Russian company delivers three Ka-32 helicopters to Turkey

The helicopters will be used for firefighting

Kamov KA-32A
Kamov Ka-32A on standby at Loulé heliport in Portugal. Photo by Bill Gabbert August 29, 2012.

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey. The aircraft will be used for firefighting.

They are equipped with various fire extinguishing systems, including the ability to carry an external water bucket as well as a horizontal firefighting system for knocking down fires in high rise buildings and within oil-and-gas industrial facilities.

The helicopter is EASA certified and meets FAR-29 and AP-29 standards.

The counter-rotating main rotors and absence of the tail rotor results in    compactness and a high power-to-weight ratio. The Ka-32A11BC can carry up to 5 tons of cargo on the external sling.

Ka-32 helicopter Portugal
Kamov Ka-32A on standby at Loulé heliport in Portugal. Photo by Bill Gabbert August 29, 2012.

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