2.190 shp each
Rotor setup
Coaxial, 2x three blade rotor
Diameter
15.9 m
Performance
Max speed
280 km/h level flight
Cruise speed
235 km/h
Operational range
460 km with 2 t payload
Ferry range
740 km
Endurance
3 - 4 hours
Ceiling
3.7 km hover
4.3 km in flight
Climb rate
15.5 m/s
Load factor
2.3 g
Armament
Hardpoints
4x hardpoint
Combat load
1.850 kg
Fixed gun
1x 7.62mm GShG gatling gun
1.800 rounds
Fixed gun (optional)
1x 30mm 2A42 autocannon
250 rounds, feeds from cabin
Avionics
Radar
Yes
Optronics
TV / night vision sight
Self-defense
Chaff/flare dispensers
L-166V IR jammer
Transport capacity
Passengers
16 troops
4 stretchers plus 7 seated casualties
Cargo capacity
2 t internal
3 t external
Hoist
Yes

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