Ka-29

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Ka-29
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Ka-29
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Description

The Ka-29 is a rank VI Soviet attack helicopter with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 000 m280 km/h
Max altitude5 400 m
Engine2 х Klimov TV3-117V turboshaft
Take-off weight12 t

Describe how the helicopter behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
AB RB
Stock ___ ___ 5400
Upgraded ___ ___

Survivability and armour

HIRSS
Dissipates the flow of hot exhaust gases, reducing the likelihood of capture by IR-guidance missiles
IRCM
Protects against IR-guided missiles
Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural540 km/h
Gear420 km/h

Examine the survivability of the helicopter. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 800 → 3 149 Sl icon.png
RB2 700 → 4 724 Sl icon.png
SB3 440 → 6 019 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications297 000 Rp icon.png
875 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training290 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 010 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 600 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 010 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
160 / 200 / 430 % Sl icon.png
226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods cd 98 main rotor.png
Replacing helicopter blades
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods heli flak jacket.png
Flak jacket
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods heli structure.png
Helicopter frame
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
65 000 Sl icon.png
510 Ge icon.png
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
560 Ge icon.png
Mods heli screen exhaust device.png
HIRSS
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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gunGShG_new_gun
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod UPK-23-250
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
65 000 Sl icon.png
510 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
65 000 Sl icon.png
510 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
ns23_belt_pack
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods counterMeasures.png
IRCM
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
44 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
RP-2-149TK
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
560 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
2A42
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
560 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow right 0.png
Mods ammo.png
2A42_belt_pack
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
71 000 Sl icon.png
560 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Night vision devices
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs)
Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon RedXCross.png

Offensive armament

Weapon 17.62 mm GShG-7.62 machine gun
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Fire rate6 000 shots/min

The Ka-29 can be armed with the following armament:

  • 1 x 7.62 mm GShG-7.62 machine gun (2,000 rpg)
  • 1 x 30 mm 2A42 cannon (200 rpg) + 1 x 7.62 mm GShG-7.62 machine gun (2,000 rpg)

Suspended armament

Number of setups5
List of setups
Setup 180 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 24 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon
(ammunition: 1 000 rounds)
Setup 38 x 9M114 Shturm missiles
Setup 42 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon
(ammunition: 500 rounds)
40 x S-8KO rockets
Setup 58 x 9M114 Shturm missiles
40 x S-8KO rockets

The Ka-29 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 80 x S-8KO rockets
  • 4 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 8 x 9M114 Shturm missiles
  • 2 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannons (250 rpg = 500 total) + 40 x S-8KO rockets
  • 8 x 9M114 Shturm missiles + 40 x S-8KO rockets

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in a helicopter, the features of using the helicopter in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Surprisingly nimble
  • Small profile
  • Can use the lethal 9M114 Shturm ATGMs alongside rockets and gunpods for use against ground targets

Cons:

  • Minigun is rifle-calibre, making it useless against heavy armour
  • No air-to-air missiles, vulnerable versus other aircraft and helicopters
  • Lacks thermal vision, can only use basic infrared image intensifiers
  • Low ammo count for cannons, can run out of ammo very quickly

History

Devblog

Development of the Ka-29 began in 1973, after engineers at the Kamov Design Bureau decided to create an attack transport variant of the Ka-27, which itself had successfully undertaken its maiden flight that year. Initially, the machine was to be designated Ka-252TB, but was later changed to Ka-29. The Ka-29 was intended to support amphibious naval operations by providing fire support for advancing troops.

After some development work, the prototype of the Ka-29 was ready for testing and conducted its maiden flight in July 1976. Testing was successfully completed by 1979, with the Ka-29 entering mass production in 1984. Shortly after, the Ka-29 entered service with the Soviet Navy in 1985, serving aboard the newly commissioned Ivan Rogov-class landing ships.

Production of the Ka-29 lasted until 1988, with about 60 units of the type being built. This helicopter saw combat in Chechnya in 2000-2001, few units  served in police special operations branches. The Ka-29 is still in service with the Russian and foreign navies, more than three decades after its initial introduction to service.

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See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the helicopter;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Kamov Design Bureau
Ka-29 · Ka-50 · Ka-52

USSR helicopters
Kamov  Ka-29 · Ka-50 · Ka-52
Mil  Mi-4AV · Mi-24A · ▂Mi-24D · Mi-24P · Mi-24V · Mi-28N · Mi-35M